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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Given that several of the writer's favorite historical figures appear in the epic, some people have jokingly suggested that this is an early example of the SelfInsertFic.


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** Francesca counts as well, particularly considering [[YourCheatingHeart her sin]] is far less heinous than Ugolino's.

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** Francesca counts as well, particularly considering [[YourCheatingHeart her sin]] is far less heinous than Ugolino's.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: On the B-side "Births, Deaths & Marriages", a kid breaks his leg on purpose so that he receives 'get well soon' messages on his cast. He ends up with "YOU SUCK" written on it instead.


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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: On the B-side "Births, Deaths & Marriages", a kid breaks his leg on purpose so that he receives 'get well soon' messages on his cast. He ends up with "YOU SUCK" written on it instead.


* NightmareFuel: ''Inferno'' is one of the most detailed accounts of what Hell might feel like. The end results [[{{Gorn}} aren't pretty]]:
** The ones who ''really'' have it bad are the ones trapped in Hell's Vestibule -- The Opportunists. As they never took sides between good and evil in life, so is their fate in death. They're not actually a part of Hell, and they have no chance at redemption. They just have one small place to be tormented for eternity alone by themselves.
** The Second Circle, meant for people overcome with lust, dooms its inhabitants to be buffeted about by the terrible winds of a violent storm, never knowing rest. While this is a benign punishment by the poem's standards, it's still deeply unsettling.
** The Fifth Circle, meant for people who succumbed to anger and sorrow, is filled with inhabitants so controlled by their emotions that they alternate between mindlessly attacking every person around them and hopelessly sinking to the bottom of the Circle's filthy waters. This see-saw of destruction and despair continues for eternity.
** The Seventh Circle, appropriately for punishing the violent, has some very brutal punishments.
*** The first ring is meant for people violent against their proverbial neighbors. It contains the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood filled with murderers, warmongers, plunderers and tyrants. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]: if somebody rises too high from the river, they get shot by the centaurs patrolling the banks.
*** The second ring is for people who were violent against themselves. It contains the Wood of the Suicides, a dark, scary forest full of gnarled trees and dangerous thorns. Where are the people? Well, they ''[[BalefulPolymorph are]]'' [[AndIMustScream the twisted, broken trees]]. Oh, and they still bleed and feel pain, which is a problem since the trees are constantly being attacked by harpies.
*** Speaking of the second ring, it also contains the violently profligate. They get eternally chased through the Wood of the Suicides by ferocious hounds, who savagely maul them when they catch them.
*** The third ring is meant to punish those violent against God, art, and nature. It's a huge, sandy desert where fire constantly rains down from the sky.
** The Eighth Circle of Hell, Malebolge, which punishes the fraudulent and malicious. It's probably the closest the poem gets to depicting FireAndBrimstoneHell, and it puts many other similar portrayals to shame.
** The Ninth Circle of Hell, meant to punish traitors, is a huge frozen lake called Cocytus. The inmates here are trapped in the lake's ice.
*** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths in the very center of hell.
** The nightmare fuel doesn't stop when Dante and Vergil leave Hell. When visiting the second terrace of Purgatory, meant for the [[GreenEyedMonster envious]], they see that the souls in it ''[[EyeScream have their eyes sewn shut]]''.

