Despite being initiated by the people within the society, the government took advantage of its insecure people who lended them enough allowance to enforce censorship themselves. Originally being what the public wanted, the extensive measures by those such as the firemen, were disguised as peace. Referring to firemen, “They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges, and executors.” Beatty explains, "Colored people don 't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it.
Miller, through Judge Danforth was able to illustrate this individual corruption by his rigidity of purpose, one which we find difficult to sympathise with as he miss uses his power to punish the innocent, in order please the town’s majority. This Is clearly noted at the back end of Act III where he asks a series of short, sharp questions “you are a lecher”, “-do you deny it Mr Parris”, -you deny every scrap and title of this”, in hope the truth will come out. This is significant because he’s combining this illicit fear of the supernatural and political manipulation in order to get a well-regarded individual in John Proctor to confess to witchcraft. With him dealing with political absolutes “witchcraft is an invisible crime … who may possibly be witness to it?” leads to countless flawed and irrational judgements.
Wiesel pinpoints the indifference of humans as the real enemy, causing further suffering and lost to those already in peril. Wiesel commenced the speech with an interesting attention getter: a story about a young Jewish from a small town that was at the end of war liberated from Nazi rule by American soldiers. This young boy was in fact himself. The first-hand experience of cruelty gave him credibility in discussing the dangers of indifference; he was a victim himself.
Lastly, this story, this stain in history, should never be forgotten, ever, because God willing, it should never happen again. Some people today, believe that the holocaust is fake, by reading this man 's story and learning about the Holocaust, most know that these tragic events happened and our eyes are opened. People have the audacity to claim, that those millions of people who suffered and died were just lying, this explains it. “Holocaust denial is an attempt to negate the established facts of the Nazi genocide of European Jewry. Holocaust denial and distortion are forms of antisemitism.
By then Equality starts to care about his own body when he was taught not to. Equality wonders how he looks, how strong his body is but in that era “it is evil to have concern for their own faces or bodies” (62 ; ch 6). In chapter seven Equality has gotten caught. He lost track of time and he ran to the Home of the Street Sweepers the place where he was supposed to be at. The Council of Home questioned him about where he was, Equality would not tell as he thought of his light in the glass box.
Savagery is brought out in a person when they lose everything else. Lord of the Flies by William Golding shows us that when there is a lack of societal boundaries, animalistic behavior is what will follow. Humanity is destroyed with lack of guidelines or rules. Piggy was a moral person and an uncorrupted person for his time on the island. he was moral because he believed in guidelines and weighed each decision he made with what the rest of society would say.
An example of this is in the quote “‘Good gracious! Anybody hurt?’ ‘No’m. Killed a [African-American].’ Well it’s lucky, because sometimes people do get hurt…” (221) Huck was discussing a fake story of his travels to Aunt Sally’s home, and they seemed to neglect that an African-American is a human.
While the claim is that junk food and cause people to act in a way that they can’t control, such as two murders, the actual argument in court argued that the consumption of Twinkies was simply a display of the claimed depression of the accused; the argument was not that the Twinkies made him do it, but rather that they indicated a mental shift; the underlying cause for his actions which led to him being eventually charged with a lesser crime (snopes.com). With that said, I kind of find the Twinkie Defense to be credible; showing the shift from mentally stable to unstable (in this case, depression) is certainly a plausible cause for reduced charges. In the same way that many other mental illnesses can be used to justify actions, depression absolutely does have a negative effect on the mind. While food choices cannot always be attributed to depression, being able to highlight a distinct shift in eating habits more than likely does indicate some sort of internal
A good example is the Asch’s Paradigm test, this was where he tested if people would say the wrong answer after already hearing that it was wrong but saying it to fit in with other people, this showed 75% failed and said the wrong answer, this shows that many people follow the footsteps of others, and this can be a case in the UPS, such as doing something against the Geneva Convention, someone executed a solider in front of you, and you decide to do it since they did it, this is very wrong and would leave to jail, this shows that conformity can reflect badly. Or can reflect in a positive way since it can pressure you into doing something good in the long
He’s the embodiment of the sneaky, vengeful part of human beings. By examining these qualities in his extreme personality, we can better analyze some of the less pleasant aspects of our own. If we pretend we can’t relate to Montresor at all, we miss this opportunity for self-reflection. This is another area where we can totally identify with Montresor.
As stated by Wiesel, at a desperate point Jewish prisoners needed help from God. Elle believed God chose to be silent in a time when people needed him. This drove Elie to thoughts of committing suicide because if God wasn’t helping the prisoners there is no point of living. Elle thought there was no point in thanking God because he believed didn’t do anything to help the prisoners that were praying to him and asking for help. He questioned the reason why people even try to have hope that The Almighty would help them if he wouldn’t even answer their Kaddish to him.(33) Wiesel believed, Elie came close to giving up on hope when a son killed his own father for food on a train to another camp.