As a buyer for XYZ retail store (name your store) you will choose a classification of
merchandise that you will buy. – You will decide your store location and the type of
store it will be. This information will be backed up by documented valid research and
trendinformation- – Assume you have an OTB of $965,750 at retail to spend to stock
your store. – This OTB money will be for the spring season, which will encompass Feb,
March, April, May, June and July of 2018- This written portion of the project will be a
minimun of three typed dmble space pages. In it, you will cite the research material
used to choose this type of store, its customer demogaphic and its location- You will
also describe the reasons why you chose your specific product classification. Part B.
(3096) Using the figures provided you will calculate the following for your store. Show
this work on an Excel spreadsheet in traditional OTB grid format. 1. Open to buy for
each month 2- Average monthly sales 3. Average monthly on order 4- Mark down 96 for
each month Planned sales + Planned reductions + Planned EOM Stock = Total
monthly needs – BOM Stock = Planned purchases – Merchandise on order = Open to
buy Planned Employee Monthly Sales Discount MD $ Shortages EOM BOM On Order
Feb $350,000 296 $52,500 1.596 $300,000 $300,000 $87,500 March $300,000 396
$45,000 296 $250,000 $300,000 $75,000 April $200,000 496 $30,000 296 $150,000
$250,000 $50,000 May $150,000 296 $22,500 596 $100,000 $150,000 $37,500 June
$100,000 296 $15,000 496 $ 75,000 $100,000 $25,000 July $125,000 396 $18,750 396
$100,000 $ 75,000 $31,250 Part C- (2096) Using an Excel Spreadsheet: – You will detail
your open to buy merchandise, down to the style level (not size) by month.’ – Units in
this spread sheet should yield the total OTB dollars by month and the total OTB of
$965,750. ‘When illustrating your style information, please be sure it is shown directly
after the three page discussion portion of the project with cost, (5096 mark up) and
retail listed for each. Part D- (1096) Solve the following: 1. After careful analysis of the
economic data from the U- 8. Government, the XYZ store set a sales plan increase for
the next years spring season (2019) of 9.796- Based on this years sales plan what is the
companies projected sales plan for the next season? 2- In the 2017 spring sales period
the XYZ store had actual sales of $1 ,130,000-00- What was the increase/decrease for
sales into 2018? Suggest reasons for the change from one season to the next- “Your
two spreadsheets should be set up so that the months run across the top


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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 Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.