In 1984, Winston is finally broken down by the Thought Police after enduring emotional, physical and psychological torture. Although he ultimately gives up in the end, Winston should be respected for his persistence in resisting the Thought Police. Winston goes through an unbearable amount of intense physical torture in his fight against the Thought Police. They mercilessly pound him and pump him full of electricity until it is like "his body was being wrenched out of shape, the joints were being slowly torn apart.”(p 257). O 'Brien will not stop the torture until Winston succumbs to the fact that he is holding up five fingers.
He threw himself on me like a wild beast, beating me in the chest, on my head, throwing me to the ground and picking me up again, crushing me with ever more violent blows, until I was covered in blood.” (53). When he is beaten, Wiesel provides no sign of pain and unintentionally angers the Kapo. Idek misinterprets his response, and thinks that Elie is being defiant only because he does not cry out. This forms a hatred between the two, and Idek seeks revenge by not going after Wiesel, but by directing his attention towards his father, Schlomo. Rather than using his fist, he uses an iron bar.
This is exhibited as the behaviors of all the citizens are monitored, and taken into account. If anyone acts in rebellion of the Party or Big Brother, they are taken into Room 101 (basement torture chamber in the Ministry of Love), where they are tortured until they submit to Big Brother and comply with the rules and regulations of the Party. The citizens are continuously reminded of the control over reality the Party has, primarily by the omnipresent signs reading “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU,” (3) implementing a sense of reverence and fear, shown through the very apparent government propaganda. Authorities are perpetually shown scrutinizing the civilians by watching their every move, demonstrated by the telescreens feeding constant
Everyone, at some point in his or her life, has wanted to take revenge on someone. However, revenge is an obsessive, overwhelming response that is ultimately dissatisfying. In the Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth became completely preoccupied with taking revenge on Dimmesdale because he fathered a child with his wife, and through imagery, the gradual change from unpleasant physician to vengeful husband is shown. People say, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Chillingworth took that expression to heart by, over a long period of time, torturing Dimmesdale emotionally for the crime he had committed. In the beginning, Hester kept the secret from Chillingworth, but he vowed to find out who the father was, saying “‘Never, sayest thou’… with a
Night: The Psychology of Evil “The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces,” said Philip Zimbardo after his 1971 Stanford mock trial prison experiment. Throughout the Zimbardo experiment, Zimbardo defined many terms such as dehumanization and deindividuation. Like Zimbardo, Eliezer, a young Jew from 1944 who was deported to multiple concentration camps and also wrote the novel Night, faced copious German militants who abused their power by dehumanizing their fellow humans by taking away essential items for human life such as food, drink, and freedom. Through the countless number of years that humanity has existed, victimizers who have been given power over others have chosen to abuse their fellow humans and make them victims of their rule. To study how power affects human nature, various psychological studies have been conducted to explain such behavior.
The main character however is the narrator. He is an angry, psychopath, madman. A quote from the text that proves character is linked to theme is, “ Throwing the links around his waist it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it” (pg. 165). In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs.
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.
Another example, when the author showed imagery is when Fortunato is screaming in pain, where he is tie against the walls. In “The Cask of Amontillado” it said, “A succession loud and shrill screams bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained Fortunato.” When the author tells this, you can visualize how Fortunato was screaming for his life to let him go and being tortured. Montresor chains Fortunato against the walls and start burying him alive. Just because Montresor felt insulted he planned to murder his friend. As a result, he got what he wanted, revenge all due to a
In the courtroom, “Some of his employees told of his mood swings and how he would trick them into being handcuffed. Others told of how he constantly made passes at them while at work" (Clarkprosecutor). This revealed Gacy’s harsh temperament toward his workers. His inappropriate actions would eventually lead up to a more serious manner. Up next was Ringall, who “told the court the details of his rape.
His desire for revenge powers his persistence, which at times is on the edge of obsession. Breaking down every barrier in his way, Chillingworth is plotting an evil plan to take that person down from the inside, out. Persistence is defined as a continuous or repeated behavior. Chillingworth is persistent because he does not stop leeching off of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and he continuously finds ways to create pain and suffering for Dimmesdale to endure. Soon after Hester is taken down off the scaffold, Roger Chillingworth meets her in the jail cell.
When they arrive O’Brien claims to be part of a resistance group and initiates Winston into the group. Winston is then captured by the Thought Police and taken to the Ministry of Love. O’Brien then proceeds to torture Winston booth physically and mentally “ 'You are afraid, ' said O 'Brien, watching his face, 'that in another moment something is going to break. Your especial fear is that it will be your backbone. You have a vivid mental picture