Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Dante's Influence On Hell
It really piqued my interest today in class when we were talking about how the Bible doesn't even really describe Hell and how Dante's Inferno gives us a majority of the ideas that we have about hell today. It's strange to me to see how much can come out of a fictional story. My idea of hell is generally described in Dante's Inferno but I never thought about the fact that this idea along with the idea of purgatory wasn't really mentioned in the Bible. The Bible and its statements are interpreted in so many different ways as it is. It's crazy to think that the details of hell are just another interpretation.