The Hunger Games Movie Analysis

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In 2012, one of the biggest movies was The Hunger Games, based on The Hunger Games novels by Susanne Collins. The movie is about the annual event that the Capital holds to remind everyone of their victory in a war against the Districts. Also, it represents their generosity and forgiveness to those who has revolted against them. The games requires all boys and girls between the ages 12 to 18 to participate as tributes in a life and death battle against one another until only one remains. Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist, and who has volunteered herself as tribute from District 12. When she arrives at the Capital, she sees the glamorous life in the Capital far from the life in the Districts. The movie shows the extreme gap between the …show more content…
He wrote in The Communist Manifesto, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” (1) He saw that the society is consisted of two main social classes, the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. Each society has its own way of governing its own people, but every society deals with the unresolving problem of social inequality. The gap between these two groups will continue to grow overtime. In the movie, the Capital has represented as the bourgeoisie whereas the District 1 to 12 has represented as the proletariat. In Marx’s perception, there is no middle class in the society; it is either you are part of the upper class or the working class. In the film, the Capital controls the districts and their productions. Furthermore, in the districts, food is scares; as a result, Katniss has to hunt illegally outside of her district. However, not everyone in her district knows how to hunt. Therefore, there are days that some families could not afford to have a meal on their …show more content…
According to Mead, there are two sides of Self: The "me” is considered the socialized aspect of the individual. It represents learned behavior. The other part of Self is the "I" that represents the individual 's identity based on response to the "me".(2) Katniss grew up valuing life mostly after her father died in an accident years earlier. She dies not want to be the same as the other tributes that are willing to kill just to survive. The Capital is expecting her and the other tributes to give them a great show. However, Katniss is hesitant to kill, leaving her with a problem of how will she survive without taking a life. During the game in the forest, someone has threatened the life of Katniss and her friend Rue. In an instant, Katniss shots a bow arrow to the person to avoid death. Even though, she believes deep down that it is not right to take someone 's life, Katniss has done what she supposed to do in able to stay alive. In the battle of her "I" and "me", the "me" wins. She puts her values aside when her life has fallen into the line of danger. The "I" and the "me" are inseparable. A Katniss undergo a battle within herself. The "I" and the "me" create a conversation with one another, and one will wins depending on the

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