After reading and viewing the mob mentality pieces, I conclude that mob mentality led people to do disgusting acts that they would otherwise never do. For instance, in the article What is Mob Mentality, Smith states that mob mentality is the “...unique behavioral characteristics that emerge when people are in large groups”. This shows that people act differently when they are in large groups and do things that they would not be comfortable doing if they were by themselves. Smith goes on to say that people tend to want to be like others and do what others are doing, becuase when they see other people in a group doing something they figure that the person would not be doing it if it wasn't worth it so maybe they should try it.
Conflict shadows all problems whether it's small and large and also conflict helps the characters stay together and work together to beat the other social class. One of the main conflicts which is that Cherry is going against the rules that ‘’Greasers and Socs don't mix’’, is significant because it has a big impact on Cherry because of all the things that happen when the Greasers and the Socs do mix. I think my conflict is still relevant today because there are still social group that disagree. Also there are still people who don't want groups to fight and want them to get along. I also think that people can relate to this conflict because no matter what the conflict is you have to deal with the consequences of you trying to be on both sides.
A common issue in today’s society is the increasing number of young people who are being sentenced for joint enterprise. There are many arguments for and against this law due to many not wanting innocent people locked up for a crime they witnessed, or being sentenced for observing dangerous and illegal actions which isn’t actually their fault. I believe joint enterprise should no longer be used. The reason for this is because I personally think only the one who commits the crime should hold a punishment. I do believe those who took part deserve to be punished too, just not as severely.
In this world, some people already know what mob mentality is, but some people don’t know what it is, so now I will tell them what is mob mentality. Mob mentality is when people get influence from a group and turn that people to violent. In a large group, people who have mob mentality usually have the same behavior and characteristic as another. Mob mentality makes people feels aggressive which means crazy and chaotic which means confuse in a group. Other people also use herd behavior and herd mentality to tell their similarity behavior.
When Okonkwo was “angry and could not get his words quickly out enough, he would use his fists” (Achebe 2). Okonkwo’s violent personality traits cause him to make very irrational decisions that would later have future consequences. Despite that, his less than perfect tendencies did help him to achieve many goals throughout his life. However, the instances where they worked against him outweigh all other factors. Okonkwo is seen as a very painfully structured man and when something doesn't go according to his structure, it causes him to make irrational decisions.
Teen activists can’t do big things/changes by themselves. Here are some examples. Many activists get in danger because of the cause their supporting. That can lead to physical or mental violence.
While most men are serial killers, Aileen Wuornos wasn’t. Sociopaths are not someone you want to be messing with. Sociopaths don 't necessarily have malicious feelings toward others, so they tend to treat others as objects. Sociopaths have a sense of rage and they often feel angry with themselves and others so they will act out. They don’t think before they act, and there’s no limits
Banishment doesn’t always work and goes as planned. Reputation makes a person and having one that identifies you as a reckless, and impulsive person would certainly make some proud of it and continue to associate, if not, with even more people involved with crime. In Touching Spirit Bear, Cole had earned the reputation of an arrogant and rude youth delinquent and he was very proud of it. It made people scared of him, which made Cole feel powerful. Banishment also tries to rehabilitate them back to the society but that rarely works.
While some Americans’ enjoyed “the land of opportunity…” (Sanchez p.4) others had to deal with harsh obstacles that emerged at every turn, “All of his anger was taken out on us. Whether it was money problems, the baby crying, or an itch he couldn’t scratch, we were beaten for it” (Sanchez, p.3). These obstacles can be overcome however they can also trip you up which is what happened to Sanchez. As violence increases your reputation within the ranks of the gang and the Latin Kings “The Latin Kings are known to beat, stab, or shoot members who have not conformed to the gang 's rules of obedience, resulting in serious physical injury up to and including death” (Segag.org 2011), Sanchez hungered to be at the top lead him to follow the wrong path. The style of writing throughout the book is not great, “There will never be a lack of attention for me.
Winston shows that everyone is intimidated by the telescreen’s omnipresent, incredibly powerful eye. It denounces criminals daily, and Winston lives in fear that the telescreen will pick up on even the slightest flicker of dissent report him. The telescreen is a very effective way of maintaining control because of its ubiquity. People are not given any privacy to think freely. Citizens live with the fear that someone is always watching them through the telescreen, analyzing every word and motion.
For their whole lives, people of a higher level of influence have told them what to do and when. But with BlueServo and websites like it, now it was their turn to influence other people’s lives. As with any bad habit, it soon becomes not enough, people felt the need to not only capture the criminals but administer their own idea of justice. A member of the Minuteman, an organized union of these surveillance addicted individuals, believed it was his turn to enact his version of justice. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of viewership is a complete misunderstanding of reality and this lead to the murder of two innocent Hispanic people.
The stirring use of pathos here makes the audience feel not only for him, but for all others in similar situations. Staples suggests that knowing how many people view him, as a felon, would drive anyone to insanity unless they found a way to contend. The people who assume the worst in others because of their race have created the rage that Staples and many others feel. Learning how Staples and other black men suffer will insight the audience to stop judging people in this
Minh Nguyen is an example of an immensely envious man in the real world, which caused him to commit a horrendous crime. Envy is a monstrous disease which all of humankind possesses and can cause severe damage if used in the wrong way. Envy can turn a person into someone
Grendel was always sinning by murdering every night. In lines 1-2 it backs up my stating of Grendel being evil it says “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, impatient.” Grendel was smart in many ways. One way Grendel was smart was because he knew when to strike. Grendel killed many of people undetected.