My group chose the movie, The Hunger Games, because we felt like it represented clear differences between today’s society and the society in the movie. This movie offers different mindsets and ideas compared to today’s modern society. For instance, the concepts of socialization, politics, and government are different in the movies society. In addition, the United States also does not select two members to compete to the death, nor split up groups according to power and wealth. Our government also does not allow the deviance like the movie does. The social changes are a huge factor as well in the movie. These are just a few concepts of sociology that will be discussed by the group that touch upon major cultural differences. The first difference I saw in the Hunger Games was that people from different districts are not supposed to talk to each other, let alone go to another district. It was against the law to go to another district. Katniss did not like to talk to others anyway, just being by herself in the woods made her more comfortable. She did not like the socialization factor mostly because she thought she was not as good or as classy as the others. Her personality traits suffered as well, from not being more outgoing as a child. She thought as long as she kept to herself, she would be okay. Without these social connections, Katniss would have lost the key functions in our society today. Katniss lost her social interaction with many of citizens by just staying at her own distance, not leaving her bubble of safety. Katniss really did not have a problem with personal space, but she did not like being around others. She preferred the wilderness where she could do what she wanted to do, without having to deal with others. In that ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts feel worse about their selves because they are not as rich or powerful as the other districts. Our government today would not do this to us because they want everyone to feel like they are on the same level as others, and not over powered. The Hunger Games and our society today are similar and yet different in many ways as it’s stated. Katniss and Peeta would be considered normal by today’s terms and behaviors. In the movie, they seem very different than our society acts today just because they have to participate in a killing event at the young age of 16. That’s normally a freshman in high school. Most freshmen are not ready for that gore or violence yet, and would not do well if they were installed in the movie. Overall, the movie really entertained me but I do not think our society and their society are alike in many ways.
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It’s inevitable that there were countless similarities between The Hunger Games book and the movie, as the movie was based off the book. However, there were plenty of major differences that stood out in the movie in comparison to the book. In particular Peeta’s leg situation, the way characters died and lastly, how Katniss received various gifts. These changes were made in the movie, each with a specific purpose.
Dystopia is a term that defines a corrupt government that projects a false image. Thus, in a dystopian society, making belief and comfort that the society is proper to its followers. One good example of dystopian society is the Hunger Games. The terms that describe that dystopia towards the Hunger games are a “hierarchical society, fear of the outside world, penal system and a back story” (“Dystopia”).
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself” (C.JoyBell). In the ruins of North America emerged a new country Panem, with a castle-like Capitol surrounded by twelve other districts. The Capitol is selfish and cruel, ruled by ruthless leaders, who punish the districts each year to keep them in line. They force each district to compensate one boy and one girl for their merciless games. Teenager Katniss Everdeen from District 12, lives with only her mother and her little sister, Prim. When Prim
She stands up, tired and stiff from the struggle, but she knows in her heart that it is all over. She looks up into the eyes of the man who was with her through it all and sees something this time. Could it be true? Is it possible that she has fallen for the man who was once her adversary? The Hunger Games, starring Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence, is a great example of overcoming gender stereotypes. The scene is set in a post-apocalyptic, authoritarian, dystopia named Panem, where each major industry has been divided into 12 isolated districts. The regime is ruled by President Snow, who controls the masses with fear, propaganda, and the annual Hunger Games. Every year on the day of the Reaping, each district chooses one male and one female from age 12 to 18 to fight to the death in an arena of violence. This is done to ensure that the districts will stay loyal and that the populace will never rise against The Capitol. The Hunger Games is unique in that it both challenges and affirms Deborah Tannen’s values of “intimacy and independence” by showing that women are capable of possessing qualities that are usually associated with men, and by depicting a woman who possesses an underlying need for intimacy that is overshadowed by her independent spirit.
Although the film follows along with the novel very closely there are some apparent differences. For instance, the book is told in first person from Katniss Everdeen’s, the protagonist, point of view. Therefore readers observe this world from Katniss’s mind in the book, whereas in the film she never speaks in first person. This leaves us seeing less outside events in the book and revolves the story around her interpretations solely. In the movie however we see the world of Panem in an overall perspective. Viewers vividly get to witness situations in full effect whereas in the novel Katniss may merely say certain events in a couple of sentences or does not mention them at all. For example, in the film there is a huge riot in District 11 after the death of a young girl named, Rue. This incident in the book cannot be portrayed through Katniss’s perspective because she is not aware of it at the time due to the fact she is in the Hunger Games. The district does send her a parachute, a gift from a sponsor, and she wonders how these people have sent it when they can barely afford to feed themselves (Collins 239). This would be one of the very few downfalls when it comes to the book versus the...
