The bourgeoisie feed ideas that create the false consciousness to desensitize the masses and exploite many societies. The overarching idea that can be perceived to be, not only present within the film ‘V for Vendetta’ but also in relation to many societies of modernity is Capitalism. This idea is a construct of the Bourgeoisie and if the masses come to a realization and break free from the hypnotic state we are a part of, then they can create an alternative such as a revolution that could change the class system dynamics to create an equal or a free society where there is not just one overarching idea but many. The film addresses the notion that ideas are immortal and as stated above it is from this idea of revolution, the idea to be free from oppression that will one day become a
Although there was a class division that led to many social conflicts between the classes, property is one thing that both classes could agree symbolized power. The division of labor was always one-sided with the proletariats conducting all of the menial labor while the bourgeoisie reaped the benefits of free trade in an open market. With capitalism expanding and property becoming even more valuable, according to Marx it is a necessity that the security of one's property is certain. Without that it would prove to be an unsuitable circumstance for the bourgeoisie who have entire businesses to lose versus the proletariat that may only have a home to his name. If either were to lose their property it would be horrendous, but there is no doubt that the bourgeoisie would lose more than the proletariat would.
While the laborers make ever more riches through progressing production, they additionally make their own suffering, getting to be themselves a commodity to be exchanged on the labor market. Capital, however, increases with continuous production and aggregation, inclining towards monopoly structures. The engine of this political economy is greed and competition, i.e., the war amongst the greedy. Pro-capitalist economists like to illustrate the rise economic systems by individualizing the primordial by presenting the lone caveman acting for nobody but himself, but Karl Marx objects in this illustration as it doesn’t present the immediate world as it actually is. Human beings are not isolated as they constantly
"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.
Marxism is the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxism’s main concern is to expose the political and economic contradictions inherent in Capitalism and to lead the way towards establishing a Communist society. Marxism emphasises the idea that social life is based upon conflicts of interest, the most important of which is the conflict between the Bourgeoisie, the upper classes and those who control the means of production in society, and the Proletariat, the lower classes and those who sell their labour to the Bourgeoisie. Because the ruling class controls society’s means of production, everything, including ideology, will be determined according to what is in the ruling class’s interests. Marx believed that
However, this behaviour, as Marx believed based on Chris Hedges’ article, would cause capitalism to eventually exhaust its potential and collapse. Since capitalists are trying to gain as much profit as possible, there are no adjustments made in their conduct and decisions even though their actions are worsening the economic growth and social well-being in the country as a whole. Thus, capitalists keep competing with one another instead of cooperating with each other to solve the problems arising from their
In the first place, two individuals from every District (24 altogether) are compelled to enter the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a ridiculous, combatant style battle until the very end. “Taking the kids from our Districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch.”(Collins, 18-19) This shows how the Capitol drives the Individuals to enter the
Iranians organized with the help of the religious establishment to overthrow the Shah and completely reform the Iranian political system. What they needed now was a unifying leader which they found in Ayatollah Khomeini who was a critic of shah’s
A totalitarian regime suppresses the wants of the society and denies them the basic necessities of life. Through the portrayal of a totalitarian regime that oppresses the citizens in order to maintain wealth and power for a certain group of the population of Panem, Suzanne Collins warns against the idea of the government controlling every part of the citizens’ lives. In her book The Hunger Games, Collins appeals to the citizens of tyrannical governments such as North Korea, who have similar governments as the Capitol, and to the youth of America to be actively aware of their own political situation (Collins 18). The increasing dictatorship of the reigning Capitol played a key role in fueling the sparks of a revolution after Katniss Everdeen
The Egyptian revolution and role of media Name: Institution: The Egyptian Revolution and Role of Media The process of overthrowing an established government by the people is a revolution. Aristotle describes a revolution in two distinctive phases. The first phase involves the modification of a current constitution. Politicians and law legislators make the necessary arrangements for amendments of the current constitutions. The second phase involves the absolute change from one constitution to the other.