Thursday, April 28, 2016
In both the Stanford Prison Experiment and the Lord of the Flies, civilized people are put into uncivilized situations and the outcome was not the best. People in both examples were taking advantage of power and acting inhumane. In the prison experiment, the guards went overboard and ended up hurting the prisoners. This experiment needed to be stopped when it did, if not sooner. The college kids in the test were not experienced guards or actual criminals, but when put in the situation the guards took it too far and ended up traumatizing the inmates as well as physically and mentally damaging them. In the book, The Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys, oldest being only 12, were stranded on an island with no adults for a long time. The boys decided leadership, like the guards of the prison. The chief, Ralph and the wannabe chief, Jack, get into rivals and in the end they lose, or kill 2 boys. These young British boys were most likely properly mannered, but when put in the situation, evil triumphs humanity, when they viciously kill mother pigs, and murder one of their own. When put in bad or uncivilized situations, peoples evil takes over.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Figurative Language Assignment
1) " The maze of darkness sorted into near and far, and at the high point of the sky the cloudlets were warmed with color." (Golding 99)
2) a. Golding is comparing the woods to a dark maze. He is trying to show that at night when walking through the woods, it can be compared and be simalar to as if you were walking through a dark maze. This could be showing or foreshadowing that there might be some trouble with the woods acting like a maze, or that the boys get themselves into a problem that is like being in a maze.
b. The boys are scared at this point because they saw "the beast". Golding describing the scenery, shows how the forest is at night, as well as comparing it to a maze, This might be impling that they are so scared that they are getting lost and paranoid.
3) I choose this picture because when I read the quote from Golding, I imagined a warmish orangeish setting or "cast" over dark shadows of the trees. Although the quote mentioned a maze, I thought this picture still represented the forest and darkness aspect of it, while still leaving some "mystery" from the darkness of the trees on the edge which could possible show the maze part.