I love how different each circle of hell is. The author clearly spent a lot of time imagining the absolute worst torture people could go through and then imagined many variations.
Professor Gibbs remarked that my storybook project has parallels to Dante’s Inferno, and while I can’t remember if I intended it or not, this is certainly true. My original goal was to create a trilogy of experiences much like Dante’s entire collection: Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno. The Cathartic path is basically the Inferno.
Reading Dante’s descent inspires me to continue with my storybook. Maybe I’ll make that a goal of mine over winter and summer breaks.
Story source: Dante’s Divine Comedy, translated by Tony Kline (2002).
Featured image: Shadow Self?