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Jessica | 1 comments HELP!! Don't understand the poem this book is based of??

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Brett Herman | 3 comments It's based off of an epic poem by Dante called Inferno. It describes the character's "tour" of Hell. The description is still used today. Inferno was part of a trilogy of epic poems known as The Divine Comedy, which describes a tour of Hell, followed by Purgatory, followed by Heaven. Dante describes Hell as an inverted mountain, with different layers and punishments based on your sin. Purgatory is described as a mountain, with a similar quality, except your being given a second chance to repent. Heaven is described as being similar to the solar system. He starts where Pluto would be and gets to the sun, G-d.

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