(obesity ) What are acceptable feeding practices for babies? How important is body image in different cultures? How do we teach children to make healthy choices? Is it acceptable to restrict children’s food intake and how?
1.Provide an introduction stating the importance of the sociocultural issue and why you were interested in the topic.
2.Describe the issue. Reference theories and examples to explain its importance as it relates to children and their development.
3.Discuss the issue from:
a. the perspective of UAE culture -What practices are usual in the UAE.
b. compare the UAE practices to that of at least 2 other cultures; what are the similarities or differences based on comparisons to the other cultures. important (make it as a table in the paper)
4.As a result of your research, what are some possible recommendations that you may give for use with family, community, and school/classroom (make reference to relevant reading) also, most important is to focus on UAE.
5.The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, and should be no more/no less than 4 pages in length (not including title page and references).
6.Cite the sources of theories, terms, concepts, ideas where appropriate in the text and in the reference list at the end of the paper, using APA referencing style.
address an issue of interest to you as reflected in class readings and discussions and reflective of children’s current experiences in the UAE. You will make comparisons between the UAE and at least 2 other cultural contexts. You may select one of the sociocultural issues listed below or address a different issue in order to meet the paper requirement. Should you choose a different issue than those listed, please follow-up with your instructor for permission.
Sleeping arrangements What is best for babies, sleeping alone, or with others? What is an acceptable age for children to be expected to sleep in their own bed? How are young children trained to sleep on their own?
Teasing and bullying How is teasing and bullying defined and tolerated in different cultures? What are the consequences of bullying on young children? How is this issue viewed by parents and handled by educators?
Obesity What are acceptable feeding practices for babies? How important is body image in different cultures? How do we teach children to make healthy choices? Is it acceptable to restrict children’s food intake and how?
Gender roles How do young children become socialized to accept particular gender roles? What is acceptable behavior for young boys versus girls in different cultures?
Physical punishment Is spanking a child harmful? Under what circumstances is it acceptable? What is the difference between spanking and physical abuse? What legal consequences are there for parents?
Child labor At what age is it acceptable for children to work? Under what circumstances should children be able to work, especially when this means they will not get an education?
Relationships between children and their fathers What is the role of a father in child rearing? What effects do a good, poor, or no relationship with one’s father have on child development?
Childcare At what age should children begin going to school, or a childcare facility? What are common childcare options for new mothers? What effects do placing young children in childcare or employing nannies have on their development?
Siblinghood How do families prepare children for siblinghood? What rituals exist for welcoming a baby to the home? How does siblinghood affect child development?
1. Provide an introduction stating the importance of the sociocultural issue and why you were interested in the topic.
2. Describe the issue. Reference theories and examples to explain its importance as it relates to children and their development.
3. Discuss the issue from:
a. the perspective of UAE culture -What practices are usual in the UAE.
b. compare the UAE practices to that of at least 2 other cultures; what are the similarities or differences based on comparisons to the other cultures.
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.