World Literature – Inferno Response
Make sure to write what you think, not what you googled. Clearly identify each answer (1, 2, etc.). As always, avoid errors in usage (spelling, punctuation, etc.).
1. Why do you believe Dante (the author) chooses to punish the sinners symbolically, and how does he manage to do so? You do not need to list all of the sinners
2. Why do you believe Dante the author chooses the specific beasts he lists at the beginning of the selection to block the path of Dante the character?
3. Explain how Virgil came to be Dante’s guide: Who sent him? Why?
4. What did you find interesting or important in this selection? Have you seen elements of this selection in modern media (film, music, comics, or even more recent literature)?