“Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for”-Tennessee Williams. The Anthem, by Ayn Rand is a novel about the control and power the collective government has upon it’s citizens. In The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins, the same idea is explored, they both draw strong parallels about the idea of how much control and power the authority has. The impotence of the collective results in the unwillingness of the government to come to a conclusion and take action on behalf of the society it governs, through the means of limiting freedoms, enforcing laws with harmful punishment and propaganda. Ultimately, the amount of control the authority has upon it’s citizens plays a tremendous role in both, The Anthem and The Hunger Games.
To begin with, In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury shows how the government is controlling their society with surveillance. It shows how the government is abusing the hound by making it watch everyone 's every move and controlling everyone 's lives. This theme is not only shown in the book but also in our modern day society. It’s shown when Montag said, "That 's sad," because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that 's all it can ever know.
The famous Roman orator and senator Publius Tacitus once wrote that “the more the laws, the more corrupt the government.” A corrupt system always tries to put restrictions and create laws in order to ensure that their power as an authority is not in danger of being disregarded. In Suzanne Collins’ renowned novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol is a corrupt system in Panem because it abuses its powers to control the citizens. It does so by forcing restrictions on the freedom of the people, favoring the rich and imposing harsh punishments.
Katniss 's mockingjay pin, like the bird itself, symbolizes a creature with a spirit of its own. Wearing a mockingjay pin is a sign of rebellion to the Capitol. They suggest the inability of the Capitol to enforce their power over all living creatures. As Katniss says, they 're "something of a slap in the face to the Capitol
It can be observed that throughout the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, there have been implication of the set of rules that have been imposed by the government in or the organization which have made the games or the society to function accordingly. It is the way of approach that a person might feel and realize that he is being controlled to an extent that the government or an organization that has a lot of power is over all the things that are happening. Hunger games and the procedure of the games are an example of the government controlling our moves and at the same time monitoring everything that we do because it would take the government out of the power if they stop controlling the moves of the society and monitoring them. On the novel Hunger Games, it can be observed that country named Panem is divided into various groups and every year it could be observed that all the moves that are being done are monitored, it is like a game that people are picked from the districts and are chosen to be a part of the game, that allows the people to
Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are both ruled by an oppressive government in a futuristic society. In Fahrenheit 451 the government keeps the people in check by using the power of ignorance. They purposely make sure the people’s only source of outside knowledge is through technology they control, TV. They take extreme measures when the people are not compliant and burn their house down along with property. The Hunger Games government on the other hand take a more direct approach in their attempts to make the people ignorant.
While set in completely different eras, the feeling the residents have of the tradition are evident in both stories. In “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collin’s and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson both stories share a common topic which is the dangers of blindly following an outdated tradition which leads to terrible consequences and ignorance for ordinary people. However, the stories divert on how the traditions is carried out. The Lottery” is about the people drawing out slips of paper and seeing who gets the slip of paper with the black pencil dot;
An Oppressive Government George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere.
In the two writings The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions, by Abraham Lincoln and Letter from a Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King Jr.; each author explores the complications of their society when they lived and how they view the laws present. For the two writings, the authors explore the levels of ability the people of America have to change laws that they do not see fit for their democracy. In the First Amendment of the Constitution, the people are given the right to petition their government if they feel their rights are being compromised, while also reserving the right to assemble to show their unhappiness with the law or laws created. Each one of these men does not embody the same ideals, causing a conflict of thoughts on how Americans should be allowed to petition their government. The same could be asked about how the government is required to act when they are being petitioned.
Although the lack of a strong government may cause havoc within the country, an overwhelming abundance of governmental power will lead to the oppression of citizens, whether it be by law or from society. 1984 starts off with an explanation as to how the government attempts to take control of the minds and bodies of its citizens, through a wide variety of methods. One prominent example of the government attempting to regulate the mental state of people is the Thought Police, who uses technology, such as the telescreen, to invade the privacy of the country 's residents.
However, ethics do play a role, in that morals is one of the elements that separates us from other animals. I believe that if you kill an animal or plant for food, you should put a majority of it to use in some way. I also believe animals and plants that are grown as a source of food should have as little interaction with humans as possible. We should not eat animals and plants if we are endangering their existence by eating them. As long as animal or plant does not fall into one of these exceptions, then I believe it is ethically permissible to eat
Prompt 2 First Draft Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is a term used to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing, and imprisonment as solutions to social, economic, and political problems. Angela Davis is a journalist and American political activist who believes that the U.S practice of super-incarceration is closer to new age slavery than any system of criminal justice. She defines the PIC as biased for criminalizing communities of color and used to make profit for corporations from the prisoner’s suffering. In her book, Are Prisons Obsolete? , she argues that the prison systems are no longer in use and out of date since prisons just keep increasing as each become more and more populated.
He helped Nixon’s presidential campaign by capitalizing on the “backlash” against cultural and racial disorder. Agnew accused the society of being reckless and inexperienced for using tantrums and yelling matches as a form of protest in the radical movement. Agnew claimed that “America today is drifting toward Plato’s classic definition of a degenerating democracy… a democracy that permits the voice of the mob to dominate the affairs of government (S&L 79). To be a Platonic democracy is to be consumed with unnecessary desires. Agnew used this metaphor to emphasize how the government (particularly in the Kennedy and Johnson administration) has adopted new unnecessary programs of liberalism.
By censoring critical literature via the very governmental organizations created to do such things, the government deprives its citizens of intellectual freedom, development, and speech leading to a dysfunctional educational system that fosters a biased and discriminatory society. The concept of censorship has a long history which commenced in Rome, Greece, and China during pre-modern times before its inheritance by the United States during the 19th
Inside the movie The Hunger Games, this vicious battle that tributes consider is, indeed, being broadcasted over a live TV show. Ross shows how the mass media that the Capitol utilizes which should “reveal everything” about the districts, is in fact, doesn 't really reflect the truth. The citizens of Capitol do not know the reality of the game, where the tributes possess a different perspective of the game towards Panem, the city of the dictatorship. In fact, the major motivation of The Game is not revealed completely through Capitol’s use of media. In the film alongside of the survival game, unpleasant and boring scenes are restricted to be edited.