Examples Of Situational Power In The Experiment

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There are many example of situational power throughout the film ‘The Experiment.’ What situational power is to me is a person or group of people who might be very low on the food chain, but could have absolute power in certain situations. Ultimately, overriding those who are much in the hierarchy. The first example of that in the film is that of the prisoners. In the beginning the guards just made the prisoners do pushups when they didn’t behave or follow instruction. As the film goes on the punishments become harsher, as the guards become drunk with power and fear they won’t get paid if they don’t make the prisoners act accordingly. As a result the prisoners rebel, over powering the guards with their numbers. Adrien Brody’s character (Travis)

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