Have you ever wondered if violence is used for entertainment? In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, everything is violent. This relates to my life because the society I live in is very much the same. Although we don’t kill for amusement, it is very violent. For the Hunger Games, the start of violence is when two people, a boy and a girl, gets selected, from each of the 12 districts, out of a box at the reaping to see who would join the Hunger Games that year.
Competitors are forced to kill each other in order to survive and there may only be one winner. Katniss Everdeen is the tribute competing from District 12 after stepping in for her younger sister who was chosen to compete. She is then forced into the arena and forced to fight for her survival while everyone at home watches on their televisions. My favorite character is Haymitch , Haymitch is Katniss and Peeta's trainer. He competed in The Hunger Games before and barely won.
Gangs in prison There are gangs in every prison and the guards have to keep a look out for them; recruiting new inmates “fresh meat” as the inmates call them. They victimise an inmate to join their gang. Gangs are viewed as a means of survival in a prison starved of any morals, and murder and violence is just normal routine. Many prisons are let off with being the worst prisons in the world due to the upkeep of the prison not through the violence decreasing. Venezuela’s prison La Sabeneta is one of the worst prisons due to that they have one guard to every 150 inmates.
In Nepal when a Maoist supporter is found the standard scenario is the Nepali police barging into homes arresting the supporter so they can beat him/her severely for a few days and then let there family know that they were shot dead in an “encounter” with the police. In the case of fifteen year old Subhadra Sapkota, a dancer from Naubise was performing in Kathmandu to support Maoist rebels was gunned down by the police. Violence caused by the police affects Lucas 2 thousands every year world wide, and the fear of it never ending affects even more, even in countries like Nepal that people would never think of such an act being committed. Justice. Just what does this word mean?
Extreme Weight Loss in Wrestling Every sport has its dark side: a side in which it is acceptable to participate in but socially look down upon. Major media sports such as football and baseball have steroids, cycling has blood doping and wrestling has extreme weight loss. Extreme weight loss, or “cutting weight,” as it is called within the wrestling community, is when somebody loses an unimaginable amount of weight in an insufficient amount of time. The weight loss can range anywhere between five pounds in half an hour to even thirty pounds in three weeks. As a wrestler I have been surrounded by this epidemic for more than fifteen years and at times have even fallen victim to it.
THEME/S All 13 districts have to send one male and one female contestant (teenagers) to the Hunger games. This is an annual event held in the capitol. The hunger games are a competition to win a life of luxury- all you have to do so be the last one standing- in other words the aim is to kill all of your opponents. The female candidate is called and it is Prim- Katniss’
Period 9/10 Ms. Cordivari English 5 V for Vendetta Vs. 1984 When the movie first began, I noticed many similarities between 1984 and V for Vendetta. There was voice on a loudspeaker alerting the citizens of curfew time. This restriction the city has on the people in V for Vendetta is similar to the immense amount of control that the party has over the people of 1984. Once I saw the scene where V blew up a building in protest to the government, I knew he would easily be comparable to Winston because they both saw the corruption from within. Both Winston and V want to take down a dystopian government that rules by people intoxicated with power.
Patrick Ness’s ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ and George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ are pieces of speculative fiction that present similar outlooks in to the human society’s condition. This essay shall argue that ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is more accurate in its representation of the human condition than ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’. Firstly, this essay will show that ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ asserts that the human condition is in such turmoil, that within the authoritarian future world, society is ruled by only a number of individuals and enforced by the over-ruling ‘Big Brother’ and is in a constant war with other large ‘superstates’. As shown by the fact that the inhabitants are inconspicuously ruled in a number of different ways, one of which is ‘double think’. In which, society have their own conscience and beliefs replaced by those imposed from above.
They do this by forcing each district to send a tribute; one boy and one girl from every district into the annual Hunger Game, in which they will fight until there is only a single winner left standing and it is all televised on live TV. In the Hunger Games, the psychological punishment in the dystopian society allows you as the reader to understand that contemporary issues like poverty, mistrust of one another, hunger, dehumanization, all being used by the government as weapons. The physical punishment is fear, as well as corporal punishment. Psychological Punishment: The first psychological punishment is poverty, in the Seam, Katniss is left to be the provider when her father is killed in the coal mines. She needs to keep her family alive; so she begins to hunt in the woods nearby.
The living conditions are poor – very poor – with the buildings broken-down, the food artificial and rationed out, wages poor, and clothing cheap. One cannot expect privacy anywhere, as there is a telescreen in almost every room. Certainly a setting to make a character feel unhappy. In the novel 1984 Orwell uses conflict against characters and appearance vs. reality and there is the biggest conflict which is Big Brother this is what the book is set about that he is always watching over everyone day in and day out. Other examples are: The three world authorities, Oceania, Eurasia and East Asia are in constant conflict so that their populations don't become