In our senior staff meeting Friday, one calendar item that came up is that the city is again hosting its “15th Annual Community Health, Fitness and Welfare Expo” next month. The theme is, “Serving ‘US’ for A Better Tomorrow.” Given our client’s mission and goals—and recent news conference success, I think it’s prudent we propose the client take advantage of the Expo. Think about how the client would fit in with this event and then develop a plan for the client to showcase itself—programs, features, and leadership—to meet the Expo’s theme. Be creative, but focused. Also, note, as in the past, that some local radio stations will broadcast live from the Expo, which could provide excellent opportunities for potential interviews with our client’s senior staff to discuss the organization, its programs, and its service(s) to the community. Attached is a copy of the Expo’s Exhibitor Application.
Again, because we want to impress our client, please submit your best effort for presentation, through me, to the Parabolic leadership. Once approved, we’ll pitch it to our client. The timeline for this event is very tight, so please ensure you meet the delivery deadline. If you need assistance, please get with me (your faculty member) as soon as possible.
In your position as a Junior Associate with Parabolic Communications ("student”), create a draft proposal to your “mentor,” for a PR event featuring the client (same previous Assignment).
Remember, in the real world, the PR firm’s executive team will make the final decision to approve or reject your draft idea. Therefore, your proposed event should be designed to achieve a specific goal: celebrate, promote something, raise funds, honor a person, educate attendees or some other worthy intent that is appropriate for the organization/issue and a given scenario.
Checklist of elements to incorporate or consider
Have you considered the event elements discussed in Lecture Notes 5.0., as well as the other related materials in Week 5?
Have you identified the client’s target audience(s) for your event? Why would this event appeal to and attract these or other people?
Should you describe the event, its goals and the reasons it might appeal to your client’s intended target audience(s)? Did you explain the event in sufficient detail for the executive team to understand what you are proposing?
Have you considered an appropriate timeline?
What costs do you need to consider and, if so, did you create an appropriate budget and is it realistic? For example, do you need to consider transportation, rental of location’s space, electrical, advertising, registration (if necessary), decorations, tables, chairs, security, free handout items (“tchotchkes” and information (or press kits), publication costs, staffing, overtime, etc.?
Did you consider what the client might anticipate as a “return on investment?
Did you develop some cool/creative ways to pitch your idea to the client? Note: run it by me (your faculty member) if you’re unsure.
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.