Essay on The Hunger Games : Movie Review

813 Words Nov 29th, 2015 4 Pages
The Hunger Games is film/book series set in a dystopian society believed to be future America. Panem, which is the name of the country that The Hunger Games is placed in, consists of 13 districts that all work together to supply for the capitol. To maintain control over the districts and remind the districts why they should not rebel, the annual “Hunger Games” were put in place. During the Hunger Games, two tributes between the ages of 12 and 18 are taken from each district and put in an arena to fight to the death. The last remaining child is named victor and is promised plenty of food and wealth for the remainders of their days. The Hunger Games are both appealing and appealing to its tributes because the promise of a good life is more than they could ever hope for. The people in the capitol and in the wealthier districts find the Hunger Games to be very entertaining because they don’t have to worry about not having enough food, water, shelter, or clothing. Some people from those districts even train their whole lives to win. Throughout this series, there is a great struggle with social stratification or the ranking of people based on wealth and other resources a society values. (Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, V1.1) In this series, people are placed into districts. Each district has a purpose (wood, coal, agriculture, etc.) and it helps to supply the capitol. The people with less money are often in the districts that have to do the worst jobs and…

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