Once you have selected a city (San Antonio, TX), you will prepare a 2024 summer Olympic Games bid. The assignment must be presented as a PowerPoint presentation which will be submitted in Blackboard. You must provide a visually pleasing presentation which provides an adequate description without overloading individual slides with information. Complete assignment instructions below;
EVENT BID INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare a 2024 Summer Olympic Games bid for San Antonio, TX. The assignment must be presented as a PowerPoint. You must provide a visually pleasing presentation which provides an adequate description without overloading individual slides with information.
The following information (which is loosely based on the IOC’s requirements for candidate cities) should be completed for this project:
1. Title slide
a. Must include the student’s name and the name of the bid city
2. Descriptive information
a. General overview of the games concept and legacy
i. Purpose/vision for the hosting the games
ii. Anticipated dates for the games
iii. Sentimental reasons for selecting your city
b. Population and demographics
i. Per capita income
ii. Racial description
iii. Other relevant demographic information
c. Geography and Meteorology
i. Description of weather during games time
ii. Geographical features of importance or interest
d. City Description
i. Historical notes
ii. Key industries
iii. Cultural environment
e. Previous sport/event hosting experience
i. International and major events
ii. One time and regular events
iii. Previous international bids (successful or not)
i. Number of hotel rooms available for visitors
ii. Concept for the athletes village including post-games use
b. Sport Facilities
i. Existing athletic/public assembly facilities which could be used
ii. Required additional facilities to adequately host games
iii. Planned post-event use of main Olympic stadium
i. Existing mass transit capabilities
ii. Required changes/upgrades
iii. Post-event transit benefits
4. Political/Social Issues
a. Anticipated political or social problems that should be addressed
b. Security plan/resources available
c. Anticipated impacts on residents before, during, and after the games
Sources for all information used must be provided using APA format. You must use current, original sources to gather information (pages such as Wikipedia, about.com, etc, are not acceptable for this level of work). Rather than including a reference page, you should place sources in the “notes” window below the power point slide in which the source information is used. Leave a blank line between each separate source in the notes window.
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.