Allow me to give you an overview of how Dante described the nine circles of Hell. We shall begin with the first circle, Limbo. Limbo is inhabited by souls who did not sin, but they did not have the required faith to enter Heaven. Most of the inhabitants predated Christianity and included scholars, philosophers, and poets. Such individuals included Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Because they predated Christianity, these people were never exposed to Christian ideals. As a result, they are placed into an inferior version of Heaven that is neither good nor bad yet in between. The inhabitants of Limbo will play an integral role in my story and my main character’s motivation to escape Hell.

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