PART 1. Using IDEF0 methodology, draw a complete model to specify an organization of your choice
(industrial, service, or public). This model should specify the organization down to its 2nd level of
decomposition (i.e., include function blocks at the Axx level), taking into consideration of all the aspects
such as outlined below:
Follow strictly the cross-checking steps to ensure the integrity of your model:
1. Specify and Cross-Check a function block: for each of the Inputs, cross-check for its related
Output(s); for each of the Outputs, cross-check for its related Input(s); for each of the Mechanism
and Control, check what it is used for.
2. Decompose, if needed, to 3-5 next level functions. For each of these sub-level functions:
x Carry out the Specify and Cross-Check as outlined in (1)
x Establish relationships amongst these functions through flow of Inputs,
Outputs, Controls and Mechanisms
x Cross-Check Integrity of Decomposition: lower-level definition should
represent EXACTLY its higher level function.
3. Repeat step 2 until the required level of detail is reached.
You should provide a textual description of the overall system/organization of concern, as well as for each
of the function blocks presented in the model.
PART 2. From your IDEF model of the organization, pick up two related functions. Draw an ActivityCycle-Diagram
to illustrate how the dynamic interaction takes place.
PART 3. Explain, with flowchart if necessary, how simulation process can be logically carried out to
estimate the system performance in terms of average lead time, and/or average resources utilization. Then,
for the ACD model of Part 2:
x Assign time elements involved (such the average and distribution times of arrival, and
x Carry out a simulation, physically, and estimate the values related to system performance such as
the mean throughput and/or the average waiting times.
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.
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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.
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