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Power is a quality a tool and a weapon utilized for a variety of reasons It is in the form of a quality in which it gives the possessor a sense of control In the form of a weapon power is possessed in order to produce a negative environment of hurt and punishment But in the form of a tool power may be used in order to gain something more something positive Thus power creates a sense of superiority which may result in consequences on both side of the spectrum the good or the badAs one of the many uses of power it is prominent and obvious that it is used with the aim of hurting or punishing an individual or a group of beings With this particular intention power has been evident to cause devastation in many One evident example of such abuse of power is seen in Joy Kogawas Obasan Upon the horrific Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour a temporary stamp was engraved on the faces of Japanese Canadians as a threat to the country Based on a very prejudice basis Japanese Canadians mostly in Western Canada were sent to work camps in which they were deprived of many rights From this event in the novel it is clear that injustice was served to the unworthy The misuse of political power and make unjust decisions was evident in Kogawas Obasan Another such example of the abuse of power is seen in Mistrys A Fine Balance In the novel the power of the police force and the power of military were used in order to deprive many poor from their homes and ignorantly dump them into fruitless work camps Just the same use of political power is also dominant in the governments of North America and has been spotted to affect masses For example the decision of the US government to introduce a bill SOPA has been obviously seen to cause much discomfort in
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