Monday, March 30, 2015

Hunger Game Songs

When Suzanne Collins writes about District 12 and their music she's not only writing about just songs and dances she's writing about the symbols of peace and inspiration for a life outside of District 12. Only are the songs important in the hunger games but they're also important in Appalachia songs tell stories. The song " Deep in the meadow" is a sad song in the movie in the books when she sings it when Rue is dying. But in fact he tells the story of a please deep in the woods that is calm and peaceful that your worries don't follow you on was a story of a better life and a better world. It talks about leaving ones worries away. Also, of the safety of the woods.  Taking one away from the problems of the world that one lives in and giving them of an idea of a peaceful and calming world.

 And then in the modern world today we have songs also tell stories about history that has happened. Just like when Prof. Michael came to class and talk about the folksongs and today about the hanged man in the hundred games also talk about the hanging man which represents the peacekeepers hanging people in District 12. Just like that hanging in Appalacian.

Monday, March 9, 2015

What are the features/ characteristics of a totalitarian system? What makes a regime or government totalitarian?How is it possible that we still have totalitarian regimes in our time?

What is a totalitarian system?

        - relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed: "A totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)

What makes a resume our government at the totalitarian system Government controls everything in your private and in public life. You can see this in the world of the hunger games with Pres. snow controlling the entire district. In the reading and mentions it totalitarian systems use not only bugging and excess force by military power over it people it uses spies with in the people see you can't even trust one another therefore it makes it harder for rebellion to form. Use your family members against you as spies therefore you have no one to trust and turn against each other instead of turning against the government.

There are many aspects of totalitarian systems in the hunger games. Which are the fencing in of the districts and not relaying any information about the other districts to each other no communication with each other to make it harder for them to rebel and unite. Dehumanize there people by making them compete in the hunger games and turn each district against chowder.

These aspects of Totalitarian system can be seen today in the world by example North Korea. North Korea controls almost everything they control what information comes into the country and what information about the country goes out of it people have no means of communication except for boot leg radios and laptops. The technology in the hunger games with heavily controlled in District 12 there were no telephones except for in the houses of the victors. Which cannot call other people in other districts you can only call the capital and other people in District 12. Like what North Korea has they just recently have a cell phones to the populist but they can only call people within North Korea though self and cannot call anyone outside of North Korea.

North Korea just like the capital controls the amount of food it's people get the shopping markets in North Korea you go into them you cannot buy from it. Just there for show just like in the hunger games when the districts get ration from the capital the capital controls all the food. There is also hierarchical society in North Korea were people of the political aspect have abilities to get things outside the country then the people on the lower society. Much like in the hunger games with people and capital have access to everything but the people in the district have at excess very little and the wealth is controlled mostly by the capital just like it stated in the readings the wealth of the world is controlled by only a few bit of people in our world.

 North Koreans government also puts a great monument the cost so much just to put up a front of how great their government is just like the capital dies in the hunger games. Also if a person acts out agents the government in North Korea will not only punish the Perpetrator but his /her whole family. The same goes for the world of the Hunger Games. North Korea also violently abuse there people, which is also see in the hunger games.



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I agree with you the books matures as they go on in the books go on and the plot gets more complexs. Catching fire was a good book but i thought that the clock ideal was to much. its one thing to put people throght hell but too put it on a timed out thing is weird. I agree with you that Mockingjay was a little bit is A LET DOWN.