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Inferno by Dan Brown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past. Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, most recently Inferno . His book The Da Vinci Code is one of the bestselling novels of all time.

What could be the implications of this revelation? Perform a close reading of this speech pp. Support your assertions with textual evidence.

Describe the object that Langdon discovers inside his jacket. What do you believe it contains? What is the plot twist that occurs in Chapter 12?

Did this surprise you? How does the author create tension and suspense in Chapter 13? Cite several specific examples. Perform an online search and locate an image of this painting. What strikes you about it? In Chapter 16, how do Sienna and Langdon evade their pursuers? Who do you believe this woman is? Describe the flashback sequence in Chapter What important information does the reader glean from this flashback?

Why is Vayentha troubled? What challenges does she face? Explain the importance of the Medici family and some of their contributions to Italian culture. In Chapter 22, what does the reader learn about the silver-haired woman that Langdon saw earlier in the book? Who was Giorgio Vasari?

Describe the mood of Chapter 27 and include textual evidence to support your assertions. At this point in the narrative, what is primarily motivating Vayentha to pursue Langdon and Sienna? How does the inclusion of the drone in the narrative allow the reader to make connections to the world outside of the text? How does the pacing in Chapter 30 create suspense and tension?

Chapter 31 features a graph p. What does the tall shadowy figure attribute these increasing problems to?

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Do you agree or disagree with his assertion? Discuss the historical significance of the Vasari Corridor pp. What do you think Zobrist is suggesting here? What is your reaction to this? Describe the artistic and historical significance of the Hall of the Five Hundred. Why is Langdon surprised by the pregnant, petite woman who approaches him at the end of Chapter 36?

Explain how the author creates dramatic irony in Chapter What causes the provost to feel particularly uneasy about his most recent client? Do you believe these feelings are understandable? Why does the mysterious figure leave this quote for Elizabeth Sinskey?

Where is the quote from? Who is Bertrand Zobrist? What would you do if you were in her position? In Chapter 45, why is the map of Armenia so important to Langdon? Where does Chapter 46 take place?

Provide a thorough description of the setting. How does Vayentha meet her end? How did you react to her death? Do you agree or disagree with his ideas? Chapters 51—55 1. How does this dialogue build suspense? Why do you think visitors are compelled to look up? Why do you think the author chose to provide an enlarged illustration of the spiraling poem p. What effect does observing it at this scale have on the reader? World Health Organization? The guy who flew to Harvard University and picked you up!?

Do you believe this man is being truthful about his identity? What do you think Dr. Ferris is suffering from? Support your theory with evidence. Describe the interaction between Dr. Sinskey and Langdon detailed in the flashback sequence in Chapter At this point in the novel, what themes do you notice? I need some answers! How does the author create dramatic irony in Chapter 65? How do you know? Surprisingly, who contacts Dr. Sinskey in Chapter 67?

What does this person say to her? What is Transhumanism? Explain your reasoning. Compare and contrast the descriptions of Venice in this section with earlier descriptions of Florence.

Chapter 70 features an important meeting between Dr. Sinskey and the provost. Compare and contrast these two characters; consider their appearance, personality type, motivations, etc. In Chapter 71, how does the author establish a sense of place? Cite specific evidence in your answer to this question. In Chapter 72, how do the Horses of St.

What historical tale does Ettore Vio share with Langdon? Do you believe it was ethical for Sienna and Langdon to leave Ferris in his current condition? Who was Enrico Dandolo? What do you think Sienna means here? How does this discovery further increase tension?


What does the reader learn about Sienna Brooks in this section of the text? Why did the provost do this to Langdon? What does the provost reveal about the time Langdon spent in the hospital? What was the purpose of this performance?

In Chapter 83, what does Ferris reveal? Do you believe, in reality, that such organizations possibly exist?

How does the provost distinguish his services from those provided by organizations such as the Alibi Company? How has Zobrist created one? How does this opening section of Chapter 91 establish mood and create a specific atmosphere? What do you know about Medusa?

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Why is it noteworthy that she is mentioned here? Sinskey knew he was correct. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to seal the doors? Do you believe this?

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Why do you believe Sienna turns the boat around? What is the effect of this simile? In Chapter 97, Langdon realizes that the virus has already been released.

In your opinion, does this invalidate his attempts to prevent this? How many people was it designed to affect? Why does Sienna claim she did not cooperate with the WHO? Do you find her argument to be convincing? What could Dr.

What is a vector virus? Is Dr. Ultimately, do you view Sienna as a hero or villain? Should she have worked with the WHO instead of against them? It is the natural course of events!

Why do you believe the author includes this sentence at both the beginning and end of the novel? How did they do so? Present your findings to the class. He seems to enjoy writing books that will make people tear their hair out in fits of aplopleptic rage. Protagonist is always handsome, extremely well-educated, and single.

He purposesly sets himself apart from the main populace, observing the common culture and placing it historical context rather than participating. Protagonist has one or two defining traits that will be mentioned over and over again in lieu of characterization.

Protagonist is in constant danger from shady Antagonist, who usually has issues of his own, probably psychological, usually also sexual and religious.

Protagonist is nearly always fooled by the presence of a Traitor, who hides in plain sight as a kind, intelligent, and resourceful person until it is time to do the betraying. There are five million plot twists. Protagonist saves the world with his brain never his brawn. Protagonist and Girl ride off into sunset this part is metaphorical. The End.

His books are similarly easy to riff on, and Inferno is no exception. Namely: Repetitive plot, repetitive characters, the traitor, the global organization, the puzzle plot for no reason at all in this one seemingly , etc, etc.

See above formula. But the Langdon books in particular have their own special vocabulary. Here is my point to counteract — or maybe encompass is the better word — the points above. Even if the above points are true, and I believe they are, they do not affect my enjoyment of the book. You read a Dan Brown novel to be carried along on a plot going the same exact speed of one of those fancy foreign high-speed trains. You read a Dan Brown book to see historical facts and famous pieces of art placed in new context, or maybe just to learn something.

You read it for the secrets and the conspiracies and the ridiculously high stakes the plot hinges on. You read it for the red herrings and the betrayals. You read it to be fucking entertained. In that respect, this book is pretty much a success.

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On a related note, the purpose of the thriller is to thrill — to create suspense. They serve their purpose — they get you to turn the page.The search for this potential biochemical threat takes Langdon to different parts of Florence, Venice and Istanbul. Dear God ,give me strength.. Concept Maps can be used in several different ways.

Otherwise, avoid the Inferno!! And his confused memories recall a mysterious silver-haired attractive older woman who wants him to seek and find, and who undoubtedly will have the hots for him too. Sinskey knew he was correct. At times it reminded me of the old Batman episodes with the caped crusader pulling off an implausible escape from the bad guys every 5 minutes.

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