Persuasive Essay On Battle Royale

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One of the most controversial films to come out from Japan in 2000, "Battle Royale" is a movie, which may sound very familiar to most Americans. A movie about a nation that gets ruined. Adults inflexible towards the young. Teenagers forced to fight to the death with one another for survival. No, this isn't the plot for "The Hunger Games," but was a possible inspiration towards the Japanese version "Battle Royale," directed by Kinji Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami. The story is based in future where the Japanese government places a class of 42 grade nine students on a remote island, gives them each a weapon, and lets them loose in a fight to the death. During its opening days, even though it was rated R15 and restricted to a lot of …show more content…

The young people, in particular, are out of control cause they start boycotting their high school classes and started committing despicable acts of violence against adults for example their professors.*** As a result of this anarchy, the “embattled" government passes the Battle Royale Act: a piece of legislation in which a group of young teenagers are forcibly marooned together on an island, and forced to kill each other until one survivor is left. Basically this is conducted yearly in which a randomly chosen class of high school junior students are issued weapons and forced to play a game between their life and death. That years Battle Royale as shown in the movie was a class of 42 students from the Zentsuji Middle School that were nominated by a resentful, middle-aged professor Takeshi Kitano, who was slashed in the thigh with a knife carried by one of his students. *** While the class thinks they are headed out to just another school field trip, unaware of their fate, they ended up being kidnapped at gunpoint by some Japanese people and taken to the island where their ordeal for the next three days of their lives is to begin.

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