Friday, October 11, 2013


I've actually been looking forward to reading Dante's Inferno for a while. So far, I have really enjoyed it. Listening to the other class talk about their writing assignment makes me very excited to do the same assignment. I’ve really enjoyed listening to some of the topics people in the other class have chosen. So far I’ve heard that people are putting in their hells the waiters that pour more tea into your glass and disrupt the sugar-to-tea ratio, people who put their children on leashes, people who excessively “deep tweet,” bad drivers, screaming children on planes, 8th grade girls, people who twerk (Miley as Satan), people who wear crocks or socks and sandals, and the aunt that wont stop talking at the family reunion.  After hearing about these topics, I keep thinking about my own pet peeves and whom I'd like to place in my version of hell. So far I’ve decided on people who have made bad songs (who ever made the chicken song and the limbo song), everyone on The Jersey Shore, people who talk about politics too much(but actually have no idea what they are talking about), and Taylor Swift. Have any of you  thought about who you’d put in your hell? 

3 comments:

Kincy GIbson said...

I have been thinking about what I want to write about also. I would say my biggest pet peeve would be when people say my name over and over again to get my attention. Therefore, my little sister would definitely go to hell. Her punishment would be the hope of receiving attention whenever she called anyone's name, but instead they would just ignore her. That is just one of my ideas. The difficult part of planning this essay is turning their "sin" into their punishment. I am going to keep thinking though because I am sure I can think of a bigger annoyance to be the sin of my deepest hell.

Miranda Martinez said...

Since we were talking about bad music earlier, I thought I might throw in Rebecca Black's "Friday." Personally, I think Rebecca should be the guide, and every time someone asks her a question she responds with her annoying, auto-tuned voice stating, "Friday-Friday - Oh we are simply approaching the Twerk-central portion of Hell featuring Miley Cyrus. I advise you to cover your eyes before we - Get'n down on Friday." Anyone within this circle must suffer the repetitiveness of the bad music they listen to. However, what defines bad music? What I might think as cringe-worthy another may love unconditionally. So technically this Hell must consist of the music one simply knows is horrible, but listens to anyway.

Joseph D'Amico said...

I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to write my paper on. I was thinking maybe doing a hell for hypocrites or the self-righteous, but I've had trouble thinking up fitting punishments. I might have the self-righteous be punished by being told they are wrong and insulted repeatedly, but I would have to augment that idea somehow so it could qualify as a Hell. I still have no idea who I would use for a guide for either one.