Between 2000 and 2100 words allowed
The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the experience of being a group member. Students will analyse their own experiences and relate this to the literature on group work. Students will gain insight into the link between group work theory and practice.
Reflect on a personal experience of being a member of a group and write an essay analysing this experience. The group chosen as the focus of your discussion may include any type of group of which you are or have been a part, and may include a personal growth group, counselling group, support group, work group, sporting team, recreational group or club, etc. Please be careful not to include any information that might identify the specific group or its members.
Your essay will need to include:
?- Description of the type of group and its purpose
?- Identification of stages of group development experienced by the group
?- Description of the approach to group facilitation
? -Analysis of significant elements of group process and dynamics present in the group
?- Identification of potentially significant ethical or legal issues
?- Brief reflection on personal and professional learning gained as a result of being part of this group and how the group processes have contributed to this learning
?- Linking ideas to relevant theory as discussed in the unit
?- Main ideas clearly and logically presented
?- Relevant research and scholarship literature used appropriately to support claims
?- Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
?- Presentation guidelines followed as specified in the learning support website
? -In-text referencing and reference list follows APA referencing style (6th ed.) as set out in the APA website: https://www.apastyle.org/
? Word count is within + or – 10% of requirement
1. Description of the type of group and its purpose
2. Identification of stages of group development experienced by the group
3. Description of the approach to group facilitation
4. Analysis of significant elements of group process and dynamics present in the group
5. Identification of potentially significant ethical or legal issues
6. Brief reflection on personal and professional learning gained as a result of being part of this group and how the group processes have contributed to this learning
7. Linking ideas to relevant theory as discussed in the unit
Structure, Presentation and Referencing
1. Main ideas clearly and logically presented
2. Relevant research and scholarship literature used appropriately to support claims
3. Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
4. Presentation guidelines followed as specified in the learning support website (https://sls.navitas-professional.edu.au/college/acap) and first/ third person writing style is applied where relevant
5. In-text referencing and reference list follows APA referencing style (6th ed.) as set out in the APA website: https://www.apastyle.org/
6. Word count is within + or – 10% of requirement
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.
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 Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.