- Field: Literature
Part A: One of the major themes in The Inferno is the conflict between good and evil. Let’s explore what the scholarship has to say about this topic. First, review the lecture on evaluating sources and locating peer-reviewed articles. Then, go to the SUO library and in a scholarly journal find a credible, full-text, peer-reviewed article about The Inferno, preferably one that examines the story’s theme of good versus evil. Write a citation for the article that is formatted in APA style and then annotate the article.
Part B: Now, review The Inferno, paying special attention to the opposition between fraud and God’s love in canto XXXIV, which describes the Ninth Circle of Hell. According to this canto, fraud is the worst sin possible because it is the polar opposite of God’s love. This assertion implies that the greater the contrast between human activity and God’s love, the more evil the deed. Keeping this in mind identify three additional sins from the assigned cantos. For each sin that you pick, use your knowledge of The Inferno’s architecture to determine the extent to which the sin contrasts with God’s love. List the three sins hierarchically in order of the degree of evil that the text attributes to them.
Part C: Next, in three paragraphs, justify your rankings and explain how The Inferno’s representations of these three sins develops the poem’s theme of good versus evil.
Part D: Put together in one document the texts that you developed in Part A, Part B, and Part C. Include a copy of the peer-reviewed article that you read.Remember that your claims in all parts of the assignment should be substantiated by excerpts from appropriate sources (scholarly research and/or literary texts). Quotes, paraphrase, and summary used in the assignment should be arranged according to APA rules of style, and in-text and reference citations should be provided, also formatted in APA style. Quoted material should not exceed 25% of the post.