Dante’s Inferno – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis


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Notes, it’s gettin hella hot with Dante’s Inferno. Dante must have blacked out or
something cuz dis fool lost in the woods and don’t even know how he got there. He keeps truckin along til three gnarly beasties
start mad doggin him. Sh*t’s bout to get real til
the poet Virgil saves his ass and tell him he been sent by his old biddy Beatrice who
boppin up in heaven. Dante starts trippin when he hears
the screams of da Uncommitted, peeps who didn’t do sh*t with their lives. But his guide, Virgil,
tells him to stop being a bitch and start their journey through the 9 circles of Hell. After gettin straight clocked out,
Dante wakes up in Limbo- the first circle. Now this hood filled with all da righteous souls
who lived before Christianity or never got themselves baptized. The second circle be full of
lustful peeps who just couldn’t keep it in their pants. Up in here, Minos sorts all
dem sinners in to the right circles. Up in the third circle be all the
gluttons. Whether it be sippin too much
drank, blowin too much dank, or grubbin too hard, all deez fools gettin served by Cerberus. The fourth circle packed with all
dem greedy shysters who don’t do nothin but chase paper. And the fifth got all da
wrathful souls scrappin on the surface of the Styx river. Then our hero rolls up to the city
of Dis. Behind these walls lie homies who dun REALLY f**ked up. In the sixth circle, Dante peeps all the heretics get lit up in red-hot sepulchres. The seventh circle spillin over
with homies who been violent towards others, themselves, and God. Then Dante and Virgil hop on a monster called Geryon, who takes em to Malebolge- the eighth circle. This crib sportin all dem fakers who been frontin with magic, astrology and otha sh*t. Then our boys swang over to the ice-
cold 9th circle of Hell; where Satan himself be torturin all them snitch traitors of history. Virgil and Dante decide they gonna peace out and slide down The Beast’s body to Purgatory. This poem be the first part of
Dante’s three-part Divine Comedy. But it ain’t called a comedy cuz Dante got jokes. You see me laughin? Most scholarly hoods point out that
literary comedy starts out with some real twisted sh*t but ends up all good in the hood. And Dante’s whole shebang starts off in Hell and ends in Paradise. Listen up blood cuz Dante layin all
sorts of allegory on yo bitch ass. On one level, The Inferno representin all the temptation
mankind gotta rough through in order to find salvation. Dante trying to find God thinkin it
ain’t no thang, but the true path, blocked by three slobberin beasts. And dem haters
symbolize all the sins Dante gotta overcome before he can smoke and sip with the big G. But dat ain’t the only allegory
Dante pimpin. Not only is he talkin spiritual, but he also talkin political. See in 1302,
Dante got stright exiled outta Florene during a coup. And as a result, fool was just sliding
aimlessly from spot to spot for the rest of his days. So the dark wood that Dante gets lost in not
only representin his spirit searching for God, but also his wandering
days after gettin exiled. But of all historical poets, why did Dante
choose Virgil to guide him through the underworld? Wellback in the day, Virgil wrote bout how Troy’s fall led to the establishment of Rome. And just as the beginning of the
Trojan’s journey to Rome was a raw grind, Dante had to man the f**k up and roll through
Hell and Purgatory before getting to Heaven. Hey thanks for kickin it with your
boy. Don’t stop reading and check me out next week. Peace!

100 thoughts on “Dante’s Inferno – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

  1. "All sorts of allegory on your bitch ass" is truly a brilliant line. I'm fascinated by just a regular scholar talking about this literature, but I can see why this is popular. I wish you'd incorporate more in the summary! I know it would make the video a few minutes longer, but especially in your Brave New World video and lots of your Shakespeare ones, you leave out some really awesome stuff!!

  2. why should. we know all these story no offense their all awesome. but. what do I learn from annalist.

  3. LOOOOl The veiws right now are 666 000 veiws. (cue in X-files music)

  4. Take a bow sir! Take a bow. India's academia sucks pretty much though. Just saying!

  5. Which circle is reserved for child-molestors and people who talk in the theater?

  6. So is Dante's inferno the root of the misconception that Lucifer rules hell or was that already propagated?

  7. Only if middle school and high school English lit teachers was as bool as thugnotes

  8. 3:20Where I wanna be smoking and siping biblical wine with the BIGG G.O.D

  9. EVEN BLACK THUGS AREN'T THIS BLACK …

    DO I THINK THAT YOU'RE BLACK ? NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  10. Dante didn't say what was in the eleventh circle of hell, because it was so scary.

    An obnoxious douche put grapes in his nose and said "bloopity bloopity"

  11. Man, god is a dick. I mean most of the siners weren't bad people just flawed humans. Like how does lust justify an eternity of tourcher?

  12. Ok explain to me why the fuck were the holy figures who lived before Christianity in hell?

  13. If anyone is really interested in Dante's "Inferno" check out the CBN podcast and look for it. Great stuff. Love Thug Notes, but this is really watered down. Dante, had a vendetta with this book.

  14. It would be cool if you did a thug notes summary of paradise lost by John Milton.

  15. Ah, yes! Dante's Inferno… (Or Dante's Shitvill as I prefer it)… My family's split on how they feel about this century-old novel. But my sister HATES it with a burning sense, but somehow this man made it funny to her to read. So, good on you, Wisecrack. Also, thumbs up if you get this, Gasping for air "Virgil-senpai I'm your biggest fan!"

