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Unformatted text preview: watchtower, the prisoners cannot see into the tower therefore never knowing when or not guards are in there. The design of the Panopticon allows all prisoners to be watched from the watchtower. It acts as a great “architectural and optical system” (Foucault, 206). This acts a great power gain for the Panopticon and a great power loss for its residents. In order to rearrange the same quote three completely different ways, I really had to think about what point Foucault is trying to drive home so I could then attempt to emphasize that point. I went to a thesaurus to try to find words that I could use to emphasize the idea of the power that the Panopticon possesses both architecturally and optically. I ensured that every time I wrote the paraphrase, I brought the idea of it giving power to the guards over the prisoners....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.
- Spring '08