The Punishment And Disobedience Of A Person 's Mind Essay

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When an individual is threatened by a group of people to make a choice, an individual is likely to make a decision on what the group wants instead of what he/she thinks is right. Having the courage to say no, when there is a group of people barking at you to agree with their opinions is difficult especially when those people are above your rank, and you were given an order. In Stanley Milgram’s research, participants struggled between their values and authorities’ order. Should people choose what they want or should other people choose for them? Philip Zimbardo’s non-fiction “The Stanford Prison Experiment” discussed the experiment done about the obedience and disobedience of a person 's mind. He discussed how much of a decision is our own choice and how much is situational where there maybe a group of people giving you pressure to make a decision. Solomon Asch, a social psychologist at Rutgers University, also conducted an experiment about how an individual can be overthrown very easily by social pressure. In A Few Good Men, Col. Jessup gave an order to two U.S Marines, Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downey to perform a “code red” on their fellow marine Willy Santiago.
Attitudes can affect actions that we are taking. In A Few Good Men, when Lt. Daniel Kaffee asked Col. Nathan R. Jessep for Santiago’s transferred order, he replied “You have to ask me nicely... I can deal with the bullets and the bombs and the blood. I can deal with the heat and the stress…

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