Trent, who is the most out of place in this group of manipulators. His manipulation, like Archie’s was total and deliberate and served as the focus of the book, however his motivations and simply the nature of manipulation were comparably atypical. Mr. Trent was an interrogator who was charged with receiving the confession of a young Jason Dorrant for the murder of a little girl named Alicia Bartlett. Dissimilar to the other manipulators, Mr. Trent truly believes for at least the majority of his work that he is working toward the truth, and that his manipulation is for the good of society, but he also openly acknowledges that it is a manipulation. Cormier even dedicated multiple pages to describing the circumstances Mr. Trent created in the interrogation room to make his subjects more inclined to confession.
The government influenced the people into thinking that being curious or being smarter than anybody else is sinful. Therefore, they brainwashed people into thinking that learning is evil and that made people believe that everyone should be the same. “So we fought against this curse. We
He said “They threw out the priests. And then Bokonon, cynically and playfully, invented a new religion.” (Vonnegut 172) Castle also said “Well, when it became evident that no governmental or economic reform was going to make the people much less miserable, the religion became the one real instrument of hope. Truth was the enemy of the people, because the truth was so terrible. so Bokonon made it his business to provide the people with better and better lies.” (Vonnegut
Could you imagine being betrayed by one of your followers? Satan’s part in the betrayal of Jesus does not remove any responsibility from Judas because he had the biggest part in the arrest of Jesus. After Jesus’ arrest, Judas felt the anger and sadness put on him. He eventually hung himself. Jesus’ arrest was mainly Judas Iscariot’s fault because if Judas did not go to the chief priests and the teachers of the law, Jesus would never have gotten arrested or crucified.
The film The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz shows Aaron’s side of the story and how he was not the man that the government tried to make him out to be. He was a man that had many ideas and views for how the world should be change. He saw the flaws to the systems that he wanted to fix. However the government made him out to be a hacktivist that sought out to take down the system and creating anarchy. Aaron believed that knowledge should be free and that it was stupid the way that we had to pay to access things that should be available to all.
Mark Twain wrote this essay in a pessimistic and biased manner, which forced his readers’ to reflect upon a deeper meaning. His writing style was biased by not including any favorable qualities that people possess. He spoke of man's moral sense being worse than the disease of rabies, yet didn't offer any solutions. He disproved his own thesis by basing his stated theory on satire, which leads one to believe his stated thesis was not his motivation in writing this piece. Using Satire was a way for him to address the problems he saw within society without directly insulting his audience.
This next quote shows that society made Roger scared of throwing rocks because of the punishments that come along with doing wrong things. “Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins” (Golding 91). Roger’s arm just expects punishment and does not think that there will not be consequences. The only thing holding back the evil within the child is the old civilization and since that is gone, the realization that punishment does not exist will follow closely behind. In conclusion, children may seem naive which they are, naturally they would do things much differently if they were exposed to things instead of being sheltered from
(…) Maybe what Mr. Darwin wrote is bad. (...) Bad or good, it doesn’t make any difference. The ideas have to come out” (Lawrence and Lee 124, 125). This is evidence that the people of Hillsborough are being impacted by Drummond and starting to think for themselves. Another example of the fight is when, in Act Three, Cates spoke powerfully, saying, “I have been convicted of violating an unjust law.
Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not. People in Waknuk are punished each other as well as from the belief spills of the “Old People” have left, however, these principles made the Waknuk society fall. Therefore, people in Waknuk should have acceptance to deviation and mutant people rather than send to the Fringes or kill them because they could lose talented people that could rise their
Are you honest? Malcolm didn’t believe in what society thought was right and wrong because at the time, society’s right and wrong weren’t actually accurate. So what is moral towards Malcolm X may not have been moral to society at the time. Malcolm did stood by a code of what he believe of what is wrong and right. “Muhammad’s violations of the moral code of the Nation further worsened his relations with Malcolm, who was devastated when he learned that Muhammad had fathered children by six of his personal secretaries, two of whom filed paternity suits and made the issue public…the break between the two leaders became permanent (Malcolm X. Mamiya).” He stuck to the moral code that he was taught, and when his own teacher broke it, he left and embraced a more orthodox approach.
The most compelling evidence is how Mr. Hundert changed Sedgwick grade on the essay in order for him to compete in the prestigious Julius Caesar competition. It turns out that Mr. Hundert lied and what he did was wrong. He simply broke the universal moral code or moral truths which states not to lie, for this reason he also broke Kant theory, because it states that whether or not breaking a rule produces good consequences it is not a relevant factor in determining the moral quality of the act. This was very strange to me because out of everyone I thought that he would have the strongest moral code, but after seeing that he ran away with the other boys after hitting the baseball though the headmaster car window I should have started questioning
A bias that I have developed so far in this class is that it made me cynical. I have developed this through readings in which people have used their discourse to manipulate others. A big factor in this bias is the book Holy Terrors, in which Osama bin Laden and George Bush are using discourse to manipulate the people of their countries to join in their political agenda, even if they are in the wrong. Bush telling the media that they could only broadcast certain clips of Osama, so that people would not feel as though he is just another leader trying to do good for his people. Bush wanted us to feel like Osama was evil and this played a big role on my cynical views.
Hitler was able to persuade them that killing them would do the world a favor, which established an ethnic tension (Doc I). This shows how genocide is also a result from rivalries between different groups of people. With a heated passion, like most Germans and Nazis had, they would not think twice about exterminating the Jews, who were the root to all evil according them. (Add more