Disobedience Affects Humanity

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How Disobedience Affects Humanity
Disobedience has played a major part in human history, starting with Adam and Eve. At the beginning of human history, Adam and Eve displayed disobedience toward God which ultimately changed the perfection of the world. People continue to disobey orders, however, disobeying an order can be beneficial in some circumstances. The movie Hacksaw Ridge is about Desmond Doss and his disobedience toward his commander, however, the result of his defiance created a distinguished hero. The same issue is present in The Stanford Prison Experiment by Philip Zimbardo, and Disobedience as a Psychological and Mental Problem by Erich Fromm. Both articles illustrate the importance of disobedience. Disobedience is a necessity in
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In the article The Stanford Prison Experiment by Philip Zimbardo, who was a professor of psychology at Stanford University, it exhibits disobedience within two prisoners. During the experiment, one of the prisoners disliked the way the experiment was being run by Zimbardo. The prisoners were being physically and mentally abused by the guards. In result, the prisoners acted out in resentment toward the guards, beginning a rebellion. Since the prisoners rebelled against the guards, the guards fought back, imposing obedience and manner within the prison. In Disobedience as a Psychological and Mental Problem, Fromm claims "If a man can only obey and not disobey, he is a slave; if he can only disobey and not obey, he is a rebel; he acts out of anger, disappointment, resentment, yet not in the name of a conviction or a principle." (260) This quote describes the prisoner's and their motives, and how it affected the way they acted in the prison. It also relates to Doss and how he broke out of that stereotype. Doss, did disobey but not out of anger or resentment. He decided to follow his values, disobeying orders, while still obeying orders. Doss was able to fight the stereotypically soldier model, and reach for what he wanted to do, and not what someone else wanted him to do. However, the prisoners were in a slightly different position. If the prisoners were to allow the guards to treat them poorly, they would be slaves; and when they rebelled they were punished. Either way, the prisoners could not win the situation, until prisoner 8612 disobeyed the underlying "rules" of the experiment. Prisoner 8612, faked a mental breakdown, in order to be released, and once he was released, he threated to gather some of his friends and expose the torment of the prison to the city officials. Prisoner 8612, had the courage to say “no” and quit the experiment. If a person decides to quit something because they are not being

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