"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.
Based on the book and how capitalism is portrayed, there are many examples to support the reasons why capitalism is corrupt. Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, demonstrates how capitalism affected many U.S. immigrants and uses many examples in his writing to describe the correlation between unfair working
Unlike the other two examples of acts of rebellion, this one Katniss did not commit. The people from district 12 gave this salute to show their appreciation to Katniss after volunteering for her sister. The reason this is an act of rebellion is because it is actually valuing the human life instead of acting like she is just a part of their game. That is the last of many examples of rebellion from the book that I chose to put in
In literature class, we read the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Connell. The theme of the story, life or death, could be compared to the famous movie, The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a futuristic movie, where one boy and one girl from every district is taken to an arena to fight for the chance to be the last standing and to live. It is very similar to the fact that “The Most Dangerous Game” is about survival and fighting to live. One could say the movie and short story do not compare because The Hunger Games is also considered a romance, while “The Most Dangerous Games” is strictly about life and death.
“Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em” (Lee 24). Calpurnia gave Scout a lesson she’ll remember for life. Scout changes in many ways in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” She becomes mature, ladylike, and accepting. She’s finally able to step into someone else’s shoes and see their life. By the end of the book, Scout Finch becomes someone Atticus can be proud
People would’ve just seen it as another everyday thing back then. (Rochelle) After Bevel was finished in his days of activism, he became a Republican supporter. Thus, he assisted Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam Leader) with 1995’s Million Man March. Though it seems that Bevel was only here to help (which he was at first) he was sent to jail in 2008. He was convicted of incest in 2008 after his daughter, Aaralyn Mills, spoke out about herself being violated by Bevel.
She was originally in dauntless but transferred years later. Natalie isn't a main character and she only shows up in certain parts of the book, but when she does, she made sure her presence was known. Natalie first shows her bravery by sneaking onto dauntless property when she knows she is not allowed to. Tris later tells Four after her mother dies that she knows what her mom did was brave and courageous. She got shot to save Tris and let her get away.
Evana Baggett Sun God Freshman English 28 September 2016 In the short story Good Country People Hulga believes herself to be intellectually superior. The quote “Hulga had learned to tolerate Mrs.Freeman who saved her from talks with her mother.” This shows Hugla doesn't get along to well with her mother. This is because Hugla thinks her mother is stupid. Hulga, spends her entire adult life doing her best to deny and rebel against her mother's optimistic attitude. As we know from the story Hulga thinks very highly of herself because she had a PhD in philosophy.
For instance, When the Mayor of district 12 begins to tell the history of Panem at the Reaping, Katniss says, “The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate” (Collins 18). The Hunger Games require tributes from each district as a punishment for the uprising that happened in district 13. This punishment by the Capitol is a way to demonstrate to the people that any efforts of revolt against the system in future would result in severe punishments and deaths.Subsequently in the novel, when Katniss questions about the Avox, Haymitch comments, “Someone who commited a crime. They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77).
From being content at the beginning of the story to screaming “it isn’t fair, it isn’t right” to everyone. In the hunger games when twelve year old Prim was chosen from the reaping bowl her sister Katniss Everdeen volunteered in her place. After an emotional goodbye she and the other tribute chosen Peeta Mellark were sent off on their tour to the capital. Both stories show hypocrisy towards violence. Tessie Hutcherson, if someone else was in her position, she would be alongside participating in the stoning.