Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Stanford Prison Experiment and LOTF

When people are placed in a hostile environment what happens to them. After reading LOTF and watching the Stanford Prison Experiment it turns out that people become unlike themselves. Doing things that are way out of character and even show hostility towards their peers. In LOTF the boys go on to brutally kill Simon because of the islands effect on their minds. They become less like individuals and more like savages. The same goes for the Stanford Prison Experiment. The experiment was supposed to be peaceful but instead it quickly got out of hand, escalating to hostile behavior to each other. The experiment went so far south that instead of the two weeks the experiment was supposed to take, the experiment was cut short to only six days. Situations like these never bring out the good, but instead bring out the beast in all of them.

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