Tag Archive: dante alighieri

So, it turns out Beatrice is a bit of a bitch.

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Dante, bless him, has been through a lot. His life was in the crapper so Beatrice sorted it for him to go on an educational field trip through hell and purgatory, where he… Continue reading

Dante levels-up, now he’s in Eden

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So Dante climbed to the top of Mount Purgatory, had a nap, went up some steps, and is now in the garden of Eden. Yeah, what? I know, right, that makes no sense.… Continue reading

Lust – Bowow-chicka-wow

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The level of Lust is a health and safety nightmare. A sheet of fire has appeared along the path, which Statius, Virgil and Dante have to squeeze past, and Virgil tells Dante not… Continue reading

Gluttony – Then just the lustful to go and we’re outta here!

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Dante, Virgil, and the tagging-along fanboy that is Statius have reached the sixth terrace of mouth Purgatory, where the gluttonous hang out. There is a very tempting smell of fruit, coming from trees… Continue reading

Purgatorio – Bring an autograph book

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We join Dante and Virgil on their climb up Mount Purgatory, as they are reaching the level of avarice and prodigality, as like in hell, sinners who sin in an opposite way have… Continue reading

Purgatory – thou shalt not eat Pringles in bed whilst Netflixing

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To recap, Dante is climbing mount Purgatory, of the Wedding Cake of Contrition, as I’m calling it. He has travelled through the first two ante-Purgatory levels, the front garden and porch of Purgatory,… Continue reading

Purgatory is the new black

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I’m about halfway through Dante’s journey through Purgatory, and the following things have occurred to me. Firstly, just like in Inferno, Dante keeps meeting people he knows. Are they coming out to greet… Continue reading

I’d have sponsored Dante.

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At my job there’s always someone emailing a link to a fundraising page to all network users, or waving a paper sponsor sheet. If Dante had come in one morning and peered around… Continue reading

So, which circle of hell do I belong in?

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It’s actually really hard to tell, as I qualify for quite a few. Firstly, hell has a vestibule, and no, while that does sound like a handy place for sinners to leave their… Continue reading

Who fancies a trip to hell? – Yes, of course we can stop for snacks.

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At the beginning of Dante’s ‘Inferno’, Dante finds himself in a bleak wood, where he feels lost, alone, and he meets some quite frankly unhelpful animals. And we all know, animals in the… Continue reading