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How do you think Dan Brown's Inferno relates to Dante's Inferno?
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This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Dan Brown's Inferno mentions Dante's Inferno many times, and Bertrand Zobrist, the main antagonist, was a Dante fanatic. The poem on the back of Dante's death mask is proof of his love for The Divine Comedy. The poem starts off with the same words as a part of The Divine Comedy, and follows the same rhythmic pattern throughout all of it. The poem, along with Dan Brown's Inferno, both end in the word "stars", which is also a nod to Dante. Each section of The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) ends in that same word: stars. One of the first mentions of Dante is Botticelli's interpretation of Inferno (Dante's, not Dan Brown's). Though Zobrist has edited the painting, the meaning behind it is still there. (hide spoiler)]
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