I enjoyed The Inferno, by Dante, tremendously. Typically, I am a history student and The Inferno was the first classic in the world of literature that I have enjoyed. I enjoyed it because it blended my love of history and my love of reading together.
In The Inferno Dante brings up real people from history. Dante uses the real people as examples of what a person must do to enter a specific portion of hell. For example, when talking about the sin of rage and aggression, Dante brings up the Ancient general Pyrrhus. Pyrrhus was a great commander who battled the Romans and was as Dante puts it was “The scourge of Sicily.” I enjoy Dante dredging up history and scraping the bottom for more minor people