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    would likely find themselves a spot within the Circles of Hell of Dante’s Inferno. That said, the focus of my paper revolves around the placement of the Wife of Bath within the Circle of Hell from Dante’s Inferno. I chose this option because I am intrigued with the story Dante’s Inferno most of all, and having read over “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”…

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    Hell, like love or other great intangibles, is a thing that cannot be fully grasped by mortal beings. It is a place that no one has ever experienced, so therefore, it is not possible to fully understand. However, Dante, through his epic poem Inferno, tries to comprise an in-depth experience of what Hell very well may be. This poem has likely been the most tangible understanding of the place as we can conclude thus far. The issue of whether the punishment of eternal damnation in Hell is just or…

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    The first two books of The Divine Comedy, Inferno and Purgatory, by Dante follow Dante as he journeys from hell to purgatory. In Inferno, Dante meets the poet Virgil who guides him through the rings of hell. Once the two reach the bottom of hell, Virgil continues to guide Dante through the next realm in Purgatory. Throughout this epic adventure, Dante not only provides an entertaining story, but also presents numerous ideas concerning the afterlife. These ideas range from simple descriptions of…

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    Threatening Propaedeutic For Moral Behavior Is hell a good propaedeutic for good behavior as instructed by Dante. Propaedeutics are used in many cases to discourage people from bad behavior. The most common being Santa Clause. Parents threaten children that Santa Clause will not come, unless they behave well. Other examples include, reward systems, activity times, and punishments. The most consequential propaedeutic know was introduced by Dante in his Inferno. “Both damnation and blessedness,…

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    Characters that helped the progress of Rome or Catholicism are looked more favorably upon in the text. Aeneas’s founding of Rome versus Ulysses attack on Troy explain their drastically different fates. Similarly, the Hebrew Biblical figures rising to heaven versus the Greeks and Romans condemned to Limbo further exemplifies this point. The inverse is also true. The three most tortured people in all of hell are Judas, Cassius and Brutus. The first “who has to suffer most” committed the ultimate…

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    during the Korean conflict, was an very important boost to the economy. The fundamentals of the prosperous 1950 's were new cars, suburban lifestyle, advances in technology and medicine, and pop culture. Since Americans were receiving a larger income it lead to more spending on extra items. Americans were buying cars because they were converting to…

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    Saad, entitled, “Nothing in Popular Culture Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution,” and evaluate its claims regarding the importance of evolutionary psychology in comprehending pop culture (2012). This is an important issue because evolutionary psychology is not favoured by every individual; the reason for rejecting is not only due to a few bad papers in the field but also because it is not widely used in other fields concerning other topics. Consequently,…

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    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a tattoo is defined as “an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars.” Tattooing and body modification has been practice dating back to Eurasian Neolithic farmers in 4000 BC, thought to be a healing remedy based on the particular placement on the arms, legs and throughout the body consisting of various dots and lines. In today’s culture, the idea of getting a tattoo has shifted from…

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    Both convergent media and multi-modal viewing have had a profound effect o the way that popular culture is both produced and consumed. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the most salient of these is that it changes the fundamental way that people interact with culture, as well as one another. That is, these convergent forms of media allow users to talk and interact with popular culture like never before, meaning that these new mediums, especially the internet, act as a "glue" for…

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    2013: 59). The performance heavily emphasizes on the nationally iconic personality from popular culture such as Mr Bean and James Bond and successfully achieved a blending of the seriousness and entertainment. In the next section ‘Happy and Glorious’, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh enter the stadium, the royal navy carrying the union flag into the stadium (The Opening Ceremony, 2012). As Tzanelli (2013: 53) points out, the section…

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