you know for a while I have been thinking that the best way to break someone via torture is to push them to their breaking point after long sessions over a large scale and then convince them they are free and safe.
Once the fully settle into a net of relaxation and comfort again still quite raw from their wounds take them and push them again. this time they’ll probably crack relatively quick if not immediately
I thought about having a character say this or have a character go through this in some of my writing at some point but you see this has already been done.
So I owe a debt of gratitude to those responsible for conducting a ‘little’ international experiment for me that perfectly illustrates this concept
@the100writers thank you for sating my curiosity, I wish this is a question I had never asked.