Parallelism between the two Infernos

Inspiration is a strange concept. Merriam- Webster’s Dictionary describes inspiration as “something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create.” The etymology of the word means “divine guidance” illustrating how nobody understood how inspiration occurred. In literature, many writers have inspired by other great works. In the past 2000 odd years, the Bible has been one of the most influential works in the Western hemisphere. One historical work deeply inspired by the Bible is Dante’s Inferno. In the poem, Dante travels through hell where he is introduced to numerous famous, some infamous to be more precise, historical and mythological figures enduring punishment for the crimes they committed when they were alive. Just as the Bible inspired Dante in the Inferno, his poem also inspired Dan Brown in his Inferno.

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