The experiment encompassed assigning college students the roles of a prisoner or a guard in a prison facility. The guards were instructed not to physically harm the prisoners, but also instructed to maintain order. Throughout the experiment, the tasks of the guards grew to be more morbid and increasingly destructive in order for them to maintain the role as guards. As for the prisoners, the abuse they were subject to altered their state of mind and over half of the prisoners abandoned the test due to severe emotional reactions. The original two week experiment was cut short to only six days due to the severity of the abusive situations.
They say that they don’t bully, but even the most simple things such as trends or what we see on media can make others feels belittled. When we see others with nicer things or somebody else’s life that’s better than ours we feel this pressure that we need to be like that. When everybody surrounding you has one thing that you don’t have, you get made fun of for it. Media has a huge effect on how we think and what we think we should look like. We are constantly pushed into a mold by society to be something or somebody that we can’t be.
This means that they can’t find quality information in their society and be able to read it and understand it. Sometimes there might be an occasion where they can find quality information, but they can’t understand it and it is either one or the other. This is explained by Faber and it is one of the most important because they can find quality information, but is supported by the way that they use it is really what matters, and if they can’t perform it the right way then what is the point of having that information in your hands. I feel this happen in our society but we just don’t notice it. It makes life a lot more difficult if you can not complete one thing that can affect another thing.
Allowing someone to have all the power is dangerous for a nation in the sense that they will be most likely be making decisions to benefit themselves as opposed to the whole country’s needs. Preventing tyranny gives people the opportunity to have some power in what decisions are being
In an article, Warren stated that “We tend to judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions” (Warren 1). This is because no one can truly know what a person 's motives are, but they can know their own intentions. It is easier to conclude an idea of a person based on what one can see and know for sure. A person can have good intentions, but the outcome may turn out unfavorable, knowing the final action is simpler to judge because it can be known for sure. Warren also stated that “If we judged ourselves by how our actions are perceived by others, we may become more sensitive and understanding of any hurtful responses by them” (Warren 1).
I get why Odysseus was furious but I’m sure there was a better way to handle the situation. Showing the other person that their negative actions did not phase you will infuriate them enough. Also sometimes it makes the person question themselves and think that maybe what they did was really wrong (guilt). Guilt is one of the many outcomes that people suffer from trying to seek revenge, revenge is just not worth it ! “The
Humans are tainted, imperfect even, most of their so called ‘good decisions’, are due to fear of what would happen if they didn’t make that choice as opposed to their own will and want. Every day we all have wicked thoughts, but why don’t we carry out these dismal actions? The reason is actually very simple, we know if we did these things there would be someone there to catch us or tell us that our actions were nothing less than outrageous, but what if no one was there to say those things? Everyone aspires to have power, wishes to be heard, and has a need for some kind of control, but why
He would come to school high on the painkillers which indefinitely affected his workplace leadership and behaviour. He would give unfair treatment and favor to certain students if he were high, while others suffered from his wrath if he had not taken his pills that day. It was a Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scenario, his daily demeanor changed frequently as a consequence of the addiction. This inconsistency weighed heavily on the faculty. He would give scrupulous teacher evaluations sober, yet the teachers would get poor reviews and be reprimanded unjustly if he had missed a pill.
The ethics of both of these stories may be out of the normative and looked down upon but in reality they are both just trying to better people and make them worth something again. The idea of Panopticism is the idea of having power and control over someone while making them into something you want. The same kind of power is seen with John and the narrator as he has all control over where she lives and what she does all day to try to fix her “nervousness”. Trying to put someone back into society after they are not use to acting a certain way can either scare them or drive them even more insane which is what happened in both of these stories. Both John and the government in Panopticism use similar techniques of being watched, treating them like prisoners and trying to change their ways in order to fix them.
It can either help a person be more aware of different viewpoints and perspectives and encourages them to be broad minded or it can make people bias and less tolerant of others due to the misrepresentation of certain groups of people, as they tend to blindly believe everything they watch on TV shows or Movies. One of the important issues in the media is stereotyping. From many years, the portrayal of stereotypical characters in the TV shows is very common. The media has