Step 1: Interview an adult 65 years or older and have them SIGN consent form
Step 2: Take notes or record information so you have it to use when you write your paper
Step 3: Use the information you gained from their interview to write your Life Story Paper. It’s worth 75 points
Step 4: Incorporate 2 outside sources using APA formatting
Step 5: Make sure: you have a cover page, a works cited page, 750+ words, and in-text citations using APA formatting, NO SPELLING or GRAMMATICAL ERRORS
Interview of Older Adult Assignment Guidelines:
1. Using the questions below, conduct an interview with a person at least 65 years of age. Feel free to add questions of your won whenever one occurs to you
2. You will need to have the interviewee sign the Consent to Discuss Information (attached at the bottom) form prior to conducting the interview.
3. You will write a report of your interview. The report should include the following criteria:
A. Typed and double-spaced using 11 or 12 point Times New Roman font
B. Include the questions in your report in a format that enable the reader to know what the person you are interviewing is referring to.
C. Discuss your personal reaction to the interview in three paragraphs at the end of your report. This should include the following:
➢ What did you learn? Did anything surprise you?
➢ How did you feel during the interview?
➢ What changes (if any) have occurred in your perception of older adults? (What did you think before? What do you think now?)
E. You must have the signed consent form in order to get any point credit for this paper
Questions for Interview of Older Adult
1. Please tell me about your childhood, family and school life. Ask for detailed information. For example:
a. Where did he/she grow up
b. How many people in his/her family
c. Did both parents work?
d. What were parents highest level of education
e. What were their highest level of education
f. What did he/she like best or least about school
g. What was their opinion about their birth order in their family
h. What parenting styles did their parents employ
2. Please tell me about your young adult life. For example:
a. What was your highest level of education
b. What did you do for a career?
c. Did you participate in the military? If so, we you deployed? Where?
d. Would you recommend college or the military to other young people?
e. Did you marry?
f. Did you have a family?
g. What parenting styles did you employ?
h. Did you have a co-parenting relationship with your partner? Was it legalitarian?
i. Did you participate in regular exercise regimens
2. Do you consider yourself old? At what ages (or stages) did you notice that you were getting older? What things told you so?
3. What is the most important historical event or period of time that you have lived through? How did id influence you personally? WHY? [Note to student: this should be a ROBUST paragraph]
4. What is the biggest change you have seen in how people conduct their everyday lives? [examples might include people exercise more or less, work harder or less hard, put education first, use technology, deterioration of the ‘family meal’…….]
5. What have been the best years of your life so far? Why? What are your plans for the future?
6. How are young people today different from when you were their age? What is the biggest contributor to this change?
7. What advice would you give young people to help them prepare for their older age?
8. What part of society most shocks you? [a political/religious issue, ie. gun control or something else like technology use?]
9. Have you ever experienced any negative attitudes or discrimination because of you age? If so, please explain


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.



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.