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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

  • Positive And Negative Effects Of Blind Obedience

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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

  • Blind Obedience in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    When Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, it struck a nerve with readers. “The story was incendiary; readers acted as if a bomb had blown up in their faces . . . Shirley struck a nerve in mid-twentieth-century America . . . She had told people a painful truth about themselves” (Oppenheimer 129). Interestingly, the story strikes that same nerve with readers today. When my English class recently viewed the video, those students who had not previously read

  • Blind Obedience In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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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

  • The Dilemmas Of Blind Obedience In A Few Good Men

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    which results in the death of a fellow marine. Once again, the topic of blind obedience is revived in this major motion picture. The authors Stanley Milgram, Herbert Kelman, Lee Hamilton, and Philip Zimbardo address their concerns with blind obedience in their articles. Milgram, a former psychologist at Yale University and author of “Perils of Obedience,” conducted a groundbreaking experiment that dealt with the levels of obedience people possessed when orders were established to inflict physical pain

  • Blind Obedience in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    The author of “The Lottery” wrote this story “to shock the story’s readers with a graphic demonstration of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives” (Jackson 211). This story reflects human behavior in society to show how although rules, laws or traditions do not make sense, people follow them. Throughout the story the three main symbols of how people blindly follow senseless traditions were the lottery itself, the color black, and the hesitation that people had towards the

  • Essays on Jackson's Lottery: Dangers of Blind Obedience Exposed

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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

  • Essay on Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Blind Obedience Exposed

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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

  • Training and Owning a Dog

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    in life and at work and heal wounds by licking the wound. People should go out and get an education from a technical college to train dogs. “There is an education out there for dog training careers.... ... middle of paper ... ...013. . "Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program." Animal Behavior College. Accredited Business, n.d. Web. 28 Oct 2013. . Nestlé, Société des Produits. "Top Ten Dog Training Tips."Pet Finder. N.p.. Web. 29 Oct 2013. . Steigmeyer, Rick. Raising puppies for a mission

  • The Milgram Experiment: The Power Of Authority And Obedience

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    The Power of Authority The relation between authority and obedience has been a topic of questioning for a number of years. Psychological studies such as the Milgram Experiment and Stanford Prison experiment have found a strong connection between authority and obedience, indicating an individual’s likelihood to obey heightens when their sense of morality and rationality is confronted by a figure of authority. The controversial Milgram experiment demonstrated how an individual can easily be influenced