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    Blind Obedience

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    Blind Obedience While sitting in church on Sunday going through the same motions of every Sunday, my son leans over to ask, “Why do we have to stand up for this prayer?” My response “because we are supposed to”. Reading “The Children’s Story” by James Clavell, made me think a little more about this question that I had no answer for. A person needs to be able to explain why he does what he does. Children are innocent and unknowing; they are like a blank piece of paper waiting to be filled up with

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    Dangers of Blind Obedience Exposed in The Lottery Most of us obey every day without a thought. People follow company dress code, state and federal laws and the assumed rules of courtesy. Those who do disobey are usually frowned upon or possibly even reprimanded. But has it even occurred to you that in some cases, disobedience may be the better course to choose? In her speech "Group Minds," Doris Lessing discusses these dangers of obedience, which are demonstrated in Shirley Jackson's short story

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    Blind Obedience Exposed in The Lottery The annual ritualistic stoning of a villager in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" parallels tradition in American culture.  This paper will inform the reader of the effect tradition has on characters in the short story "The Lottery" and how traditions still strongly influence people's lives in america. Christian weddings hold many traditions and superstitions that seemingly defy logic.  Although most couples no longer have arranged marriages or dowries

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    to generation"(Tan). Chinese mothers were "taught to desire nothing, to swallow other people's misery, to eat my own bitterness". Yet, the daughters do not have this blind obedience to their mothers. After the piano talent show fiasco, a quarrel broke out between June and Suyuan. June did not have this blind obedience like a Chinese daughter, " I didn't have to do what my mother said anymore. I wasn't her slave. This wasn't China" and refused to be the best, perfect, as what her mother wants

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    Nemesis in Hamlet

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    Hamlet, even though Hamlet was poisoned first. Many of the characters in Hamlet blindly sealed their fates by so willingly following others around them. A good example of this is Ophelia. I believe Ophelia's death was deserved, because of her blind obedience to her father. She wasn't able to see through Hamlet's antic disposition. If Ophelia wasn't so feeble minded sh... ... middle of paper ... ...eople in that moment would have thought that something was wrong with the drink. Especially in

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    Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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    Animal Farm by George Orwell, the pig Napoleon uses specific tactics to gain power and control over the animal farm. Some of these techniques include controlling information through education, scapegoating, use of fear, swaying public opinion and blind obedience. Throughout the novel, the most prominent way that Napoleon gained power was through controlling the education that the animals received. In the beginning of the novel, Snowball believes in educating all of the animals on Animal Farm, young and

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    Essay On Blind Obedience

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    Obedience to authority is the basis for modern society. Without obedience to laws, parents and other authority figures, modern society would be unable to function. No human social organization can function without some degree of obedience to authority, as the alternative would be anarchy leading to total chaos. However, there are of course different levels of obedience ranging from a group of people following their leader, such as on a sports team, to extreme religious cults. Almost everyone will

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    The issue of morality, concerning absolute obedience within the military, has been debated inside courtrooms and all areas of society for decades. Is it possible for there to be positive and negative acts of blind obedience? In his article “The Perils of Obedience,” Stanley Milgram administers an experiment in order to understand the negative side of blind obedience (Milgram 77-89). His findings prove that people display a higher probability of hurting others when ordered to act out. Likewise

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    Obedience and Submissiveness in Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett's pessimistic attitude about the existence of man lead him to write one of the best contemporary plays known to the twentieth century. Even with its bland unchanging set, clown-like characters, and seemingly meaningless theme, Waiting for Godot, arouses the awareness of human tragedy through the characters' tragic flaws. Charles Lyons feels, a character's attitude of the space in which he lives, shows a range of detail

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    are known for their obedience and unbroken loyalty. They would do anything to please their masters; even put their selves in dangerous positions just to satisfy their authoritative masters. The question at hand is, would a human act just as obedient, no matter the circumstances? Some may deny that humans would be as accommodating as man’s best friend, but just a glimpse at past history could reveal otherwise. The Holocaust is a prime example of this notion of blind obedience. Nazi soldiers revealed

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