Monday, May 2, 2016

Good vs. Evil Situation

Are you a good person? If you are, what would you do if you were put in an evil or uncivilized situation. How would you react? How do you think others would react? In 1971, an experiment was conducted on 24 college students. The purpose of this experiment was to see the physiological effects of being admitted to prison on prison-mates and prison-guards. The end result was anything but everyone thought it would be. The trial was initially set to be two weeks long; however it was cut short to six days due to shocking circumstances.  The guards took this experiment way to far and to the point where they physically harmed the prisoners; even though they were told not too. This is similar to the novel "The Lord of The Flies" written by William Golding. When the group of young English boys were put on an island with no adults or rules, they turned savages. They physically hurt other boys. For example when Ralph and his clan went to retrieve Piggy's glasses from Jack, they begin to fight. As Piggy tried to stop the brawling, Roger pushed a boulder down the mountain and it hit Piggy, knocking him to his death. I don't think Roger would have ever had this idea normally, however I assume he got caught up in all the excitement and the adrenaline kicked in.

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