Inferno
Inferno
by Dante Alighieri

Inferno Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Massive Allegory
The Three Beasts
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Voyage and Return
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Inferno Canto I
Inferno Canto II
Inferno Canto III
Inferno Canto IV (the first Circle: Limbo)
Inferno Canto V (the Second Circle: the Lustful)
Inferno Canto VI (the Third Circle: the Gluttonous)
Inferno Canto VII (the Fourth Circle: the Avaricious and Prodigal; the Fifth Circle: the Wrathful and Sullen)
Inferno Canto VIII (the river Styx, the gates of Dis)
Inferno Canto IX (the gate of Dis)
Inferno Canto X (the Sixth Circle: the Heretics)
Inferno Canto XI (the Sixth Circle: the Heretics)
Inferno Canto XII (the Seventh Circle, First Ring: the Violent against their Neighbors)
Inferno Canto XIII (the Seventh Circle, Second Ring: The Violent against Themselves)
Inferno Canto XIV (the Seventh Circle, Third Ring: The Violent against God)
Inferno Canto XV (the Seventh Circle, Third Ring: the Violent against God)
Inferno Canto XVI (the Seventh Circle, Third Ring: The Violent against God)
Inferno Canto XVII (the Seventh Circle, Third Ring: the Violent against Nature and Art)
Inferno Canto XVIII (the Eighth Circle, First Pouch: Panderers and Seducers; the Second Pouch: Flatterers)
Inferno Canto XIX (the Eighth Circle, Third Pouch: Simonists)
Inferno Canto XX (the Eighth Circle, Fourth Pouch: Diviners, Astrologers, and Magicians)
Inferno Canto XXI (the Eighth Circle, Fifth Pouch: the Barrators)
Inferno Canto XXII (the Eighth Circle, Fifth Pouch: the Barrators)
Inferno Canto XXIII (the Eighth Circle, Fifth Pouch: the Barrators; Sixth Pouch: the Hypocrites)
Inferno Canto XXIV (the Eighth Circle, Seventh Pouch: the Thieves)
Inferno Canto XXV (the Eighth Circle, Seventh Pouch: the Thieves)
Inferno Canto XXVI (the Eighth Circle, Eighth Pouch: the Fraudulent Counselors)
Inferno Canto XXVII (the Eighth Circle, Eighth Pouch: the Fraudulent Counselors)
Inferno Canto XXVIII (the Eighth Circle, Ninth Pouch: the Sowers of Scandal and Schism)
Inferno Canto XXIX (the Eighth Circle, Tenth Pouch: the Falsifiers of Metals)
Inferno Canto XXX (the Eighth Circle, Tenth Pouch: the Counterfeiters of Persons, Counterfeiters of Coins, Falsifiers of Words)
Inferno Canto XXXI (the Eighth Circle, Tenth Pouch: the Falsifiers)
Inferno Canto XXXII (the Ninth Circle, First Ring Caina: Traitors to their Kin, Second Ring Antenora: Traitors to their Homeland or Party)
Inferno Canto XXXIII (the Ninth Circle, Second Ring Antenora: Traitors to the Homeland or Party, Third Ring Ptolomea: Traitors against their Guests)
Inferno Canto XXXIV (the Ninth Circle, Fourth Ring Judecca: Traitors against their Benefactors)
Characters
Dante
Dante Timeline
Virgil
Virgil Timeline
Lucifer
Pope Boniface VIII
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Primitivity
Primitivity Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Justice
Justice Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Wisdom and Knowledge
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Time
Time Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Could Someone Turn Down the Heat?
Could Someone Turn Down the Heat? Flashcards
Could Someone Turn Down the Heat? True or False
Hot, Hotter, Hottest
Hot, Hotter, Hottest Flashcards
Hot, Hotter, Hottest True or False
Only the Good Die Young
Only the Good Die Young Flashcards
Only the Good Die Young True or False
Essay
Teaching Inferno
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Letters to the Future
Words, Words
Designing Hell
...and once more saw the stars. The end.
Recitation
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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