Many people wonder why us teens enjoy dystopian movies and literature. Our reasons why we enjoy these kind of films and books are because it interest us, it makes us to think outside the box, it shows us a different lifestyle to live. For examples like the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand and the movie “The Giver” by Philip Noyce. The movie and film both have a dystopian setting. For their dystopian ideas they both made them having some kind of rebel, who believes in more than just black and white or normal.
The Outsiders is a great book focusing on loss, grief, and to be strong to move on in life, and the book was eventually turned into a film, however a movie can only be so long. Movies based off books are usually not everything the book was, for instance books let you go into the character’s head and some scenes that don’t further plot have to be cut, however no movie is perfect and neither are books both have to constantly be judged on what makes it on the final product and what doesn’t. Sometimes though people can make the wrong choice. Especially when a book is turned into a movie with the plot being cut or something 's changed to help fit budget or timing. The Outsiders is a great example of this; do to entire scenes being taken out and some things are changed.
Lynnson Ceneston Nov.28.2015 Something or someone with great power often controls humanity’s place in the universe, which does not allow individuality. In the short stories “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury both authors depict the excessiveness of government control and how equality regulations are strictly implied and punished if not respected. Harrison Bergeron, in the short story "Harrison Bergeron”, was an extreme example of a social deviant. In his society, it is believed that not one person should be better than anyone else.
Not Your Typical Heroes Winston Smith and Guy Montag from 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, two intriguing characters that don’t necessarily fit the “hero” mold. While they both have many similarities, they also have many differences. Some of these similarities include: they are both main characters, both are located in a dystopia, and they are both weak in some way. The ways they are different are: the way in which they are defying the rules of society and the ways in which they are weak.
In Fahrenheit 451, for example, it is clear the the firemen are those with the most power as shown not only by their job of burning books but by the way other people like Clarisse act around them. The Hunger Games universe is ruled not so much by a president as by a dictator: President Snow. Even the gamemaker in charge of overseeing the Hunger Games, Seneca Crane, does not have power over Snow as proven when he executes the gamemaker with the use of Nightlock after Katniss and Peeta win the Games. Not only that, but also the way the games are run suggest that the tributes are pressured to act a certain way or go a certain direction as shown when the Mutts force Katniss and Peeta to the cornucopia to face off against Cato. Both of these stories clearly have someone in control of the rest of society, and that's another popular aspect of dystopian
Odyssey Argumentative Essay Odysseus is an arrogant egotistical warrior who hardly ever takes the blame for his own actions. Since he does not take responsibility it shows his weaknesses that could be used against him if this were a war. Odysseus’s weaknesses are shown equally in the literature and the movie. In some ways the literature showed it better or explained it better than the movie did. But in some ways the movie outlined his weaknesses than the movie because it is more visual than when you are reading the story.
“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.
Social discontent is prominent in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Children of Men (2006), V for Vendetta (2005), and 1984 (1984). These dystopian films all portray elements of social discontent through a protagonist, whether it be presented by hope for a new way of life, love and loyalty fueling motives, the power of the media, or rebellion against society. These points result in the suggestion that dystopian films reflect the idea that as a society there will faith within the uncertainty. Hope for a New Way of Life: In a modern day society, we have become accustomed to seeking development.
The Hunger Games trilogy revolves around universal dystopian themes such as :oppression, rebellion, class tension as well as appearance vs. reality ," Collins creates the world that on one hand seems quite improbable and extreme, but on the other, vividly reflects some specific issues in a real world, like social inequalities, ignorance and passivity of the people" (Macanić 7). Oppression is perhaps the most common and prevalent dystopian theme as it serves as a warning against a highly probable dark future through shedding light on the dark side of contemporary trends such as advanced technology and reality TV-shows .The Capitol 's oppression operates on two levels; districts and individuals. The districts in general and districts 11 and 12 in particular have suffered great injustices at the ruthless hands of the Capitol ; however, there is no greater injustice than The Hunger Games themselves not only are the people of Panem forced to surrender their children as tributes for the Capitol 's citizens viewing pleasure for a crime they had no hand in committing ,but they are also forced to watch helplessly as their children are killed in the most brutal of manners .In Catching Fire (2009) , President Snow decrees that " the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors" in order to get rid of Katniss once and for all ,and to further assert the Capitol 's dominance and quell any thoughts of rebellion(172).
One of the reading done for class was “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition” written by Howard Zinn. In this reading Zinn states what was the Bacon’s Rebellion, how it started and how it ended. In his work, he states his opinion on some issues or happenings, in which I agree. Firstly there was a disagreement between the government and the rich, and the rest of the population of Virginia.
If one scene didn’t happen, than a scene that’s connected to that wouldn’t have happened. One plotline that I found necessary in the novel was the Locke and Demothenes scheme that Peter and Valentine set up. Without that plot, Valentine didn’t go to Eros to convince Ender to come with her to colonize the Formics’ world, which led to Ender finding the fantasy game setting on Eros instead. However, there were some accuracy to the plot of the film. For example, even though Ender beats Stilson up with an object he found in the classroom they were in, the aftermath of it was quite spot on.
The book did an overall good job matching the books descriptions, the actors matched well and the background matched Orwell 's description well. Especially when depicting the outer party, the people were dull and robot-like, just how I pictured when reading the book. Also, there was the little mottos of the party such as, “Hope lies in the Proles” which really were some of the most memorable parts of the book. However, they did change a few
Outside Looking In No one person is the same as the other; however, many people judge others when they look or act differently. What society does not recognize is how much one can accomplish when being slightly different. Tim Burton is one person who recognizes the greatness in being different. Being a bit of an outcast himself, Burton shows that outcasts can attain boundless things with the right mind set through his films.
In my opinion, people need to read more books or watch movies to understand the real horror of the meaning dystopia. You can find great examples of dystopia in movies and books. The term “dystopia” was created in the late 19th century when people were about to realize the meaning of their lives and tried to pick out how cruel and