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 McBean  1 Cassie McBean 13 February, 2008 English 102 Obedience to Authority 1 Many people today have problems with obedience to authority. We have seen it in  many different studies done by psychologists and even in wars such as the Second  World War. These findings are not good and we, the people who read about the  experiments need to react towards the wrong doings and do something different when it  comes to these situations. The question now is how do people obey or even disobey the  authority they are put under? Several experiments have been done to prove how people  react to authority that is trying to get them to do harmful and cruel things to other  people. 2 One of the experiments that were conducted to prove how far people would go to  obey authority was by Stanley Milgram. In his experiment, he asked many different  people, of different ethnic backgrounds, different sexes, and people from different cities.  In   this   experiment,   Milgram   set  up   two   different   rooms,   one   with   a   person   being  “shocked” and the other was the person that was “shocking” the other subject with an 
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 McBean  2 authority figure sitting with them (Milgram 360). The people that were being shocked  were actors and were saying how these shocks were hurting them. Many of them said  that they had heart problems and some went silent after a certain number, as if they had  gone into a coma or a serious state of being. The people who were shocking the actors  wanted to stop but the authority figures who were with them kept telling them to go  because it was part of the experiment. Many of those who questioned about the actors  health kept going because the authority figures told them to keep going (361).
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