Macbeth by William Shakespeare and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins are two texts written ¬centuries apart but with very similar concepts of power. In Macbeth, power is held by Macbeth while in The Hunger Games power is held by President Snow. Both of these characters are heads of totalitarian societies and used force to control anyone who opposed them. Macbeth and President Snow lead with absolute power which lead to both leaders became paranoid, scared that there power would be removed from them.
Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive in daily life, Katniss demonstrates this by caring for her family, being responsible for Peeta and his actions and being responsible for herself and her own actions.
In the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins an important idea the writer developed was the idea of Governmental Control and Oppression. This idea was important as it helped me understand an important message for teenager, the idea that laws could control some populations and abused of its power could cause those living suffering.
Power is the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way, Power is not only strength it is a human relationships, power is the authority one person holds over another. In the play The Crucible,written by Arthur Miller. Three characters Abigail Williams, Reverend Hale, and Judge Danforth. All want to gain power as the play goes on. But it takes a turn and influenced them negatively. These characters use their power for good but some use there power for evil. Sometimes it doesn't turn out as planned, and they make the situation worse. First of all how Abigail Williams uses her power to save her but lied. And now Know one trust her, they believes she is dangerous over all.
In the Hunger Games series, a dystopian future is set up. The government of Panem, The Capitol, holds the wealth of Panem giving it the power to control all districts. In order to enforce this theory, they created the Hunger Games. They suppressed the rights of the citizen’s of Panem and selected their children in order to fight each other do death for survival. These games were created to scare the people and show them who was in charge. While these dystopian societies are going on, there are also utopian societies that we can see in our dreams. These societies are filled with what we think makes them perfect. For example, the utopian universe that can be brought to mind could be free of poverty, homelessness, war, racism ,etc. But, if we deeply think about it, if these problems did
The 1970s were a rough year for African-Americans, still fighting for social and political rights in the United States. Consequently, women still did not receive equal rights. However, in 1972, “Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution, which reads: ‘Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex’ (History.com Staff).” Out of the thirty-eight necessary states only twenty-two ratified it right away, it was relieving for the moment because the feminist advocates had been trying to be ratified since 1923. The First African-American woman elected into Congress was Shirley Chisholm. This moment opened doors for African-American women that they thought would never have a chance. Nevertheless, the poem Ego Tripping written by Nikki Giovanni dated back to 1972 where she expresses her power throughout the poem with the support of feminist statements. Giovanni reminds the audience of historical moments that lead up to the current conditions of the United States. Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why) was published with a bundle of poetry which is entitled My House, the book of poems had a common underlying idea that Giovanni is free to do what she pleases and live by her own set of rules (Masterpieces of American Literature Ed. Steven G. Kellman.)
Conformity, in relation to societal norms, happens to be something many people strive to deviate from, yet only few are able to achieve. One reason for this could be because the media nowadays is being blamed for manipulating people to subconsciously adhere to certain views. The media is being used to evoke certain thoughts, whether it be about purchasing something being advertised in a commercial, or even in news reports to give the viewers a certain impression on a topic.
Responsibility is key to survival in The Hunger Games because you must be responsible and careful before making a decision that depends on your life. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” (Winston Churchill) In The Hunger Games, two tributes, one male and one female under the age of eighteen, must leave their district to go and compete in The Hunger Games. While in the games all twenty-four tributes must fight to the death to entertain their Capital city. Normally there is only one winner but in this book there are two winners. In Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games, the overarching theme is that responsibility is key to survival as demonstrated by the books main character, Katniss Everdeen, and how she takes care of her mother and younger sister, hunts for her own food, and trades for food and goods around her district.
Power is defined as the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. That impact of power can change the way one thinks. It factors into what changes people may want to make based on someone’s else's influence. In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, two men, George and Lennie make their way to a farm in California during the Great Depression which in fact, gets Lennie in trouble for the numerous time. Hoping to have a good experience with their new job, they meet Curley, he uses his attitude which rubs off on others not in a good way. He is the boss's father which he takes advantage of in order to show his strength as a aggressive male. This behavior affects his wife into thinking she needs
The cliche phrase “with great power comes great responsibility” is one that can be applied to many different situations, but what really is power? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as the “possession of control, authority, or influence over others.” The concept of power is one that is familiar around the world, whether in a positive or negative connotation. In To Kill a Mockingbird, power is seen in someway with every turn of a page. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the mid 1930s during the Great Depression in a town called Maycomb in Alabama. It being the 1930s, money was very tight and racial tensions were very high. Although there was little financial power, the majority white population had definite power over the blacks. With unimaginable power comes with unimaginable consequences is a concept seen all throughout the novel. Whether it is something minor like sibling rivalry or major like bias in a court case, power is a huge concept in To Kill a
Power is defined as the ability to do something or act in a particular way, the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others in a course of events. Power creates the roles within society and can change the way people act or live. Within society there are different races, there are different beliefs, and there are different standings based on the amount of money one has. The higher the social standing the more power one gets. This power can be used in all different ways. The author, John Steinbeck grew up caring a lot about social problems that were going on within society and wants to be there to tell the world how cruel it really was. He wants to share how he perceived the world and he wants to make a difference in the
Power in today’s can be used in many different forms such as to show strength, rank, encouraging others, being an influence, being a leader, and much more. The way you use power in a situation can have a positive or negative impact on an individual, community, country, nation, or even the world. In the short story “Miss Temptation” by Kurt Vonnegut, he describe how power can impact an individual way of thinking of others due to past experiences. Power can anything one allows to have a dominance over their lives. It is the ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Unfortunately, power has the ability to change ones perspective or belief in something. It is for one to decide if they want to overcome power
Power is the ability to actor do something in a particular way. People who have too much power and abuse it, and turn their power into a negative power. Fear and tyranny are abused by people with power creating a negative effect on society.
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.
In conclusion, poverty and freedom are the most common form of social/political issues that can be seen in real world that are very well documented in the novel Scored and in the film The Hunger Games. There is an interconnection between freedom and poverty. If there is freedom, it means that the government is taking action to keep people happy and because of that, there is less poverty. This is usually not the case. Most governments try to get the best out of its citizens and leave little for them and this causes poverty. If governments take care of its citizens and give them the freedom they deserve, poverty will eventually dissipate.