The story of The Hunger Games is an intense depiction of a totalitarianism society that is reigned by the Capitol, whom of which has complete political control over the twelve districts that are all located in Panem. Those who live in the twelve districts must undergo the possibility of entering into the infamous Hunger Games that are intended to remind and represent the Capitol’s authority over the powerless districts. Suzanne Collin’s novel and Gary Ross’s film of The Hunger Games have several things in common but also a few differences as well.
‘The Hunger Games’ is a dystopian novel that has engaged many readers throughout the years. Suzanne Collins, the author, establishes a society called Panem, that is is divided in 12 districts and the powerful Capital. Every year the Capital hosts the games and each district draws one girl and boy to enter as tributes.
World Hunger The persistence of hunger in a world of plenty is immoral. In a world of 5 billion people, more than 1 billion are desperately poor and face food insecurity. 800 million are chronically malnourished. Every day, 35,000 children under age five (14 million a year) die of malnutrition and related preventable diseases. Millions more become blind, retarded or suffer other disabilities that impair functioning for lack of vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients), robbing the human community of valuable gifts and talents. Hunger increases pressures that lead to a growing tide of refugees and migrants. Hunger and poverty are at the base of much political turmoil and armed conflict.
World hunger is one among many problems faced in this world today. About twenty-four thousand children under five die every day. Even though there is a lot of food in the world, some people in the world cannot reach these foods because they are poor. About one tenth of the world population is suffering from chronic hunger every year. Because of the hunger problem, majority of the people suffer from blindness, anemia, malnutrition related problems and other diseases because they are not getting enough
As the world population grows so does the amount of people that live without the proper amount of nutrition and food. Hunger in America can be hard to recognize and many people do not realize that hunger and malnutrition is a problem that many Americans face every day. America is the land of plenty and one of the most powerful and wealthy countries in the world, however is well known that is subject to problem such as starvation, considered as “third-world problem”. For decades, Americans have gone above and beyond to aid other countries that were faced with problems such as malnutrition and hunger. Sadly, the US has failed to aid them and millions are currently suffering from hunger. In addition, with how the economy is now, the effects of hunger are getting worse every day. Many Americans are relying and most of them depend on food stamps and private organizations to help with this crisis. The documentary, “A Place at the Table” by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush present some issues and real life story to explain what is really happening and how hunger and obesity are not problems on opposite ends of a spectrum, but are in fact intricately linked. Poor nutrition, health problem and poverty are all related.
Even though there is such a large food production in India and they are one of the world’s largest food exporters, still so many go hungry. India’s economy has boomed in the past decades, creating an even larger gap between rich and poor.Even though their middle and upper class outnumber their poor, the population is so large that the amount of people below the poverty line is unprecedented. Malnutrition of the poor is India’s largest downfall in the area of food security and nutrition. It is more common for undernutrition to occur in rural areas of India, but it even happens in cities. According to Unicef, out of the 20% of children worldwide that are “wasting” (a person or a part of the body becoming progressively weaker and more emaciated), over one third are Indian citizens. If just regarding children under the age of five years old, 43% are underweight, and 48% (or 61 million children) have stunted growth due to malnutrition. Lack of education is a large contributor to the vast disparity of nutritional security. Children whose mothers have less than 12 years of school education are five times more likely to be
In conclusion, hunger is a constant, chronic pain distressing many children. Famished children should have become a thing of the past a long time ago. The thought may seem impossible, but the world produces enough food to feed everyone. In the world as a whole, per capita food availability has risen from about 2220 kcal/person/day in the early 1960s to 2790 kcal/person/day in 2006-08, while developing countries also recorded a leap (2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and
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.
In the United States today, hunger affects over 850 million people, and that number keeps increasing. Hunger can cause health defects and can slow or shut your body down. It can result in malnutrition and weakened immune systems. It is mainly caused by food distribution among countries. World hunger is a worldwide problem and it difficult to end it. People who don’t have enough food should be helped because they could die from malnutrition.
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In 2007, 13 million households the equivalent of 11.1 percent of the American population were food insecure. Food insecure means that at some time during the year, these families had difficulty providing enough food for all their family members due to lack of resources (Dinitto, 2011). In 2008, the maximum SNAP benefit for a family of four was $542 dol...
The film The Hunger Games, released in 2012 and based off the first book of a literary trilogy, has become a source of entertainment and intrigue among many Americans. Featuring a futuristic and dystopian United States, it has captured the imagination for some and kindled a intense obsession for others. While on the surface this movie might seem to simply be a story with a riveting plot line about young love, vicious combat, and survival, it is much more than that. As most films do, if one takes a closer look, The Hunger Games gives rise to multiple sociological patterns and themes. If one observes with an informed and critical eye, sociological issues that are embedded in the film are revealed. From this, one can draw cultural and sociological conclusions based on the way in which characters are portrayed, the setting is presented, and events unfold as the plot thickens. As I watched this film, I took note of four particular sociological themes that consistently presented themselves throughout the course of events: gender roles, race, class inequality, and class structure.
To recapitulate, the Hunger Games trilogy expresses a variety of concerns about the developments in modern-day American society. Firstly discussed was the wealth inequality between the Capitol and the districts and how this mirrors the unequal distribution of wealth between social-classes in contemporary American society. The affluence of the upper-class Capital-holders is continuously increased by means of exploiting workers who perform hard-labor for minimum to middle incomes. The second topic concerned reality TV and how it shows a tendency to present human struggle and hurt as a form of amusement. It also discussed how the Hunger Games trilogy warns against the desensitizing influence of reality TV and how the constant exposure of (young)
While picking a pop culture phenomenon, immediately ‘The Hunger Games’ came to mind. There is no limits when it comes to the things I could talk about using this topic. Such as: the characters and how their fiction lives can relate to reality. The title it’s self-threw me for a whirl. Not only do I love the story but others adore it as well. I typically do not like the science fiction type of books/movies but this one really caught my attention. Children my age and younger fighting until death? Did not think it would be something I really enjoyed. What totally blew me away was the realistic feel of the story. People in the world today can relate on a personal level, while reading the book or even watching the movie it draws the audience in grasping their attention; sending out an important message using a strong female lead character and co characters with amazing personalities. This specific story in not just about love, but there is love within the story that throws the audience for a twist.