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Volume 7 Issue 8

January 2015

A Comparative Study of the Prologues of Dante’s “Inferno” and Dan Brown’s Inferno
Mr. S. Karthick, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Bharathidasan University Constituent College, 
Lalgudi, Tamil Nadu, India
The objective of this paper is to delineate how Dan Brown uses Dante’s “Inferno” as his canvas to paint his recent novel Inferno. For a legitimate comparative study, considering the voluminous nature of both the works which will demand a full length research book, the paper confines itself only to their prologues. The paper deliberately discounts the apparent social issues like population control or religious issues like whether Dan Brown is against Catholicism etc., and focuses only on latent literary aspects in the domains of theme, style, diction, imagery and characterization of the novel.
Dante; Dan Brown; Inferno; Comparative Literature; Influence Study; Medieval Age vs. Modern Age.
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