In "The Lottery," the candidate chosen gets stoned to death by the rest of the town. Most people believe that this will solve their problem with growing crops. Not many people see the issue and the real problem; that they believe if they kill someone every year, their plants will grow. In "The Hunger Games," the government and the Capital both believe that by keeping the districts weak, by killing them off and using their fear against them, they are strong and are in control. They believe that if they use the Hunger Games to make citizens fearful, they will not rebel.
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.
First, The Hunger Games does this during the actual Hunger Games, when they make 2 representatives from each district fight to the death for their entertainment. This is dehumanizing because the government appears to be devaluing the life of the citizens. Next, in Fahrenheit 451, the creators of the parlors and the programs shown in the parlors expect the viewers to be entertained by just simple noises and visual stimulants, which is almost patronizing to the intelligence of the viewer. Lastly, these example support the idea that these are dystopian societies because of how they devalue human
The colony is so fragile that any outside interference—even for the best purposes—could be the destruction of the society. The colony represents the fragility of perfection and how, due to this fragility, the perfect is, in fact, imperfect. For the colony’s society to function it must have the full support of every single member of the society. A citizen leaving upsets this balance and could lead to disaster. This brings up the question of the needs of the many versus the needs of the few, or, more specifically in this episode, individual human rights.
The society in this book is basically the epitome of a dystopia. It has a totalitarian government and everything about the world the people live in is a frightening nightmare. The government has completely dehumanized the way people live their lives. People in this dystopia aren’t even actually human any more. They aren’t even born the natural way through reproduction, they are created.
The world could be a definition of a utopia or a dystopia, though our world tends to be leaning towards a dystopia. This world we live in is filled with depression, hate, and even pain because all the conflicts and deaths that is happening all around the world. A point in history that is a clear example of a dystopian society was the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows a normal child during the Holocaust being put through camps after camps as a result of being Jewish. He was forced to grow up fast; having to take care of his father, encountering millions of deaths, and tortured by the S.S.
People might be deprived the rights and opportunities to get in touch with the new things. Other common themes include government surveillance, poor living standards, totalitarian regimes, brainwashing, concealing of information, police brutality and status crimes. Although the idea of a utopian society can be brief imagined, this society could not sustain itself due to the unpredictable nature of life. Although we desire a world free of conflict and pain, it will never actually be achieved. The innate faults in our own human nature make it impossible for us to collectively strive for the same goal, despite it being for universal
Is a perfect world possible? Can a society be created in which equity, equal opportunity, and peace are completely prevalent? In my opinion, no, but, this is a debatable point. Dozens of unique societies have risen up since the beginning of history, however, none have yet managed to create a perfect community. Nevertheless, there have been a few diamonds in the rough.
Introduction: 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. Paragraph 1: Governmental Control in the “Hunger Games” was something that was really highlighted as people in the capitol had control over those living in the district. The district had strict laws inflicted upon them, making life difficult. Unable or making it really difficult to manage life and feedstocks, while those living in the capitol are free with an easy going life.