Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Hunger Games..A Transcedentalist's Story

The Movie The Hunger Games contains many aspects of Transcendentalism and Romanticism.  The plot is about the power of freedom defiance.  Each character displays acts of individualism, optimism, and self-reliance.  The main character is a fearless girl named Katniss.  After her father dies, she is forced to support the family and help them survive.  Her independent nature teaches her to rely on herself rather than others showing incredible individualism and self-reliance.  She defies the government and tries to silently rebel against them.  Her hatred towards the Capitol and actions to rebel against the government provide a sense of individualism.  Katniss then volunteers to take the place of her sister in the games to protect her despite the scary stories of the games by other people which again displays extensive self-reliance.  When Katniss and Peeta, the other tribute from her district, arrive at the Capitol, Katniss refused to receive help from her Mentor, Hamitch, and Effie and even Peeta.  When training started she did not want allies, believing she’d be just fine in the arena without anyone’s help.  Her resilience toward receiving help describes a widespread self-reliance.  However, Katniss and Peeta have a sense of optimism when the games actually begin because they escape the trilling massacre in the Cornicopia and believe they have a chance to win the games.  In the arena, Katiniss is still self-reliant and works on her own to survive.  She also learns more of the power and terror the Capitol stands for making Katniss angrier at the government.  She meets a friend, Rue, whom which she actually becomes allies with.  However, Rue dies soon after leaving Katniss heartbroken at the Capiol.  She uses individualism and even nature to rebel against the Capitol and covers Rue’s body with flowers.  Katniss bonds with the mockingjays in the arena which give her a peaceful feeling.  Once most of the tributes tragically died, the Capitol announces that tributes from the same district may both with.  Katniss and Peeta are both filled optimism since they had a chance to both end up winning the games.  However, when they become the only two tributes left, they are informed that they cannot both win.  Angry with Capitol they displayed individualism, rebelling against the government, and pretended to both commit suicide.  This brave diffidence resulted in the victory of both tributes.

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