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    Obedience is a form of social influence where an individual acts in response to a direct order from another individual, who is usually an authority figure such as a policeman. There are several explanations as to why people tend to obey others, for example; The Agentic State. This is when an individual goes through an ‘agentic shift’, where they shift from autonomy to ‘agency’. This means they are now said to be an ‘agent’ who is following the orders of another individual, thus making them feel as

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    Bertrand Russell, a famous philosopher, once said “as soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely on authority, there is no end for our troubles”. This quote reveals how authority can completely make our lives more difficult and unsuitable to live in. This symbolizes that authority may overpowers us, and how we are naturally prone to follow power people. Once we follow an authority figure we tend to lose hope in our dreams. Losing contact in our dreams pushes us to focus on reality. In the

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    What makes authority legitimate or illegitimate? When putting your life and trust into someone else or a government and submitting to their authority, you better make sure they are legitimate. I believe that authority is legitimate when it is knowledgeable, has the ability to coerce people in unity, and to be morally just when doing so. The Secret Sharer, Antigone, and Gattica all have examples of a legitimate or illegitimate authority. The first aspect of a legitimate authority figure is that

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    “Who should govern?” (Skogstad 955) Grace Skogstad proves in her article, “Who Governs? Who Should Govern?: Political Authority and Legitimacy in Canada in the Twenty-First Century”, the response to these questions is quite complex. There are four types of authority; state-centred political, expert, private (market-based), and popular. The article explores these types of authority, their purpose and degree of effectiveness, as well as the conflicts that arise between each of them in decisions regarding

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    Everyone Agree? Perfect. "Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak" (Charles de Gaulle). This idea is reflected in Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, where it is shown how authority becomes more powerful by abusing the silence of the people. This silence is literally and figuratively represented through Chief Bromden, a longtime patient of a psychiatric ward during the 1960s in the United States. Bromden, along with all the other patients

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    Machiavelli and Luther: An Examination of Authority in the 16th Century Written in 1513 Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince aims to serve an educational purpose, enlightening those in power on ways to secure authority and hold onto it. Separating ethics from the acquisition of power, Machiavelli essentially lays forth a guide to achieving and maintaining ruler status with emphasis on sustaining an adequate military force and establishing a rapport with the populace. In 1520 Saxony, Martin

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    demonstrate how to persist life challenges. Despite experiencing different forms of hardships that enable them to survive through their pain, Murray and Keiski transmit life lessons about individual growth. They emphasize survival through society, authority figures, and themselves. Murray’s response to societal expectations shows his self-determination as he challenged fully living up to what he was forecasted to do as an athlete. He argues,

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    right, we can describe the relationship as one of authority (Lukes, 1974). Assumptions and beliefs that are embedded in the culture teach us learned responses to various problems of survival in any given society (Schein, 1992). In this regard, in 2006, Cuff and Francis discuss Karl Marx’s concept of alienation in which he suggests that those who are in power design cultures in a way that will only benefit them, leaving the others in a state

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    shows Matt taking his power that El Patron gave to him, and choosing to abuse this authority. In this situation, Matt is corrupted by El Patron’s authority to overstep his boundaries and harm his relationship with Maria. This establishes a theme of power corrupts because the prescience of power in Matt’s life causes him to do many bad things, even though he is arguably a good person. In Matt’s case, his authority is not his, but is El Patron’s. Therefore, even this second hand influence leads

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    William Golding's “Lord of the Flies,” tells the story of a group of English boys forsook on a tropical island. Golding's novel demonstrates the battle between good v.s evil, civilization v.s savagery and law v.s anarchy within human society. As time continues to pass the boys descend further and further down the path of savagery, ignoring societal norms and expectations. Throughout the book, the author places numerous symbols that reinforce aspects of civilization. Three of which being the conch’s

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    Pursuit of Freedom Freedom is a river that maintains and nourishes the people along its borders to develop individuality and power. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, the author describes the sterile environment run by the sadistic Nurse Ratched through the eyes of one of the patient's: Chief Bromden. Under Nurse Ratched’s oppressive power, the patients live with restricted freedom until Randle McMurphy arrives at the ward. The novel suggests, through the use of symbolism and metaphors

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    When you hear someone talking about the lottery, a positive image of a winner normally comes to mind. When you participate in the lottery, the worst thing you can lose is just some hard-earned cash. If only this was the case in Shirley Jackson’s story, “The Lottery.” In Jackson’s story, the lottery is not a prize that people want to win. The lottery in Jackson’s story is an annual tradition in which a name is randomly chosen and the winner is “awarded” with a death by stoning. Jackson uses the theme

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    On the other hand, Vivie challenges her freedom by challenging the traditional female role. Vive, as an educated woman, seeks for independence towards her freedom in opposition to the relationship Frank seeks out. By challenging Vive states her position as an independent woman when she explains, “I must be treated as a woman of business, permanently single and permanently unromantic” (Shaw 1822). Vivie seeks for her freedom when she prefers to take care of herself before committing to a relationship

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    have a stake, they are still doing harm. The doctor could keep the secret between him and the patient and that lets the innocent person stay in jail and the patient and doctor are now both living with the guilt of knowing. Or, the doctor could tell authority and get the innocent person out of trouble and let the patient be convicted for the crime they really committed. Whichever approach of ethics the doctor chooses to take will do harm to someone and wont follow the Hippocratic

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    Animal Farm: Authority, Power, Propaganda “It is not wisdom but authority that makes a low.” Thomas Hobbes’ quote reveals that the world is all about authority and how powerful people are. In other words, to be able to rule, wisdom is not essential. However, authority is crucial. This quote relates to George Orwell’s Animal Farm as it represents the theme of power by the pigs that use propaganda, intimidation and false informations to take over the farm and to control the animals. Napoleon in the

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    Shame and the Power Hierarchies in Cisneros Author of I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame, Brene Brown, wrote in her book, “We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can't use shame to change ourselves or others” (Shame). Shame is an effect of the situations each person has to face and can feel negatively about. Each person feels shame differently as some people ignore this shame; others feel the weight of the shame on them. In Cisneros’s “Eleven”

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    Thelma and Louise, released in 1991, was a female buddy motion picture which marked the evolution from a traditionally male genre to the appearance of female road movies, presenting women as the only protagonists. Casting Susan Sarandon as Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma, the movie not only became a commercial success, it also sparked criticism on its stereotypical portrayal of women and men and discussion on feminism embedded in the film. While some has been long stated that Thelma and Louise is

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    characters of these two books and other real life cases show that how the notion of having absolute power ends up with catastrophe and destruction. Macbeth and Doctor Faustus illustrated different types of power: The first one is related to the political authority and the other one is connect to knowledge. The paper also highlights how these tragic downfalls stem from human weaknesses. We also examined how a common person could turn out to be a villain or how he

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    effects of no individualism through totalitarianism, love/sexuality, loyalty, and identity shown among individuals and society. Firstly, 1984 portrays a society that is run by totalitarian authority. Totalitarianism in a manner permits no individual freedom and seeks to lower all aspects of individual life to authority. One

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    Every act or omission by a healthcare professional can have dire results on his patient. Medical negligence is mainly the application of the general law of negligence on to the medical profession. The elements of negligence are the duty of care, breach of that duty of care, causation and actual damage to that person or property1. The same principles applies in medical negligence, however specific to this area, more attention is paid in the areas of causation and the level of standard of care that

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