"The Hunger Games" and the Functionalism Perspective Theory Maria Maningo 22 January 2018 Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology "The Hunger Games" and the Functionalism Perspective Theory In a dystopian future, "The Hunger Games" is set in what used to be the United States of America. The movie is illustrated as a post-apocalyptic world divided by a revolution lost by those that wanted a change. As a consequence of the revolt, the powers that triumphed placed upon them a decree that one female and one male child between the ages of twelve and seventeen from each of the twelve districts. They must be delivered to The Capitol and fight to the death, until one victor remains. This phenomenon, hence forth known as The Hunger Games, served as a reminder that revolt will not go unpunished.
The Hunger games are ways to show how much power the capitol has as well as the punishment for the rebellion that happened 74 years ago as I mentioned before that “In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.” That means every year, they chose two “tributes” (both ages 12 to 18, one male, one female) from each district, who are forced to fight to the death. Unfortunately, this is what happens where the way to control the people using the children to kill each other as entertainment. This makes us hate each other, and the other districts, spread violence, enmities, and cruelties. As I said, “Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch — This is Capitol 's way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy!” which seems the main purpose is to remind the Districts how weak we are — and that their deaths are televised entertainment. In addition, “whatever words they use, the real message is clear.
Capitol forces all twelve districts to provide a teenage boy and girl aged between 12-18 years old to the annually held Hunger Games. This games as a punishment for a past failed rebellion. The Hunger Games is shown on television and be watched by all districts. The participants for the games were called as “Tribute”, they must complete and kill with each other tributes until only one left and be the winner. In District 12, Primrose was chosen as girl tribute but her sister, Katniss Everdeen, volunteered to replace her.
The great question is if the book is more exciting and more impacting than the movie. The hunger games is a book written by Suzanne Collins who is known as the New York Times bestselling author. This is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who’s father died leaving her with her mother and her little sister prim to defend themselves alone. During that time Katniss had to be a mother and a brave sister for Primrose.Then one day every year they do the reaping for the hunger games. They choose one girl and one boy from each district for the hunger games.
katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl who volunteered to play the hunger games instead of her little sister who was chosen to play the games. Katniss Everdeen thinks that the hunger games shouldn’t exist because of the violence and all the bad things that happen during the games. Peeta Mellark who comes from district 12 was chosen to be a part of the hunger games. Cato is the chosen one from district 2 and is the leader for the career pack and he is Katniss fiercest rival. The setting of the story is somewhere in the future and they are using technology we haven’t even seen before.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic literature novel that was written by Mark Twain and published in the United Kingdom in 1884 before debuting in the United States in 1885. The novel is a sequel to the Mark Twain 's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it has Huckleberry Finn or "Huck" as the main character narrating his ordeal in the first person. The plot setting is Mississippi River in the southern United States. The novel is an attempt to illustrate universal truths of racism and the societal struggle in humanization. Huck is a "thirteen or fourteen years old" adolescent boy borne of an alcoholic and violent father, Pap.
Setting: The setting in the book “Catching Fire” is mostly in the battle arena. This is where each Hunger Game takes place every year. This setting is important because if it was in a different place like in Paris, it wouldn’t make sense. It wouldn’t make sense because there wouldn’t be any challenges in Paris. In the arena, to make things more tricky and to kill the kids faster, they add dangerous blood rains and poisonous fog.
The Hunger Games is a book about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen's fight to survive in Panem's infamous Hunger Games, a show broadcasted displaying children fighting to the death. This book takes place in Panem, a post-United States nation, but the majority of the book takes place in the Capitol's arena for the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games starts with Katniss Everdeen preparing for the announcement of this year's tributes to the Hunger Games, better known as the Reaping. In the Hunger Games, only children are allowed to participate, and as a child gets older, their name gets put in another time. Before attending the mandatory gathering, Katniss consults her friend Gale, who is like a brother to Katniss.
Marxism states that the only way for real equality to be achieved is through violent revolution and the sharing of all goods. In The Hunger Games the revolution is lead by the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, from District 12. Seeing the people around her struggling for their life while the Capital enjoys a life of bliss enrages her. When she volunteers to participate in the annual Hunger Games and defy the Capitals rules while playing the games, she starts a revolution. Katniss’ character is a Marxist thinker, by knowing that the only way to over throw the Capitol is if all the districts came together to fight for equality and
A game show is held annually by the capital of Panem, in which they take one boy and one girl from each district, chosen by lottery to compete in the game. The game is a televised show where the contestant have to kill each other in a public arena. The winner of the game will get a supply of food, a new grand house, and more. Katniss however, breaks the rules of