Thursday, April 28, 2016
Prison Experiment Responce
When you put good people in an evil or uncivilized place, people make up their own rules based on what they think and the situation often turns uncivilized, or savage. For example, in The Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by professor Philip Zimbardo. Good college kids were split into guards with uniforms and shades and prisoners with gowns and new names that were a string of numbers. The guards were told not to hurt any of the prisoners, but as the time went by this rule from society was neglected and the guards chastised the prisoners. Another example of evil taking over our senses is in the book by William Golding called Lord of the Flies. In the novel, one boy named Jake rises in antagonism, painted his face "'for hunting. Like in the war... Like things trying to look like something else (63 Golding)" and eventually became chief of a savage tribe. Everyone on the island except a few young boys became savage, or overcome by evil. Because of these two different examples, I believe one thing stays in common; good people become bad and/or savage in an uncivilized world.