Run and you’ll live – at least a while”. It is logical that they will have to fight in order to keep their freedom and Wallace states that they might die anyway. This is significant because using logic, the soldiers will be able to rationalize that the decision to fight means that they will possibly keep their freedom. If they run their futures are unknown and they might die anyway, might as well die for their independence. He was successful in portraying to these men that the only choice they have is to
The experiment proved to us that when given power, humans reveal a darker side of themselves this is known as the abuse of power. When smart and level-headed people are placed into a position of power, where they have freedom to treat the powerless however they so desire, their values and morals become greatly blurred by the abuse of power. For example, students selected as guards completely transformed when they were given this power. They forced prisoners to wear bags on their heads, gave them little access to toilet, and treated them like animals. They suddenly became greatly sadistic and brutal.
Baba a father focused on keeping his dignity and protecting the dignity of others. Amir a boy with the desire to be accepted by his father and live up to someone of his father’s character. Amir was fragile and afraid unlike Baba who was strong. However as the novel progresses many similarities arise between the father and son. The similarities between Baba and Amir are shown through their acts of courage, in pursuing their passions and their choices to betray a loved one.
Troy tells Rose, “He’s got to make his own way. I made mine. Ain’t nobody gonna hold his hand when he get out there in that world” (482). Because of his own disappointments, Troy has adopted a bitter, yet realistic outlook on life, which he uses to guide his son. He did not have much help growing up and believes that his son could use a dose of his reality and tough
In the process, the guards used ridicule and profanity towards the prisoners in attempts to meet their own role expectations. Among the prisoners rose leaders, one at a time, who stood in opposition to their newly given status and outgroup. In response rebellions, the guards would single out the leaders and punish the whole group (TheAnswerto1984is). This led to a decrease of solidarity between the prisoners and an increase of anomie as well as group conformity. Similar to Zimbardo, Stanley Milgram’s research is relevant to the Stanford prison experiment.
This conflicts with the actual relationship between the officer and the inmate. Another example of an inappropriate relationship between the officer and the inmate would be the introduction to contraband within the cell walls. This provides the inmates with opportunities to continue their unethical behavior even within the walls. Many correctional officers will often
The Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by psychologist Philip Zimbardo in 1971 illustrated the direct relationship between power of situations and circumstances to shape an individual’s behavior. During this study 24 undergraduates were grouped into roles of either a Prisoner or a Guard, the study was located in a mock correctional facility in the basement of Stanford University. Researchers then observed the prisoners and guards using hidden cameras. The study was meant to last two weeks. However, the brutality of the Guards and the suffering of the Prisoners was so intense that it had to be terminated after only six days.
Risk taking is an essential aspect of reaching one’s desires and dreams, especially when it comes to crossing boundaries. These risks, physical or metaphorical, will require the individual to step out of their comfort zone and summon the courage to test the extend of their limits, in order to grow and embrace the changes during the process. While these risks are worthy one must accept the inevitability of losing a part of their identity. Examples of risk taking include; stepping into the unknown, searching for freedom, and breaking traditions. All of these decisions include the possibility of successes and failures as explored in both the texts Mao’s last dancer and VillaWood Mums.
This advice that is given to him is due to a conversation Creon is having with his son that is trying to help him become a better person too. “Do not believe that you [Creon] alone can be right…a man like that, when you know him, turns out empty” (ll. 565-569). Haimon tells his father that he will soon turn into emptiness if he doesn’t start working on himself and start listening to others. The next major conversation on bettering himself is with Teiresias and he tells him that he needs to “control a wiser tongue in a better head” (scene 5 l. 87).