Inferno

Inferno - Dan Brown Inferno by Dan Brown is nothing short of a literary masterpiece on a historical, moral and social level. Inferno depicts strong intertwined complications which lead to further complications and somewhat amazing resolutions. Throughout the novel, there was never an instance where there wasn't a complication that didn't render more than one answer. The answer as a reader conjured in my mind was highly divergent to the one Dan Brown implicated.

Descriptions in the book were immensely vivid and astonishing. Sights, smells and sounds were conveyed very well and the locations were researched with great detail. No location was left without an accompaniment of a brilliant description.

The historical element in the book was powerful and a great deal of thought was put into the locations in which the characters madly rushed to and from, with a mere escape. Buildings were not only described using sights, sounds and smells but a lot of research was placed into including actual history.

Morality in Inferno was overpowering. There were four main morals extracted from the novel throughout my reading experience. One was that 'you can't run away forever'. This moral was shown heavily through Sienna's Houdini like escapes. A second moral was that 'some things are best left undiscovered.’ Or ‘the power of discovery can fall into the wrong hands.’ No further ado otherwise the book could be very well spoiled. Another strong moral was 'Trust few'. The novel experimented heavily with trust issues among characters to the point where nobody believed anyone. ‘Truth can’t hide.’ All lies
eventually got filtered out and when they did, hurt prevailed.

Despite the obvious symbolism located throughout the novel (Robert Langdon is a symboligist afterall), I noticed the breaking of Elizabeths talismen depicting medicine breaking in half. Foreshadowing?

Inferno is a writing piece fit to be a literary classic. Classics contain foresight, issues relevant to this day and morality. All three are easily marked off with Inferno. Between the intertwining plot, writing on a vivid descriptory level and social issues raised, Inferno is a masterpiece.