The Good and The Bad
The movie "Few Good Men" by Aaron Sorkin follows an American court triai in 1992,
and the article "
by “ anaiyzes a psychologicai study on obedience and authoritative pressure.
These two may not seem to be reiated, but they share more quaiities than one might expect By
appiying one to the other, similarities and underlying ideas become dear and easy to ﬁnd. The
movie focuses on a miiitary power abuse, specificaliy the use of iesser ranking people for
improper reasons. The piot cf the film then foilows the triai and struggles ofthose involved,
whiie aiso highiighting how blind obedience to authority. as in the case of (names of2 men). can
cause harsh and real consequences. it also focuses on the
triai dudes and their experience
with the ridgid court system and pressure from higher authorities and peoples within the iriai
Similariy. the article analyzes the effects of pressure from authority, and Just how far people Wili
go to obey strict instructions
Both the film and anaiyticai text shed iighl on important,
underlying ideas, but by using them in reference to each other these ideas become truiy
It xs during the courtroom scenes that these simiiarities are most obvious. Focusing on
how blind obedience to authority can have devastating effects, the ﬁim expioresjust how far that
power can reach and how the type of compiiance found m the Milgram experiment can easiiy
happen in real life outside of experiments cr controlied situations. Using what the milgram
experiment uncovered. it becomes easier to understand how 2 bros would not be able to
disobey, especiaiiy with how treated. Use court room example oflhem saying how the big guy
would have hurt them if they didnt follow the order.
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