  16. Every time he mentions what the people did I'm just counting all the different parts of hell I'd be on

  17. I have some book suggestions for you. Peter Pan by J.M Barrie/ Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan/ and Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool

  18. Since you've done Inferno, why not do the other two parts of the Divine Comedy: Purgatorio and Paradiso?

  19. I always find it interesting how literally no one ever care about the other two thirds of the Divine Comedy

  20. Dante makes Virgil his guide not because Virgil describes Aeneas making a difficult journey from Troy to Latium, but because Book 6 of the Aeneid describes Aeneas making a journey into the underworld to visit the spirits of the dead. This description of a hero's journey into the underworld was the classical model that Dante had in mind while he was writing the Inferno. This is interesting because Dante is essentially combining the classical pagan literary tradition with the medieval Christian religious tradition, which hadn't really been done before. This arguably marks the inception of the Italian Renaissance.

  21. According to this I'm going to the seventh circle because I've been violent towards me? I think lol

  22. First video I watched from you and damn, I’m hooked! Hitting that subscribe button right now!

  23. You guys eventually gonna do Purgatorio and Paradiso? I'd like to see those next. 🙂

  24. Did these people say anything about making Purgatorio and Paradiso yet?

  25. Dante chose Virgil because Medieval intellectual thought he predicted Jesus birth (btw, he didn't)

  26. Dante's Inferno is evidence that the God people believe in is evil and egotistical, a dictator full of hate and not somebody to be worshipped.

  27. That was a great video!! However there is more to the story, still tho! thanks for posting 🙂

  28. I realize that these are meant to be edgy, but could we get clean versions? My kids would love these as a review.

  29. I've heard 3 different versions of Dante's Inferno

  30. I’m still surprised Dante wasn’t killed for writing it during that time.

  31. Dante's inferno is fucked up . like murderers be in a lesser hell on some higher level , while other lesser criminals be really tortured in the lower levels of hell . makes no sense . in fact infinite suffering in hell makes no sense . im with the Anglican church on not believing in eternal damnation .

  32. YOU KNOW WHATS THE BEST AMERICAN??? I DON´T FEAR DEATH. IF I DIE I WILL WAKE UP 2 MILLION LIGHT YEARS FROM HERE. I GOT A GIRLFRIEND THERE, SHE IS THE PRETTIEST BLOND YOU NEVER SAW. I GOT TRUE FRIENDS OVER THERE. WE ARE ALWAYS 18. ETERNALLY YOUNG. THERE ARE SO MANY PLANETS, AMERICAN, SO MANY PEOPLE. WE WORK FOR THE HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM OF HUMAN RACE. YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, AMERICAN. PROMETHEUS WAS ONE OF US. ATLANTIS WENT A VERY WRONG WAY, KILLING, VIOLATING, TAKING DRUGS. CREATING MONSTERS. AND YOU WERE ON THE OTHER PLANETS TOO. YOUR ANCESTORS BUILD THESE PIRAMIDES ON MARS AND THE MOON. BUT THE DRUG DEALERS AND THE LAWERS FUCKED EVERYTING. WE CREATED YOU, FROM OUR OWN DNA. SO AT THE BEGINNING YOU WERE MUCH MORE HANDSOME, INTELLIGENT AND TALL. YOU EVEN CAN´T RESPECT YOUR PLANET. MONEY IS EVERYTING FOR YOU. YOU HATE EACH OVER AND YOU FUCK OVER THE OVERMAN. YOU DON´T RESPECT OTHER CULTURES, YOU DISTORTE THE TRUTH AND YOU MAKE THIS WORLD LOOK LIKE A HUGE JAIL. YOU ARE GOING THE "RIGHT" WAY. BUT WE WON´T FUCK YOU AMERICAN. YOU WILL FUCK YOURSELF, AS YOU DID BEFORE.

  33. Problem? Too many YOs. There are only so many YOs an ear can perceive in the course of an evening. Take some of them out. Homeboy.

  34. "Dante must have blacked out or something" well it is speculated that he was high on opium while writing the Divine Comedy

  35. 2:11 these guys already in hell and Dante and Virgil strait up t poses on em. Legend

  36. I hate the writing in dantes inferno. If i ever met a person who talked like that, id slap the shit out of them cause everything sounds pretentious and fucking annoying.

  37. Completely wrong, inaccurate and a complete embarrassment. Even as a synopsis, this is little more than click bait… Idiot.

  38. He was a knight's templar, it wasn't about inserting himself it was about putting his competition where they belong.

  39. i so wish you did an episode on the deer slayer by jfc before you stopped the vids!

  40. I'm glad wisecrack got rid of this segment. This dude is clearly not "a thug". The whole thing is cringworthy and vaguely racist

  41. Actually the people who didn’t live basically the jewish life and the Old Testament (i think)

  42. The Southern and Midwestern areas of the United States have the highest rates of religion and evangelicals. They also have the highest obesity rates in the country, and are up there for obesity world wide.
    I don't believe in god, but I always think it's funny that these people think they're going to heaven. Gluttony became a sin in a time when being 10 or 20 lbs overweight was gluttony, in the modern era we have religious church goers who would love to be only that.
    Big fat whales. We're going to turn them into lamps and they can light the way to hell

  43. comedy in the sense of explaining something wrong with society. Scathing critique, satire, or jokes and jokes and jokes (laugh/cry).

  44. Back in highschool I had some dumb people think I was satanist for reading inferno. No matter how I explained it they believed I was into satan and stuff…

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