...e within her are for the most part very obvious, especially the changes concerning her level of political involvement. By the end of the book, she is no longer passive toward the horrors of the Capitol. Instead, she takes steps to defy them, to show the Capitol that they don`t own her. We also see a huge difference in the way she approaches things. Her original impulsive tendencies are not as prominent toward the end of the story and her ability to make rational decisions has greatly improved. The Hunger Games are responsible for the majority of this change but her friends also play a crucial role in shaping her into the strong defiant character that she is in the end. The old has gone, the new has come. Katniss is lit with a fire that gives her the strength and determination necessary defy the capitol and make a difference in her broken world, a fire of revolution.
In our Society when you don't follow the rules, you become an outcast to the rest of the society. Suzanne Collins’ novel series, The Hunger Games criticizes our society and its demands for people of specific genders to act in certain ways and become certain things. Stereotypes concerning gender are prevalent in our society and all over the world. However, The Hunger Games gives a very refreshing tone of “mockery” to these stereotypes. Katniss Everdeen isn’t your typical 16 year old girl, and neither is Peeta Mellark a typical 16 year old boy, especially when they are fighting everyday just to survive. The Hunger Games is a work of social commentary, used to convince us that there can’t and shouldn’t be any defined “roles” based on gender. A mixture of “stereo-typical” gender roles within a person and their actions is what people need just to survive in our world that is changing every day.
With a massive marketing campaign, it’s no wonder The Hunger Games quickly became a world-wide sensation. But, I believe its popularity isn’t due to marketing alone. In The Hunger Games we find important, if overly-dramatic, depictions of social conditions that weigh on the minds of young people today: an uneven distribution of wealth leading to massive and ever-growing class stratification; power in the hands of a few elite members; social control through widespread propaganda; and fierce competition among social classes for resources. Films like The Hunger Games are helpful for young people by teaching them a new way to see the world, through the lens of social theories such as Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory.
Character is a big area where Romeo and Juliet and The Hunger Games have a lot of similarities and differences. One big similarity is the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. It is a lot like the love triangle between Romeo, Juliet, and Rosaline. Romeo is in love with Rosaline in the beginning, and so is Katniss to Gale.Then later Romeo fell in love with Juliet, and Katniss fell in love with Peeta. One more big difference between the two stories is how in Romeo and Juliet they might have loved each other only for their beauty, for example when Romeo is describing Juliet, “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” –Romeo. Another ...
The movie “The Hunger Games” has many similarities and relations to World Mythology. While it may not seem like this movie is as myth related as others, such as Troy and Thor, many of the themes and situations in the movie were inspired by the stories of the great myths and epics. The overall theme of the movie is courage, strength, and destiny.
Everyone is aware of the unwritten law that asserts that rules are made to be broken. Nothing will ever change if no one stands up for what they believe in. According to the Irish author, Oscar Wilde, throughout history disobedience has always remained man’s original virtue, and it is among disobedience and rebellion that progress is made. Wilde insists that disobedience, rebellion, and going against the rules will be the most influential push towards positive change. Sometimes disobedience seems like it will cause nothing but problems and unwanted consequences; however, like Wilde urges, rebelling and disobeying is surely always worth it in the end.
Feminism and Marxism are two major themes in the film Hunger Games. Increasing government control over the individual leads to human-rights violations and institutionalized oppression. Where there is oppression, there is resistance. The unequal social structure empowers the individual to reject immoral controls and stimulates the emergence of Katniss’s feminism.
In conclusion the topics that have been stated are good examples of why a person should read this book. Death, Society, and murder can be hard topics to talk about. People may not think about the meaning behind a book. Some just read and know the plot but do they really know the meaning behind the story? Most likely the do not. People should read books that give them something to discuss with other people. By reading more interesting books a person will have more to talk about with people in general.