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Animated Hell: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo + Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Do You Believe in Hell?


Do you believe in Hell? Is Hell other people? Are we our own devil?

For the fifth part of our Philippine Gothic series, below is an animated GIF treat you can share, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s masterpiece La Barca de Aqueronte (The Boat of Charon), with an immortal quote by the great Russian novelist and philosopher Fyodor Dostoyevsky,

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”


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In Case You Missed It: The Philippine Gothic Series

Part I: Jose Rizal, El Difunto (The Dead)

Part II: Ancient Jar Burials — Calatagan Excavations

Part III: The Skull of Dr. Jose Rizal—who once upon a time a canonized SAINT of La Iglesia Filipina Independiente.

Part IV: The Romantic and the Morbid in Rizal


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