watch the classic movie 12 O ’Clock High (1949) staring Gregory Peck
watch the classic movie 12 O ’Clock High (1949) staring
Gregory Peck. When watching the movie, assess the development levels and leadership styles
demonstrated among movie characters using the weekly handouts as references, especially the
Situational Leadership and Leadership Styles handouts. This assignment will be assessedusmg
the HLS Research and Writing rubric, the quality and completeness of responses to questlons,
the application of concepts from the readings, and the overall breadth and depth of analysis.
Select and provide a response to seven of the following questions in your submission:
1. When Major General (MG) Pritchard and Brigadier General (BG) Savage leave the 918th
Bomb Group after meeting with Colonel (COL) Davenport, what do you see as the 918m
development level? What do you see as COL Davenport’s development level? State and
briefly explain your response.
2. Does MG Pritchard use the proper leadership style in relieving COL Davenport of
command? What other actions could he have taken? State and briefly explain your response
3. On BG Savage’s first day in taking over the 918m, is his leadership style correct for the
deve1opment level of the 918“? State and briefly explain your response.
4. Did BG Savage properly evaluate the development level and use the proper leadership style
on Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) Gately? State and briefly explain your response.
5. Did BG Savage properly evaluate the development level and use the proper leadership style
on Maj or (MAJ) Cobb? State and briefly explain your response.
6. Are BG Savage’s actions consistent with his evaluation of the 918th development level
through the time they receive a commendation for being the only Bomb Group to reach targc
during weather recall? State and briefly explain your response.
7. When BG Savage finds out the results of the Inspector General’s investigation into pilot
transfer requests, is it time for him to change his leadership style with the 918”? State and
briefly explain your response.
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.