Discussion 1
How do you define your culture and community, what does it look like, where is it located, who are the cultural community members, and what are the values within your cultural community? How does your cultural community value play and humor?

Discussion 3
For your generation, describe how you define health and wellness and what are the greatest barriers to maintaining a sense of health and good outlook on one’s life. How might these health beliefs, knowledge, and experiences influence the way you would raise a healthy infant or toddler?

Discussion 5
In applying attachment theory, describe the ways in which you would raise a toddler with secure attachment. In contrast, provide examples of parenting behaviors and parents’ expressed emotions in interacting with their toddle that may result in an insecure-avoidant attached, insecure-resistant attached, or disorganized-disoriented attached children. How do humans learn emotional regulation from the various types of attachment interactions?

Discussion 6
Healthy nutrition and meals are important for children. Describe what constitutes healthy mealtimes being sure to include examples of child and family interaction and emotional tone. In what ways do these early childhood experiences contribute to well-being and healthy attitudes associated with eating and mealtime during emerging adulthood?

Discussion 8
In what ways does culture influence how we define ability and disabilities? How might our cultural values affect our thoughts, behaviors, and ways of relating with someone with a disability (intellectual disability) or non-viable disability? Keeping this in mind, what are ways in which we can reduce bullying of children and adolescents with disabilities?

Discussion 9
For adolescent youth and emerging adults, described ways in which you think self-concept and self-esteem are formed by social media/social networks? Do you think this is a common experience in cross-cultural settings and therefore is a global phenomenon?

Discussion 10
How does use of language and communication change in later life, and how might different ecological settings help people to adapt to those changes? In what ways do you think emotions affect/contribute to and enhance communication for people in later life




Sample Solution

Sample solution

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