The power given to prison guards over prisoners can puts prison guards in the position to become evil. A great example of prison guards turning evil is seen through the Stanford Prison Experiment. This experiment was conducted using normal mentally stable volunteers and assigned them to be either a prisoner or a prison guard. The roles were selected at random. Once the people who were assigned as guards received the power in the prison, they began to perform humiliating acts towards the prisoners; humiliating acts such as striping the prisoners naked and other sexually graphic acts.
Conrad uses psychological influence throughout the novella specifically in the areas of, physical health, geographical surroundings, and eerie obsession to lead to the overall truth of madness. An image of such madness is apparent through Conrad 's works of psychological influence within physical health. The mental well-being of the characters, provides a better understanding of their madness. Strident physical surroundings are present to readers through Kurtz’s inner station providing his power and threatening heads. Keeping this idea in mind, the Doctor places concern upon Marlow by teasing “Ever any madness in your family?
Abuse, chaos and bitter love are some things that are clearly seen in the film The Glass Castle (2017), through the Walls family. In the book Jeannette Walls, sheds light on how her father was an alcoholic and how he “brought” the family down with him. Jeannette is the closest one to her father and truly connects to him, and goes along with everything he does. Rex’s alcoholism is a symbol for endurance and hardship and can be seen sporadically throughout the movie and book. In Destin Cretons film version we see the hardships and pains of a troubled growing family.
The Devil’s Miner is heartbreaking and heavy direct cinema documentary that can leave the viewer feeling sympathy and pity. But, if approached with the right mindset, the film can also leave the viewer with a message of human strength in the face of adversity. The film presents many themes to call people to action, such as social injustice, and the problems with child labor, but the main theme that resonates throughout the film is that strength can be found even in the darkest of places. The directors of The Devil’s Miner employ a filming style that allows the people of Potosi to have the loudest voice possible. This form of Direct Cinema documentary is highly effective and contributes to the theme of strength from within.
Stephen king very beautifully displays the power of hope in a situation of wretchedness, dreariness and false allegations. A story of hope amidst hopelessness, of salvation on the opposite side of agony, it recounts the narrative of Andy Dufresne , an effective investor sentenced to Shawshank jail for the homicide of his partner. It doesn 't blink at the abhorrence of imprisonment, but , it offers an effective investigation of human instinct. Shawshank 's genuine peril was the ability to dehumanize. Its walls and bars do more than just keep men inside, they change the perception of those they contain.
Diegetic sound and specifically the dialog in this scene is significant as it gives the audience a clear sense of what is actually occurring within this scene. The narration of the story is played as we view the different bits of information on the evidence board linking the fabricated story to all the images and texts. The voice-over narration is used to let the audience know that the villainous character is going to leave the precinct and get away unharmed while consequently his devious plan has also been deconstructed. References MITCHELL, D. (2000) Sound Lies - achieving closure in The Usual Suspects. Available from: http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/zenosusp.htm [Accessed: 05 September 2014].
With society’s focus on punishment and retribution towards criminals, it is often forgotten that one of the main purposes of prison is rehabilitation. Orange is the New Black provides a representation for woman inmates in a media dominated by crime shows depicting all criminals as the bad guys. Humanizing inmates, OITNB shows how almost anyone can become a criminal, especially with a focus towards minority women growing up with inadequate needs. Abuse of power among prison guards, long-term exposure to social isolation, and racial bias may fit towards the punishment ideology but do little towards rehabilitation. As depicted throughout the series, the extreme isolation of prison negatively effects all inmates.
“In jail and out of jail, in jail and out of jail, in jail and out of jail.” (258). These words spoken by Magwitch, in the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, represents the pain and suffering he has gone through in the novel and past life. The theme of suffering in Great Expectations has been shown by shaping Magwitch through what he has suffered, how he let the suffering affect him early in the novel, and how he let it affect him later in the novel. Starting off, Magwitch is who he is because of his experiences and how he suffered throughout the novel. He was exposed to many things unimaginable, and pain was inflicted on Magwitch emotionally and physically.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. Andy Dufresne deals with the death of freedom by saving the captains money, building the library and escaping Shawshank Penitentiary.
Dickens revealed how the jails were where the, “Dire Diseases were bred [and how the they] came into the court with the prisoners,” eventually infecting the judge too. The absurdity that the judges believe they are safe from illness even though the prisoners are ill exposes the horrific state of law by exposing the irony in the court. The sickness shows irony for the judges own prisons are so disgustingly kept that the prisoners being brought in are the reason the judges themselves get sick and eventually perish. Furthermore, by personifying the illness as able to multiply on its own shows how horrific the state of the law is in England by giving a sense that the disease is physically growing and infecting the people of the courtroom. The horrible conditions of the court parallel the mob in France by exposing the state of