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Abby wants to purchase a new car that will cost \$24,000.She will make a down payment of \$2,500 and will borrow the rest.The annual interest rate on the loan is 4.65%.The monthly principle and interest payments will be \$350.00.How many monthly payments will Abby have to make to pay off the car loan?
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Judy needs to purchase some new appliances for her new condo.The appliances will cost \$1,640.The store is offering a special for the financing of the appliances.The terms are 24 months with a minimum monthly payment of \$90.What annual interest rate is Judy being charged?
Steven wants to save for a family vacation in 3 years.The cost of the vacation will be \$16,500.He plans to invest in a mutual fund that will earn 7.2% annually.To reach his goal, how much does Steven need to invest today?
Meredith wants to begin a retirement savings account.She plans on retiring in 42 years and wants to accumulate \$2,200,000 by the time she retires.If she is just beginning her savings and can earn 9.2% on her investments, how much will she need to save each month?
Wil just learned that 72 years ago his aunt left him \$7,500 in an investment which paid 4.8% annual interest.What is the value of that investment today?
Aubrey has an opportunity to invest \$10,000 in a Certificate of Deposit (CD) that will pay her 2.78% annually.When the CD matures in 6 years, how much will Aubrey receive?Note: CD’s only pay interest at the end of the period.
Assume the same facts as in 6) above, except the interest will be compounded semi-annually.When the CD matures in 6 years, how much will Aubrey receive?
Assume the same facts as in 6) above, except the interest will be compounded monthly.When the CD matures in 6 years, how much will Aubrey receive?
Evan purchased a house and obtained a \$380,000 fully amortized level payment 15-year mortgage.The mortgage’s annual interest rate is 4.82%.What will be Evan’s monthly blended principal and interest payment?

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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.

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.