He started to behave in a way that was cruel and far harsher than the rest of the guards and at the end of the experiment claimed it was because he was conducting his own experiment to see how far they would let him go until they retaliated. The way he behaved portrayed that, even though he might not have come into the experiment with the intention to release that behavior from within, but his actions became a roll that he took too far. A sociocultural component shown in the film were the ways that the volunteer guards interpreted the stigmas around being a prison guard. That they should be cold, strict, and unnervingly verbally abusive. Time upon time in the film, the volunteer guards were verbally abusive of their power with the prisoners.
The guards took matters into their own hands and drove the prisoners out of their cells. The guards began to take on cruel and sadistic behaviors by humiliating the prisoners with menial tasks such as cleaning their latrines with their bare hands. After the sixth day the experiment was terminated because it was immoral to the prisoner group, of which lost three members due to mental breakdowns. It was concluded that many people tend to fit into social norms and don’t consider personal responsibility even for acts that are
This experiment was conducted using normal mentally stable volunteers and assigned them to be either a prisoner or a prison guard. The roles were selected at random. Once the people who were assigned as guards received the power in the prison, they began to perform humiliating acts towards the prisoners; humiliating acts such as striping the prisoners naked and other sexually graphic acts. According to Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, “Within 36 hours, one of the
However, when power gets in the way, the instructors lose a sense of morality and become discourteous towards the students. In the same way, the Stanford Prison Experiment analysed how roles of power changed the personality of the volunteers to one of a condescending nature. Both the experiment and education systems can cause the downfall of the prisoners and students by the powerless group being subject to the ridicule and vulgarity of the powerful. Regardless, it is important to keep in mind, not all guards in prisons, nor all teachers come across as vile to the opposing group. However, power tends to change the the perception of situations to the group in charge and can cause feelings of hopelessness and depression.
The next line “We dreamed of doing but could not bring ourselves to do” (504) describes how the prisoners wanted to stand up for themselves but they did not have the courage. Knight uses analogies to describe
I yelled, “I’M COMING MOM AND DAD”. That was the stupidest thing I have ever done and I am going to regret it for the rest of my life. By yelling, I gave away my position to the countless prisoners lurking the area. Also every single prisoner there hated my parents because they were their guards. Once I saw the first inmate I knew I was in
Glancing is a quick and often careless action which demonstrates how the superintendent isn’t that affected by the hanging that just occurred. Again, Orwell also dehumanizes the superintendent by continuing to make him seem like he has no sympathy or heart-warming emotions inside of him. The terrible conditions of the prison are described again when a story is told about a prisoner who “clung to the bars of his cage” (page 4). The fact that the prisoner was staying in what was called a cage is inhumane since cages are supposed to be for animals and not humans. The story continues, and it mentions that the officers felt pain and trouble because of the resistance by the prisoner.
They have little to no say in anything. They get tossed around like trash and they are treated the same as well. But they stay through it because as long as they do what they are told they get a place to sleep, food, and even some drugs that make it easier to do some of the hard, and horrible things that they are forced to do. That is why thousands of scared kids do not know whether to risk escaping just to be sent to jail for life, or to stay and fight until they are eventually
The “rule kill or be killed” is not only applicable in the wild nature but among prisoners whose primitive nature comes on surface once thrown among the criminals. The instinct to protect yourself and preserve your peace is often the very cause of violence in the prisons. Just like in Miguel Piñero’s Short Eyes, the “peace” of inmates is disrupted once an intruder from outside comes among them. Since there are many already established clashes in the prison, such as the ethnic clash between the different ethnic groups, clash between the victims and sexual offenders everything seems to perish once an intruder of human race comes in the picture. Seems like all the differences disappear when among criminals comes a man who committed the ultimate despicable
Hello my name Is Tryston Medina, I was trapped within a prison filled with dishonest men and women. I was being bullied for various reasons, one of which is because I was so different compared to everybody else. It was at this time, I was having night terrors about what life would be like without me and how I would prefer death than
In some instances there are guards who feel like they have the power diven and let all that suppose "power" go to their head, and they feel as if they could do anything and everything without no repercussions happening to them. In an experiment conducted by Philip G. Zimbardo and a team of researchers called the Stanford Prison Experiment using college student they randomly selected those who were the guards and those who were the prisoners. During the experiment the guards took to a progressively sadistic personality especially at night when the cameras were turned off. As the experiment got more and more out of hand it led to a riot broke out within two days of the experiment.
“I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything. ”This is a quote from Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in prison and many of those years in solitary confinement.
Taking a Stand for the mentally ill Thesis Dorothea Dix took a stand by recognizing the importance of establishing mental institutions. Her philosophy saved mentally unstable people from the harsh treatments they once received in jails Background The conditions that the mentally ill lived under in the mid-19th century were unfitting. Unstable individuals were imprisoned and mistreated. People who suffered from insanity were treated worse than criminals.
The death penalty is a good thing at times it gets closure to the victim's families who've suffered a loss while Justice is being served. The United States isn't the only place that that still has the death penalty for certain crimes, other nations do as well. It's very beneficial when it comes to contributing to our issue of overpopulation in the prisons. If there's a lot of overpopulation it can be very difficult when prisoner's get loose to keep them in control as well as the costs of keeping them locked up presents an issue when coming out of tax. The death penalty becomes a tool of fighting with violence against murders who've not yet committed the crime, due to the fear of death or getting caught.