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					                                                                                              Morality Unit 39

                                         Appendix E
                             Graphic Organizer for Dante’s Inferno
Directions: Using the site http://web.eku.edu/flash/inferno/, take notes on the graphic organizer
below with information about Dante’s journey. Write in any information you feel is relevant to
the journey. Especially, list who is in each level, why they are there, and their punishment.
Answer the questions on the back.
                                                                  Hill
                             Jerusalem                                       Forest


             Vestibule                                 Indecisive
                                                        Acheron

                     1                         Limbo (Virtuous Unbaptised)               Lack of
                                                                                         Control
                     2                                  Lustful

                         3                             Gluttonous

                         4                         Hoarders/Wasters

                         5                              Wrathful
                                                         Styx


                             6                         Wall of Dis
                                                        Heretics


                                         Violence against   Neighbors
                                                                                      Violence
                                 7                          Selves
                                                            God

                                                         Abyss

                                                 1. Seducers
                                                 2. Flatterers
                                                 3. Simoniacs
                                                 4. Fortune Tellers
                                                 5. Grafters                          Fraud
                                     8
                                                 6. Hypocrites
                                                 7. Thieves
                                                 8. Deceivers
                                                 9. Sowers of Discord
                                                 10. Falsifiers

                                                       Giant’s Well

                                              Traitors to      Kin
                                                             Country
                                         9                    Guests
                                                            Benefactors

                                               Satan
                                                                               Morality Unit 40




1. What general organizational principles govern Dante’s placement of various kinds of
   sinners?




2. What barriers must Dante’s character pass in order to journey through the Inferno? Why?




3. According to Dante’s ethics, what are the worst sins people can commit? Why does this
   change over time?




4. Dante’s view reflects beliefs of his age. How might a modern image of Inferno resemble and
   differ from his?




5. What does each of the items/people in the dark wood represent or symbolize?




6. List the characters you encounter and explain their purpose.




7. Would the circles of hell contain the same sins in the same order in a modern version of The
   Inferno? Why or why not?

				
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