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Obedience 1 and 2

Obedience 1 and 2 - Cool Hand Luke Assignment Due Thursday...

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Cool Hand Luke Assignment Due Thursday, March 5 Write an essay about the role of any of the following in Cool Hand Luke Conformity, nonconformity, obedience, disobedience Make some claim (or thesis) Support it with evidence from film Use class materials (lecture slides, Cialdini, Milgram reading) for info on conformity and obedience
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Cool Hand Luke Assignment Possible theses Simple: “CLH is a film centrally about disobeying authority” “While the lead character in the film CLH frequently disobeys authority, he is just as motivated by a desire to be a nonconformist among his fellow prisoners.” More complex: “Though the lead character in CLH strives to be nonconformist and disobedient, he never ultimately achieves his goals. In many subtle ways, he is still very much a conformist and obedient to authority.” “CLH demonstrates how nonconformity and disobedience, though socially unacceptable, are essential to individual happiness and fulfillment” “The film CLH exposes an interesting contradiction of social life: how there are social benefits to conformity and obedience, but also social benefits to nonconformity and disobedience.”
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Cool Hand Luke Assignment, Essay format Length: 4-5 pages Paper will be graded, and will count more than the prior essays 5 paragraph essay style (though not necessarily exactly 5 paragraphs) Intro paragraph with clear thesis statement Supporting evidence, explained in middle paragraphs Concluding paragraph No bogus margins or spacing! Evaluation Criteria Proper structure Central claims with good supporting evidence from film
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Obedience
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Obedience Obedience: Compliance with the directives or orders of an authority figure Soldiers taking orders Employees doing what the boss tells them to Students doing assignments Stanley Milgram’s experiment is big example Note: Milgram didn’t use random assignment to conditions, technically not an experiment But nonetheless did study different conditions
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Background An ancient concern from the Old Testament to now Abraham and Isaac God commanded Abraham to bind and kill Isaac God intervened at the last minute Abraham earned his esteem in God’s eyes through his faith, worship, and obedience
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Background Obedience has some obvious virtue Allows for social order, and avoidance of the state of nature Which is…”solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” Helps in the division of labor, maintenance of large organizations, bureaucracies For some in antiquity, “obedience” was the most basic social requirement “Both in war and in the law, you must do whatever your city and your country
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