Monday, April 20, 2015

Giulia Di Bella - Line Illuminator

Giulia Di Bella
Week #2
Pages 33-68

One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Line #1
"Halt!" shouted a sentry. Like a flock of sheep. "Form fives." p.35 
"Sheep and Pastor." Flocks of Sheep and Pastor. Raykliu Files, 8 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.

          In this quote from the book, on thing is definitely evidable to notice, and that is, how they treated the prisoners. The way I see it, they treat the prisoners literally, exactly like flocks of sheep. Indifferent, "dumb", and just living to follow orders. The escorts wouldn't care if the prisoners were cold, hot, tired, or even sick, if they continued to follow their orders, then anything would be fine. If not, they would go to the extremes just to got the flock back on track. I believe it was definitely rude how guards would treat prisoners only because of the orders they were provided with. Referring to the "Milgram Experiment" (video linked for better understanding), I would surely not be able to do anything against my will just because I was "given orders". Now I know they the teachers were completely unaware of the real situation (fake experiment), but still, this is basic human laws: Don't do something to someone else if you wouldn't like it if someone did it to you. Simple. And I don't personally understand it how anyone, the majority of us, would be capable of doing this. (Link for better understanding of what the Milgrim Expiriment is.