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* NightmareFuel: ''Inferno'' is one of the most detailed accounts of what Hell might feel like. The end results [[{{Gorn}} aren't pretty]]:
** The ones who ''really'' have it bad are the ones trapped in Hell's Vestibule -- The Opportunists. As they never took sides between good and evil in life, so is their fate in death. They're not actually a part of Hell, and they have no chance at redemption. They just have one small place to be tormented for eternity alone by themselves.
** The Second Circle, meant for people overcome with lust, dooms its inhabitants to be buffeted about by the terrible winds of a violent storm, never knowing rest. While this is a benign punishment by the poem's standards, it's still deeply unsettling.
** The Fifth Circle, meant for people who succumbed to anger and sorrow, is filled with inhabitants so controlled by their emotions that they alternate between mindlessly attacking every person around them and hopelessly sinking to the bottom of the Circle's filthy waters. This see-saw of destruction and despair continues for eternity.
** The Seventh Circle, appropriately for punishing the violent, has some very brutal punishments.
*** The first ring is meant for people violent against their proverbial neighbors. It contains the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood filled with murderers, warmongers, plunderers and tyrants. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]: if somebody rises too high from the river, they get shot by the centaurs patrolling the banks.
*** The second ring is for people who were violent against themselves. It contains the Wood of the Suicides, a dark, scary forest full of gnarled trees and dangerous thorns. Where are the people? Well, they ''[[BalefulPolymorph are]]'' [[AndIMustScream the twisted, broken trees]]. Oh, and they still bleed and feel pain, which is a problem since the trees are constantly being attacked by harpies.
*** Speaking of the second ring, it also contains the violently profligate. They get eternally chased through the Wood of the Suicides by ferocious hounds, who savagely maul them when they catch them.
*** The third ring is meant to punish those violent against God, art, and nature. It's a huge, sandy desert where fire constantly rains down from the sky.
** The Eighth Circle of Hell, Malebolge, which punishes the fraudulent and malicious. It's probably the closest the poem gets to depicting FireAndBrimstoneHell, and it puts many other similar portrayals to shame.
** The Ninth Circle of Hell, meant to punish traitors, is a huge frozen lake called Cocytus. The inmates here are trapped in the lake's ice.
*** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths in the very center of hell.
** The nightmare fuel doesn't stop when Dante and Vergil leave Hell. When visiting the second terrace of Purgatory, meant for the [[GreenEyedMonster envious]], they see that the souls in it ''[[EyeScream have their eyes sewn shut]]''.
See [[NightmareFuel/TheDivineComedy here]].


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: ''Paradiso'' Canto 30 has the honor of holding Beatrice's final piece of dialogue, yet it ignores the complexities and wonders of her character by instead having the lady of Heaven's final speech dedicated to telling us corrupt priests are bad. This is hardly a unique exit considering contemporary clerical corruption had been talked about Virgil, Pope Nicholas III, Brother Catalano, Pope Adrian V, the chariot-dragon, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, Emperor Constantine, and Saint Peter before Beatrice tackled the topic--in Canto 29, before moving on and then redundantly repeating her condemnations as her final words.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: ''Paradiso'' Canto 30 has the honor of holding Beatrice's final piece of dialogue, yet it ignores the complexities and wonders of her character by instead having the lady of Heaven's final speech dedicated to telling us corrupt priests are bad. This is hardly a unique exit considering contemporary clerical corruption {{Sinister Minister}}s had been talked about condemned at length by Virgil, Pope Nicholas III, Brother Catalano, Pope Adrian V, the chariot-dragon, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, Emperor Constantine, and Saint Peter before Beatrice tackled the topic--in Canto 29, right before moving on and then redundantly repeating her condemnations as her final words.she tackles the topic again in Canto 30 before never speaking again.


** The eight circle of Hell, Malebolge, which punishes the fraudulent and malicious. It's probably the closest the poem gets to depicting FireAndBrimstoneHell, and it puts many other similar portrayals to shame.
** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths.

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** The eight circle Eighth Circle of Hell, Malebolge, which punishes the fraudulent and malicious. It's probably the closest the poem gets to depicting FireAndBrimstoneHell, and it puts many other similar portrayals to shame.
** The Ninth Circle of Hell, meant to punish traitors, is a huge frozen lake called Cocytus. The inmates here are trapped in the lake's ice.
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The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths.mouths in the very center of hell.


*** The first ring contains the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood filled with murderers, warmongers, plunderers and tyrants. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]: if somebody rises too high from the river, they get shot by the centaurs patrolling the banks.
*** The second ring is for people who committed and/or attempted suicide. Their punishment is to be [[AndIMustScream turned into gnarled, broken trees that get attacked by harpies]]. Oh, and they still bleed and feel pain.

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*** The first ring is meant for people violent against their proverbial neighbors. It contains the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood filled with murderers, warmongers, plunderers and tyrants. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]: if somebody rises too high from the river, they get shot by the centaurs patrolling the banks.
*** The second ring is for people who committed and/or attempted suicide. Their punishment is to be were violent against themselves. It contains the Wood of the Suicides, a dark, scary forest full of gnarled trees and dangerous thorns. Where are the people? Well, they ''[[BalefulPolymorph are]]'' [[AndIMustScream turned into gnarled, the twisted, broken trees that get attacked by harpies]]. trees]]. Oh, and they still bleed and feel pain.pain, which is a problem since the trees are constantly being attacked by harpies.


