TASK: When attempting to enhance a country’s transport infrastructure which is the best method? Write a recommendation report for a government department in a chosen country / city in which you compare 2 transport methods. You will conclude the report by choosing one. When comparing the two transport methods, you must consider: Cost Environmental factors. The introduction -Has an interesting opening sentence (not using ‘nowadays’) -Shows background information, for example a definition or statistics. -Outlines the content of your report -Is formally written, clear and concise and no longer than 120 – 150 words. -Has two citations The background: -Is no longer than two paragraphs. Provides a brief overview of the country/region you have chosen Gives the reader an overview of current transport infrastructure in your chosen country. Describes the measures already taken in your country to address current transport infrastructure needs. The options Identifies the transport methods you have chosen Explains WHY these two options are your preferred options Explains HOW the options address the transport infrastructure problems in your chosen location. The requirements Explains the particular development/transport problems your country/city faces. Explains the country’s problems in terms of economic and environment factors. Is one or two paragraphs long. The comparison Your two transport options are compared against each other using the following criteria: ? Economic Factors (e.g. cost, investment) ? Environmental Factors (e.g. pollution, natural habitats) Analyses secondary data and reaches an informed decision Cites graphs, data and statistics to support your decision Clearly states at the end of each comparison subsection which of your two transport methods is the better option. The conclusion Briefly summarise the main findings of your comparison section Is one paragraph long Clearly shows which transport option (on the whole) is the stronger option based on all of the criteria you have looked at. The recommendation Clearly states which transport infrastructure project is your preferred option. Is one paragraph long Language is clear and direct. The reference list All data and citations used in your report are present and correctly referenced. Is organised in alphabetical order Is written in Harvard Style.
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
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