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Dante's Inferno - Character Map

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As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. When reading a story, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!


Inferno Characters Example

Dante

  • Physical Traits: Thirty-five years old, exiled from Florence, a politician, poet, and learned in the law.

  • Character Traits: Finds himself confused about the path his life has taken, needs guidance, still in love with Beatrice, calls out for Human Reason to guide him until he can find Divine Love.

  • Quote: “Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood.”


Other characters included in this map: Virgil, Beatrice, Lucifer, Charon, Ulysses, Farinata delgi Uberti



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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Inferno and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical Traits, Character Traits, and Quote.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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