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There are many textual and thematic similarities between Dante’s Inferno and Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark. There are also significant textual similarities between the New Testament and McCarthy’s third novel, Child of God. Juxtaposing Outer Dark and Child of God to Inferno and the New Testament, respectively, suggests a common trope that redemption requires characters’ name and repent of sin.
Hanson, Tammy S., "Overcoming Sin: Comparing Dante’s Inferno and the New Testament to Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark and Child of God" (2016). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2157.
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