Dante's Inferno in a Cracked Nutshell

My mostly accurate, definitely more entertaining, summarized re-telling of Dante's Inferno. Don't ask. All credit for actual information goes to the one and only Dante Alighieri. So I guess you could call this an "Inferno fanfiction" if you wanted to.

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1. Introduction and a partial explanation of my madness.

Yeah, yeah, I know, author's notes suck, but I feel the need to explain the writing of this story. If I didn't, then it would just seem like I have way too much time on my hands. Which I do, definitely. But...anyway. We were assigned Dante's Inferno in my AP English class and for the test we were expected to know every circle of hell, every ring in every circle, every sin that went with every circle, every major sinner whom Dante talks to and their circle and their sin...and well you get the picture. We basically were supposed to memorize the book cover to cover.

Well, I didn't know how to study for this, seeing as I hadn't actually read the book, strictly speaking, and I didn't plan on it. The thing is all in poetry, which I'm all for, but it's so...tedious. So instead, I took my notes and got to thinking. The story the way it was had a good plot and would have been interesting if it weren't so darn boring. So I re-imagined it. And then, to help me remember, I started writing it out like any other book (only extremely flippant, sarcastic and rushed). I didn't plan on going very far, but then I figured, in for a penny, in for a pound and re-wrote the whole thing. It ended up being over 20 pages. 

Initially, I only showed my friends (in the hopes that my version would help them remember it better), but now I figured it couldn't hurt to put it up here. I have a deficiency of weird in my movella collection so far. So here you go. If anyone needs to read/test on the Inferno, hopefully this will help. If not, well...it's still kind of amusing!

 

Also, this is entirely unedited. Excuse mistakes, please.

 

[PS. I got over 100% on the test]

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