Accepting roles in life
I believe people become easily accept the roles and labels that are given to them in life. An example of this would be this would be the Standford Prison Experiment. This was lead by Psychology professor Phillip Zimbardo where students had to adapt to their roles as prison guards and prisoners. Zimbardo lead this experiment to further the research of Milgrim which was why the Nazis accepted their roles throughout the Holocaust. This experiment was supposed to last for two weeks but ended earlier than expected due to emotional hardships that the prisoners faced. The guards quickly adapted to their roles and did not even know a side of them existed. They became in control and took on prison-like behavior. This shows that an ordinary person can easily accept the role that is given to them no matter the situation.
During the Holocaust, many people had to accept their roles because they were forced to be a victim or forced to be a Nazi. Society had many expectations during that time, pressuring Germans to join the Nazi party. Although becoming a Nazi at that time was easier many people questioned the Jews for accepting their role as victims. Some asked why didn't they rebel or fight back? Sam Halpern, a Jew at that time, answers the question that many could not have answered. He says, "if they could not resist imprisonment, how were we Jews – a civilian population, with little or no firearm experience and no weapons, a tribe of merchants, artisans, scholars, women and children, all weak from starvation and exhaustion – able to rebel against a well-equipped army? If you are under the gun, there is little you can do"(Halpern). This is saying that they had to leave they had no choice but to listen to the Nazis because they were put in that position by force. Halpern explains that sometimes you have just accept your role because when it comes to life and death we always choose life.
Going back to the Stanford Prison study people will most...