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Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Dante's the Inferno contain textual and thematic comparisons. While the Inferno creates a world that exhibits the worst fears of the medieval Catholic subconscious of Dante's time, The Road paints a world of the darkest fears of the current American subconscious. Both texts reflect a critical dystopia that speculates on human spirituality and offers a critique of society through a tour of sin and suffering in a desolate setting.
Lane, Emily, "Hell On Earth: A Modern Day Inferno in Cormac McCarthy's The Road" (2010). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1127.