Complete a map of core operational processes appraisal and report for your school. The appraisal and report
are an analysis of your school’s core processes regarding a) Facilities Maintenance, b) School Safety and c)
School Climate. The area of a). Facilities Maintenance is reviewed, mapped, and
analyzed using a K-12 fulton county district level perspective. The areas of b). School Safety and c). School Climate are
completed at the school level.
(II) Data Collection
Collect data from internal stakeholders, including document reviews, interviews, observations, and web
resources, among others. You must collect data from the district for the Facilities Maintenance area. Collect
school level data and support with district level data as appropriate for the areas of School Safety and School
Climate. Compare and contrast differences you find in written policy or procedures with the way
requirements are actually implemented. Consider interviewing school or district leaders responsible for
oversight of each policy area.
(III) Document Reviews
Review and analyze documents relevant to each area. Review of the district’s long-term facilities plan
(Facilities Maintenance), school-level safety plan (School Safety), and student handbook (School Climate) is
required. You must upload a copy of these three documents in Course Den or provide an active, working link
to the online source. Other documents to consider are schedules (academic and exploratory classes, lunch
schedules, bell schedules, etc.), school improvement plans, technology plans, the student management system,
and others. Make sure to review documents from all levels of the school system.
(IV) Report Contents
Complete a written report to deliver to your principal. Include key findings, recommendations for
improvement, and areas for celebration in each of the three investigated areas. Make sure to explain all of the
methods that you used to collect data, the documents that you reviewed, the questions that you asked
stakeholders, and how you analyzed the data. Make sure to identify areas of possible improvement and discuss
the possible impact on instruction and student learning. Connect your work to instruction, student learning, and
professional development whenever possible. While it is not necessary to provide a transcript of interviews,
you may want to include the data collection instruments and questions asked as appendices.
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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