These dreams are the fantasies that people in prison are dreaming up, so when analyzing it on a psychological level there is some reason why they are in prison in the first place. They obviously did something wrong and so these fantasy lives are what they could have had if they had not screwed up and gotten into prison. Even in the dreams themselves the people are lonely as we can see in “The meanest Cop in the World” when Himes says, “and then she looked into Jack’s eyes and knew … that Jack was only lonely” (Himes 209). The guys loneliness is even prevalent in his fantasy dreams. Going back to the first story “On Dreams and Reality” the main character is unhappy when he gets out because of the fantasy he has in which he is a good person who was not in jail.
Warden Norton was a prime example of how authority figures can become power-hungry when put in an environment such as a prison. They become domineering and disassociated with the outside world because, in prison, they are at the top. The vulnerability of inmates allows prison authority figures to be even more ruthless; their criminal status does not give them the opportunity to expose the wrongs of prison. Once people, like Norton, become resocialized into a megalomaniac, they lose who they were before. Their sense of self is demolished, so they contradict their prior beliefs and motivations.
"’Cause I’m black…"(Steinbeck ch.4). This is the only time that we see crooks discussing how everyone on the ranch degrades him and discriminates him. Crooks is so oppressed by the society that he lives in, that he starts to opress himself and he seems to be depressed. Crooks never talks back to any of the ranch workers when they call him racial slurs to his face. Crooks either has a strong will to keep working here, or, he knows that he has no other choice than to go out alone and starve.
Have you ever been a place where you can not leave? You would do everything you possibly can to escape and be freed. The poem “Sympathy” is a poem about a bird who is a poem about who is trapped in a cage. As you read the poem, you begin to understand that there is a deeper meaning to the poem. When the poem was wrote in the 1800s, many African- Americans were in slavery, and the poet wanted others to know how many of them felt.
For example one of these pieces of writings is a poem which is the Butterfly poem and the other writing is based on a true story. Also the butterfly poem is about being trapped behind bars and wondering what it would be like to be free. But Kristinas story is based on them being in a sewer trying to break free and escape without being caught and sent to the death camp. Another difference is Kristinas story is with 20 other people and they were worried and scared but not being tormented. When in the butterfly story it is about a lonely person in death camp being tortured to death.
He started to behave in a way that was cruel and far harsher than the rest of the guards and at the end of the experiment claimed it was because he was conducting his own experiment to see how far they would let him go until they retaliated. The way he behaved portrayed that, even though he might not have come into the experiment with the intention to release that behavior from within, but his actions became a roll that he took too far. A sociocultural component shown in the film were the ways that the volunteer guards interpreted the stigmas around being a prison guard. That they should be cold, strict, and unnervingly verbally abusive. Time upon time in the film, the volunteer guards were verbally abusive of their power with the prisoners.
He spent countless days, even years, doing everything he could to hide the affair from the town and his congregation, in order to maintain his power and elite status within the community. By burying his sins deeper and deeper within his heart, Dimmesdale only made the guilt and regret that oppressed his mind stronger. Throughout the book, Hawthorne used the metaphor of a prison to represent the mental effects of Dimmesdale’s sins isolating him from the world and ultimately driving him insane. He chose the prison as a symbol because many criminals go insane within their jail cell due to the constant isolation that forces them to become trapped within their own mind and heart, where they are left to face the constant guilt and regret from their sins. Hawthorne brilliantly expounded upon this metaphor and symbol in relation to Dimmesdale’s life when he wrote, “...the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front”(Hawthorne 45).
In the aftermath of Tom’s attempted escape from prison, which eventually led to his death, “Maycomb was interested by the news of Tom’s death for perhaps two days,” (240) as it was “typical of a nigger’s mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run the blind first chance he saw” (240). The author’s application of this description distinctly portrayed how Maycomb’s warped perspective of Tom’s death was achieved through the racism that inspired many to believe all African Americans were stereotypical criminals and in Tom’s case it was no different. Critically, Maycomb’s prejudice shines through in this description of its lack of sympathy towards an innocent African American’s death and highlights ignorance as an alarming after effect of racism. Before the court had begun to issue its final verdict, ““Atticus had used every tool available in court to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case” (241) as “in our courts, when it’s a white man’s words against a black man’s, the white man always wins,” (220). The author’s description of the court’s ruling was definite and expected because as Atticus explained, society is biased, therefore the court of all white men were always partisan towards voting in favor of a white man without allowing any arguments against him to sway them.
He says that all the Death Rows have one goal human storage in an austere world in which condemned prisoners. Life in death row is horrible for Mumia ABU-Jamal because he doesn’t get any education in his prison. He says that visits are the worst because you have to be stripped. Several prisoners have protested in the visit strip they say there is no reason
Prisoner of war camps were common during World War II. However, the book Unbroken displays the true horrors that were in the Japanese prisoner of war camps. This book captures the life of Louis Zamperini and tells the horrendous conditions that he and other prisoners faced during their time in the prisons. The Japanese internment camps did not fulfill the purpose of the camp, the treatment of the prisoners that they deserved; also the prisoners were given meaningless jobs to fulfill. The purpose of prisoner of war camps is to contain captured prisoners that survived the battles.
The German enforcers themselves are not mentioned beyond what they order and when they stand alongside Mengele. This may be an effect of how he saw life within the camps, where the Germans were often unknown, negative embodiments that forced them to labour. Wiesel also speaks of his distaste for the Schutzstaffel by revealing hate for the morning bell that rings when there is work to be done. By using the bell as symbolism, he shows that the Schutzstaffel are hated for what they force the prisoners to do.This exemplifies the poor state of Wiesel’s group, the
She grew up in the southern United States under the Jim Crow Segregation and confided racial discrimination. During the late 1940’s her family moved into a neighborhood that subsequently became known as “Dynamite Hill”, because of Kuhn Klux Klan terrorism against African American Families being interrogated into the previously all white community. As a child, Davis was considered a part of an Elite among impoverished peers, at the age of fifteen Davis became active in Youth Organizations associated with the Communist Party. Growing up for Davis she had it pretty hard staying in racism communities where Kuhn Klux Klan terrorism against black people was a mental realm of slavery for Davis. Reflection of the black women role in the
According to social psychologists, there are primarily three specific ways people can, essentially, “turn to the dark side”: dispositional, situational, and Zimbardo’s discovery, systemic. Through this experiment, Zimbardo observed how the system of the jail affected the participants: for the “guards” there really wasn’t a system. Their power was unlimited; they had no boundaries. Because of this, they started doing small, evil acts, which quickly escalated to larger-scale acts of near malice. For the “prisoners”, the system was unsteadily and randomly created and reliant upon the “guards”, creating a very unhealthy system