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    Wal-Mart Case Study

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    “Can I get a W.. W..can I get an A.. A..Can I get an L.. L.. can I get a squiggly SQUIGGLY.. can I get an m M..can I get an a A… can I get an r R.. can I get a t T… what does that spell Wal-Mart” (Smith & Young, 2004). Although the Wal-Mart maybe the most controversial business in America, it has one of the greatest success stories in Americas history of business (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2013). However, the success of Wal-Mart is accompanied by controversy, it is possibly the most controversial business in America. The company’s practices to maintain everyday low prices have raised concerns about the effect it has, from the economy to the treatment of its employees, to the relationships between corporations and their stakeholders. The question at hand is whether or not Wal-Mart’s implementation of its three beliefs (respect for the individual, service to their customers, and striving for excellence) is done so in a justifiable manner. Wal-Mart has placed employees, suppliers, and community secondary to focus on excelling in market orientation, such as customers, defeating competitors, and increasing shareholder value (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2013). The secondary focus on employees has kept Wal-Mart from earning a spot on the Fortune 100 best companies to work for list. In addition, Wal-Mart stores lowers wages and eliminates competition and as a result pay role wages declined by almost 5 percent per person and it lowers food prices by 25 %, in some markets. The…

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    to go with those words. Each time I witness one of these words in action, I come to own it more completely.” stated Mike Krzyzewski, known to many as Coach K. There are multiple words that can be used to explain plentiful situations in life, whether on or off of the basketball court. Some of those words, that do not seem to be right for the position that they are put in, often times will end up making sense. Such as failure, with the expression by Michael Jordan, “I have failed over and over…

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    work published. Details of the play would have to be noted or often pirated without his consent following a performance. In this play there a few main characters that needs to be introduced. The Duke (of Milan), has the highest title of Milan and is the father of Silvia. Silvia is the daughter of the Duke and is the beloved of Valentine.…

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    “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a poem written in the form of a dramatic monologue. In it, the speaker describes the portrait of his late wife to the servant of a prospective bride’s father. Throughout the description, the speaker’s sociopathy is made increasingly clear, with the heavily implication that he was the actual cause of the wife’s demise. Browning reveals the prideful, control-obsessed, and sociopathic character of the speaker through self-boasting, caesuras in the monologue,…

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    to challenge. In Margaret Atwood’s “My Last Duchess”, this happens to be the case for her female protagonist when her class studies a poem by Robert Browning that is also titled “My Last Duchess”, in which a Duke had his Duchess killed for his own selfish reasons. Unexpectedly, the young girl’s interpretation of the Duke is vastly different from the rest of her class, thereby leading her to struggle with having a contentious opinion in addition to dealing with the realities of womanhood and…

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    An Application for Slavery In Sylvia Plath's poem "The Applicant", a male marriage applicant is being interviewed for his quality as a suitor and his willingness to accept the girl being offered for marriage by the narrator. While the young man is being grilled by the narrator, he does not near experience the harsh narrative treatment that the prospective bride receives, being purposefully deprived of both gendered pronouns and choice of action as part of the arrangement. Plath uses metaphor…

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    1. The first example that exposes the ego and self-centeredness of the Duke was in his introduction of the Duchess to the envoy. He describes her as a prized possession that can only be revealed to whomever he chooses. The Duke reiterates the name Fra Pandolf as the painter, so that the envoy will recognize his affluence, making it safe for the audience conclude that Fra Pandolf could not have been just an ordinary artist, but a well-known and expensive artist. The Duke’s admiration for the…

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    Has anyone ever prevented you from doing something you wanted to do? If yes, you are not alone as it happens to a number of people, and if not, it’s likely an acquaintance has. In Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” the Duke disliked the duchess’s behavior and eventually ended her life because he was extremely displeased and dissatisfied with not only her actions, but also with her nature. Browning exemplifies the Duke’s obsession for power in his marriage through his reaction to the last…

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    Power and the assertion of control is a prominent theme in Robert Browning's poem My Last Duchess, and by using certain techniques with his writing, he has been able to create a piece that is able to assert its power over the reader itself. Employing tactics such as having a specific tone for the diction used enables the poem to emanate the Duke’s tone of wanting to be the authority in situations. In the opening lines of the poem, the Duke tells the envoy “will’t please [he] sit and look at [the…

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    murder may make people’s stomach turn, but to the Duke in Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess” it seems like an easy task. The Duke is showing the emissary the painting of his last Duchess and telling him of her flaws and how she made him unhappy. The Duke has met with the emissary to discuss his next marriage. The death of his most recent Duchess was caused by the Duke and his personalities traits. They are the reason for him murdering her because he is a jealous, selfish, arrogant and…

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