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  • Analysis Of Milgram's Study On Obedience

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    Compliance is “a form of social influence involving direct requests from one person to another”, whilst Obedience is “a form of social influence in which one person simply orders one or more others to perform some actions” (Baron, R.A. & Branscombe, N.R., 2014, p. 255). These two terms are methods of social influence, particularly prominent in Milgram’s study on obedience. Milgram’s study is a psychological experiment focusing on whether or not people would obey authority figures, even when the instructions

  • Terry Tempest Williams and Mormonism

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    something which is not accepted and against certain beliefs of today’s church. She was born and raised in a home of devout Mormons who follow the traditional beliefs of their faith. She acknowledges that the Mormon Church places great importance on obedience. In college she began to question her faith and today would not consider herself an “orthodox Mormon,” although Mormonism still has an impact in her life and work. In her writing, Williams continually contradicts the values of the Mormons. In

  • Merchant Of Venice Relationship Analysis

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    The relationship between parents and children affects their behavior later on in life. Portia and her father have the closest relationship seen through Portia’s constant obedience to her father’s will. The second best relationship is Lancelot’s and Gobbo’s since although Lancelet purposely confounds his father, he makes amends later on. The worst relationship is between Shylock and his daughter, who both abhor each other. In all these relationships, however, there are similarities in the relationships

  • The Knight Of Faith In Antigone, By Jean Anouilh

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    and religious duty to god. Within this existentialism, two important categories of people emerge, the knight of faith and the tragic hero. The knight of faith will relinquish his ethical duty for his religious duty, a course of action that demands blind faith. The tragic hero will surrender his personal duty for his ethical duty, an undertaking that we can all truly understand. Antigone, by Jean Anouilh, is a tragedy in which each of the main characters, Antigone and Creon, take actions similar to

  • Pseudo Transformational Leadership Essay

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    In the military, often members follow the leader with blind faith because protocol dictates that they should. The effects of a pseudo-transformational leader could result in: fear of the leader, obedience to the leader, dependence on the leader, perception of job insecurity and analytical strategy (Barling, Christie & Turner, 2008). This should never be the way a military organization

  • Animal Farm

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    George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory about the state of the Soviet Union leading up to and during World War II. George Orwell’s novel is a scathing critique of the dystopian distortion of the socialist ideal. This book was written during Stalin’s rise to power and the growing influence of communism on the world. The leaders of the Soviet Union (Stalin, Trotsky) are depicted as animals on a farm in Britain. George Orwell’s classic novel is a study into the corruption of socialist ideals and

  • Henry V by William Shakespeare

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    Henry V, however, did not promote virtue during his reign, and was, in fact, very prideful and self-centered, as shown by his message to the French prince, in which he boasted that he would “shine so brightly that even the Dauphin will be struck blind.”1 At the Siege of Harfleur, Henry V struck fear into the hearts of the French people by threatening violence if they did not surrender immediately.2 Henry V could have walked away from the battle and prevented the ensuing crimes, but because he valued

  • Sexual Desire In A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

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    Blanche does not conform to a typical woman who exposes her sexuality and obedience to her husband but, is known to have a history of many sexual partners. However, Stella Kowalski obeyed Stanley after numerous tries in closing down poker night. Stella explains to Stanley and the other men at the table, “All of you-please go home! If any of you have one spark of decency in you-” (Williams 62), and Stanley’s automatic response was to charge after Stella (Williams 63). Stanley has an animalistic and

  • The Struggle for Power and Control Between Bartleby and The Lawyer

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    The Struggle for Power and Control between Bartleby and the Lawyer In Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street “Imprimis: I am a man who, from his youth upwards, has been filled with a profound conviction that the easiest way of life is best”- Melville Melville intends something less black and white with more gray shading. Melville uses dramatic irony and grim humor in “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street. This is to show the reader how the Lawyer assumes he is a

  • Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis

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    Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis During World War II, an entire race of people was decimated as a result of blind adherence to one charismatic ruler; the holocaust has become emblematic of the senseless horror of war and the loss of innocent lives. Perhaps influenced by World War II, the Korean War, and the questioning of complete adherence to authority, whose seeds were just breaking through the glorious façade of the 1950's suburban idyll, Dannie Abse wrote "The Victim of Aulis"