Just imagine you have done service learning by helping young people at school or clubs. The Chapters “Call of Service” and “Men for Others” can be accessed from the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10zmrzWEX5uIbfYaqyXrjqturu_odcjJ5/view?usp=sharing This assignment provides an opportunity to reflect upon the service-learning component of this course. The “Call of Service” and “Men for Others” will provide the conceptual framework for your reflections. As such, you will be expected to define what it means to “do” service in the context of your current service-learning site. In developing a definition of service based upon your current site, the expectation is that you will use impressions or experiences from service learning to effectively discuss and explain your definition of service. 1. Once you have established your working definition of service, compare and contrast your views of service with those discussed in the “Call of Service.” Do any of the ways that Coles has described service correspond with or challenge how you have defined service? Explain.

2. take at least two course thinkers who provide theories who aid your reflection on the service you have done. In this section, you will need to identify and explain the theories from each thinker as a way to explain and/or reflect upon experiences that you have had while doing service. Here it would be best to use the elements of their thought that apply directly to your service experience. As such, you would outline the concepts that help make sense of things observed, encountered, or felt while you were doing service. 3. Finally, Synthesize the service experience and the theory by explaining how the two are related. It is up to you to set this section up in a way that demonstrates that you know how and why the theory applies to your particular service experience. In other words, it is an opportunity to see how your lived experience of service relates to the academic stuff. Among the questions that may help your focus are the following: What elements of the theory make sense of practices encountered during your service learning experience? How would you explain the connection? Does the theory help because it provides a different way of looking at things that were taken for granted? Does the theory provide a framework or structure that makes it easier to reflect on particular events during service learning? It is expected that the reflection will require 2-3 double, spaced, type-written pages. Also, as you develop your written reflections, be sure to define and explain the concepts used. Reflections that are more effective tend to use experiences and observations from service to illuminate the concepts that are used.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

References

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.