It occurred to me earlier that Dante, while attempting to be an epic poet of regarded as badass by all, is very much a stereotypical teenage girl. Firstly, he majorly fangirls when he meets his idol, Vergil, and continues to waltz through Hell with hearts in his eyes for the rest of his journey. Secondly, he idolizes the object of his affection, pining away for something beyond his reach - Beatrice. Thirdly, he has a Burn Book.
But, no. He doesn't just have a Burn Book in which he writes the names of his enemies to insult them. He literally burns them in Hell. If that doesn't spell "angst-ridden teenage girl," I don't know what does. Anyone who he was unhappy with in life he probably damned in death (I'm lookin' at you, Boniface).
(Yes, I spent my time doing this and it makes me very happy)
What do y'all think? Is Dante's Inferno the realization of his secret fantasies against his enemies? Is Dante a Regina George or a Cady Herring?