Study Guide

Inferno Characters

By Dante Alighieri

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Dante

Because the hero of the Inferno is also the writer, we have to look at both aspects of...

Virgil

Although Virgil’s official job title is a "guide" for Dante (does he hold a little flag up...

Lucifer

According to Christianity, Lucifer fell from Heaven because of the sin of pride. Like Nimrod in...

Pope Boniface VIII

Even though Pope Boniface VIII never physically shows up in the Inferno, he's a major figure,...

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