The ¨Stanford Prison Experiment¨ was a breakdown of the morals and rules on how people would act toward one another due to their environment, rather than how they should. The study had created more questions than answers, specifically about the darkness and lack of moral standards that inhabits the human soul. It showed that methodical abuse and denial of human rights is nothing new in prison facilities. The novel Lord of the Flies shows how easily people become dangerous depending on their situation, and how easily humans become savages when there are no definite rules. Lord of the Flies and ¨The Stanford Prison Experiment¨ have many similarities in the way they both show the effects that occur when you lose all moral standards, and lack of rules.
The stimulator was reflecting on the scientists without them realizing it. There was a point in the movie when Dr. Zimbardo claimed that he should have the final say, only he can make the decision to whether let a participant go or not. He did not care about anything else besides the results, even though the experiment was not going as expected. If I were Dr. Zimbardo, I would have ended the experiment after the first physical abuse. However, if there were other choices, I would have tried to change the stimulation and limit the guards’ authority after witnessing an abuse.
The author describes how language can be used to characterize this type of morality as loyalty, duty, and discipline. The use of language and its complexity is similarly described in “The Death of the Author” and how Barthes argues that the writer and his creation should be as separate as possible. Language or the use of words like “duty” and “loyalty” allow the author to understand the justification behind the teachers’ behavior. The way Barthes disassociates the author from his work, the teachers try to disassociate their emotions from their behavior. Furthermore, this experiment proved that ordinary people can easily become agents to committing terrible acts using the justification that they simply followed orders.
The novel Lord of the Flies, is a great example of how civilization is the only reason we keep ourselves from doing certain things. The novel, “Soon becomes a parable about the inherent evil in human nature, reflected in the natural brutality of these boys once they are away from civilization.” (Junior). People's perspective of others judgement holds them back. Along with people's morals, it makes them really think about their decisions that are selfish instead of not putting in society's perspective and doing it in a blink of an eye.This not only applies to adults but also children, which can be seen in the novel. Golding “...asks how superior we are to savages and he points to the superficiality of our civilization; indeed it seems to be powerless against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact the expression of the evil that pervades the world.” (Michot).
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong,” said Leo Rosten, a humorist in writing. Throughout the stories of two fascinating books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer the main theme being portrayed is the kindness and cruelty of humans. We are all known to fear those who seem stronger than us just because we assume they have the power to harm, or even destroy us. In some cases, humankind is used to getting rid of the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that fear evil. On the other hand, there are others that are evil and their greatest fear is to be overthrown by the weak.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological experiment to see what would happen when good people were put into evil environments. The participants were male college students who were randomly assigned to be guards or prisoners. The objective of the experiment was to see what would happen when good people are placed into horrible places. Also, if people not inor with less authority would stand up to those in more authority. My claim is that the Stanford Prison Experiment proves that good people can be easily corrupted by power.
In Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s psychology experiment called the Stanford prison experiment, he came to realization without rules and structure of the guards, they can take matters into their own hands and do whatever they want. The prisoners were deindividualized and were just called by their number on their uniform. The cruel and unusual punishments that the guards inflicted got too out of hand would cause the prisoners to have a mental breakdown and wouldn 't be able to finish the experiment. Zimbardo called this the lucifer effect. In William Golding’s novel “Lord of the Flies” and Sheryl St. Germain’s poem “In the Garden of Eden,” Lucifer and evil are also temptations, which eventually creates the fall of man.
Although the narrator of “No Ordinary Joe” has views that one can make ill advised decisions that can be detrimental to one’s character. It states , “Lemarkits said he had been tortured by the thought that he got to live and Harry didn’t...Lemarkits got out of jail for distributing cocaine”. This quote shows how a person made an ill advised decision and it had an affect on his character, but when one looks at people of high caliber like the
There is also rebellions which may lead to death, violence, and chaos. I believe that humans are evil because of the abuse of power and from abusing power, and rebellion. William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies shows that humans are evil through Jack. Jack at the beginning of this novel Jack was given power. Jack led the choir boys, then when there was another threat or leader Jack challenges him to get his power back.
After McMurphy came he was able to show them that Nurse Ratched uses their weakness against them and was just a manipulator. All of McMurphy violent behavior was for the men to better themselves. He prepared them for real world outside of the ward. He helped them not to get pushed around and to not be afraid to do what they want. Mcmurphy’s madness is made reasonable as it provided the patients with hope and helped them return to a sane lifestyle.
In a way it serves as closure and acceptance as opposed to being in denial for all of your life. Remembering helped Elie get out his anger and helped him realize that what he went through can do of great purpose to those who could possibly be going through the same situation. Remembering the past only affects you negatively if you let it. In the Giver, by Lois Lowry we see a dystopian society founded on a cluster of lies that a bunch of ludicrous people in power decided to do. Taking away the citizens memories was like taking away their emotion.
Theses quotes reveal that God power is fear so that it can shut the sinners down and destroy sinners who made him angry. In essence, Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience of his puritan audience by his use of a cautionary tone, a clear imagery and complex figurative language. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edward describes the tone, imagery, and figurative language in the passage to use an awesome metaphor to get his point across the audience. Edward view was also to get sinners to hell, who does not
At the end, going through rehab, yes, he was miserable, didn’t want to recover, but just wanted to be a part of violence again, he was able to bounce back to the person he was before. Then he started telling people his story because it inspired some and people were able to reflect on themselves. Just one cause can’t be a bad effect, because that cause can explain why you are the person today. Also during that cause, whatever you did doesn’t define you, the effect is the results of how you are that