Traditional conservative thinking directly links the word socialism with communism, which in the eyes of the American public is an evil form of radical government. It isn’t hard to imagine why American conservatives think this way, for it was the father of communism, German philosopher Karl Marx and his colleague Richard Engels, which deemed socialism the precursor to achieving communistic ideology. Communism was also a concept that sustained a Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union for almost 50 years. (Marx, et al.) Marx argued that “socialism, a set of relations of production that will follow capitalism, contains some vestiges of capitalism,” and “Communism will emerge from the socialist economies.” This may be true in the eyes of a revolutionary, but in terms of the American government system, society, and more specifically the American economy, this would never come to the fold.
This resulted in many deaths for the Capitol and the districts but in the end the Capitol defeated twelve of the districts and completely destroying the thirteenth. After the rebellious war the Capitol created The Hunger Games, where a boy and a girl ranging from the ages of are picked from each district and thrown into an arena for a fight till the death. So 24 kids go in the arena and only one comes out. The capitol created this game to show how much power they had over the districts and they had nothing they could do about it, and also for the entertainment. This event happened every year around the same time and basically treated as if it was a reality tv show.
Survival or death: the sociological analysis of the Hunger Games Marielisa Figuera Lone Star College – Montgomery Introduction The story behind the movie “The Hunger Games” can be related to real life. There are various sociological terms that can be found in this movie, like social control, deviance, functionalist theory, and class stratification, among others. According to IMDB, the plot of Hunger Games is: “In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love.” In the following paper, the movie “The Hunger Games” will be analyzed taking into consideration the sociological terms stated before, how these different terms can be seen or found in different scenes of the movie and the relation of this movie to real life.
Peeta is also picked in the reaping. He is fighting for his life and his love for Katniss. Haymitch is another main character who trains Katness and Peeta to be prepared for the games. He is a drunk, but yet very wise and smart. The Hunger Games is a game of young adults that are put into arena to test their strengths by killing each other.
Marxist believes that society is in a state of conflict between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. They say that the capitalist bosses exploit the working class in order to keep the rich- rich and the poor- poor. Engels (1891) highlights this in society. He explains that the family remained monogamous in order for families to find a rightful heir to inherit private property. This meant that the divide between the rich and the poor increased.
Traditional Marxists argue that our society is split into two bases- the economic base and the superstructure. The economic base is the means of production, this consists of all the factories and machines that Marx argued determined the ideas of society and shape the superstructure. The superstructure consists of the social, cultural, political and ideological parts of society, Marx argued that the superstructure maintains and legitimizes the base. Marx argued that this organisation of production and society profoundly shapes the nature of society. Marx argues that the ideologies in the superstructure cover up the inequalities of society; he argues that these ideologies justify inequality because they are not neutral and therefore they serve the interests of the ruling class.
In the movie The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross, many examples of a dystopian society are depicted. The entire idea of the hunger games is a dystopia. Taking innocent children who weren’t even alive during the rebellion, and pitting them against each other in a fight to the death is just one example of a dehumanized society. The Capital, which rules over the twelve districts, operates under the guise of a utopia. They believe that by taking children from each district will somehow help the districts.
Whilst in this process the children become tax payers who then support the government. If all runs smoothly the society is stable. Marxism Marxism is believed to be the conflict model and the structuralist model. The idea was first approached by Karl Marx. He believed that someone’s behaviour was shaped by society but he also believed that someone’s social class defined the person within it.
The Nazi’s held on to power by using some violent and clever tactics, one of theirs was the Reichstag March elections in 1933. Within 24 hours of being appointed chancellor, Hitler called a new Reichstag election. Hitler believed this would pull in more votes and enhance his own status. Violence and Terror dominated the meeting with the Socialists and Communists being regularly broken up by the Nazis. The Nazis used hate and fear to great effect in their elections, Hitler wanted to appeal to the German people so he blamed the prevailing poor economic conditions on the democratic government and the communists.
He called this social cohesion: ANSWER 8. According to Karl Marx, the modern era is shaped primarily by: ANSWER 9. The economic system that is directed at earning a profit for a few people, selling products to many people, and keeping workers’ wages low is called: ANSWER 10. What did Max Weber believe strongly influenced the rise of capitalism? ANSWER 11.