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*** The third ring is meant to punish those violent against God, art, and nature. It's a huge, sandy desert where fire constantly rains down from the sky.
** The eight circle of Hell, Malebolge, which punishes the fraudulent and malicious. It's probably the closest the poem gets to depicting FireAndBrimstoneHell, and it puts many other similar portrayals to shame.

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** The Seventh Circle, appropriately for punishing the violent, has some very brutal punishments.
*** The first ring contains the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood filled with murderers, warmongers, plunderers and tyrants. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]: if somebody rises too high from the river, they get shot by the centaurs patrolling the banks.
*** The second ring is for people who committed and/or attempted suicide. Their punishment is to be [[AndIMustScream turned into gnarled, broken trees that get attacked by harpies]]. Oh, and they still bleed and feel pain.
*** Speaking of the second ring, it also contains the violently profligate. They get eternally chased through the Wood of the Suicides by ferocious hounds, who savagely maul them when they catch them.


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** The nightmare fuel doesn't stop when Dante and Vergil leave Hell. When visiting the second terrace of Purgatory, meant for the [[GreenEyedMonster envious]], they see that the souls in it ''[[EyeScream have their eyes sewn shut]]''.


* FanFicFuel: The concept that there are CirclesOfHell for each sin humanity commits against God has lead to a host of additions, modernizations, and homages of the ''Inferno'' in order to make a case against a particular sin that bugs the author.

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* FanFicFuel: The concept that there are CirclesOfHell for each sin humanity commits against God has lead to a host of additions, modernizations, and homages of the ''Inferno'' in order to make a case against a particular sin that bugs the author. These types of fics go back to at least [[https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1902/08/16/101280136.pdf 1902]].


** ''Paradiso'': Quite fittingly, Dante's final approach to God, where he first sees all the saints gathered together before entering into incommunicable awe, is one of the most iconic parts of the entire epic. Special props to Creator/Gustave Dore for his famous illustration of the Rose of the Saints which is often used to represent the ''Comedy'' as a whole.

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** ''Paradiso'': Quite fittingly, Dante's final approach to God, where he first sees all the saints gathered together before entering into incommunicable awe, is one of the most iconic parts of the entire epic. Special props to Creator/Gustave Dore Creator/GustaveDore for his famous illustration of the Rose of the Saints which is often used to represent the ''Comedy'' as a whole.


* HilariousInHindsight: The punishment of corrupt politicians -- being trapped in boiling pitch -- is especially [[IronicHell ironic]] considering the politics behind oil today.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The punishment of corrupt politicians {{corrupt politician}}s -- being trapped in boiling pitch -- is especially [[IronicHell ironic]] considering the politics behind oil today.

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** The ones who ''really'' have it bad are the ones trapped in Hell's Vestibule -- The Opportunists. As they never took sides between good and evil in life, so is their fate in death. They're not actually a part of Hell, and they have no chance at redemption. They just have one small place to be tormented for eternity alone by themselves.


* FanFicFuel: The concept that there are CirclesOfHell for each sin humanity commits against God has lead to a host of additions, modernizations, and homages of the ''Inferno'' in order to make a case against a particular sin that bugs the offer.

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* FanFicFuel: The concept that there are CirclesOfHell for each sin humanity commits against God has lead to a host of additions, modernizations, and homages of the ''Inferno'' in order to make a case against a particular sin that bugs the offer.author.



** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths.

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** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus Brutus, and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths.



** ''Paradiso'': Quite fittingly, Dante's final approach to God, where he first sees all the saints gahtered together before entering into incommunicable awe, is one of the most iconic parts of the entire epic. Special props to Creator/GustaveDore for his famous illustration of the Rose of the Saints which is often used to represent the ''Comedy'' as a whole.

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** ''Paradiso'': Quite fittingly, Dante's final approach to God, where he first sees all the saints gahtered gathered together before entering into incommunicable awe, is one of the most iconic parts of the entire epic. Special props to Creator/GustaveDore Creator/Gustave Dore for his famous illustration of the Rose of the Saints which is often used to represent the ''Comedy'' as a whole.

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** The final part of the Inferno, where the three worst traitors, Judas, Brutus and Cassius, are being eternally chewed in Satan's three mouths.

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