Thursday, April 28, 2016
When you put good people into an uncivilized environment, they become different and and act inhumane. When people are put in a place where they have unconditional power. In the Stanford Prison Experiment, the guards and prisoners were both college students, there was definitely some unfair power used by the guards because of the similar age group. This type of behavior is also expressed in The Lord of The Flies, where evil triumphs humanity. When Jack's group tortures SamnEric it proves the fact that when good people are put in and uncivilized environment, they take advantage.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Mobs can be good and bad but it depends on the crowd. Bad mobs can be harming and could hurt people and groups just because of dumb anger. Mobs can be good too, and an example of that could be flash mobs, and mobs doing something really cool for good. Mob mentality relates to Lord of The Flies in the way that when Jack kills the pig he stakes the pigs head on a spear in the ground which shows a form of savagery and a bad mob mentality. Another example is they torture Robert but insist that they were "poking" him and that it was just a game while really they were hurting him. There really is no source of positive mob mentality with the boys on the island while the only thing they do is savage like.