Assignment 2: Final Project
By the due date complete your Final Project. In this assignment, now that you have learned about some of the systems of the body, select one on which to complete a Final Project:
• The integumentary system
• The muscular system
• The skeletal system
• The nervous system
• The endocrine system
• The cardiovascular system
• The lymphatic system
• The respiratory system
• The digestive system
• The urinary system
Think about the way that this course changed your experiences and perspectives about human anatomy. Anatomy courses take you under the skin of the human body, which can be a complex, sometimes disturbing, sometimes inspiring experience. For your studies at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, this can be a unique learning experience that helps you with your future career. You gain more of an understanding about body movement and coordination, voluntary and involuntary physical needs, and physical responses to environmental change.
Your Final Project will be a unique and artistic visual rendering or interpretation of a system of the body. It should demonstrate an understanding of your chosen system of the body. However, this shouldn’t just be a reconstruction of the images you will see throughout this course. Think about how your knowledge of this body system can translate to the artistic field that you’re studying.
Here are some examples:
• A photo essay that examines aging and the skin or hair (integumentary system)
Be sure that your project is representational, not abstract, showing recognizable forms or objects. Use appropriate software to your program or appropriate image file formats.
You must also submit 2–3 paragraphs (825 words+ and 2 cited resources) in a Microsoft Word document to accompany your project, explaining why you chose that system, intepreting your visual project, and exploring what you have learned about that system from this course.
If you’re having difficulty thinking of an idea, use the Email button at the top of the page to email your instructor. Explain your program of study and the systems of the body that may be of interest of you.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Presents a unique and artistic visual rendering related to a system of the body. 40
Presents two to three paragraphs that explain student’s choice of the particular body system, interprets the visual project for the viewer, and explores what the student has learned about that body system in this course. 20
Supports ideas and demonstrates understanding with textual, visual, and/or oral references and examples. Uses proper APA citation format and style. 10
Employs correct and standard college-level English grammar, mechanics, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure, appropriate logic and voice, and APA manuscript formatting. 10
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.