Lauren Elizabeth Jacoby
KGLE 3 News – Broadcasting
Parrish - 3
4 October 2012
The Hunger Games: Fiction or Prophecy?
In modern day society, as we advance further and further into the future; and utilize our military for blatantly unreasonable actions against other innocent civilians, we become more and more like the non-rebellious districts in The Hunger Games.
I believe that enlisting into the military in order to serve our country and fight for our freedom is a wonderful thing, but when completely peaceful people used to get drafted into wars like Vietnam; (19— >1975) in the warzone without their own free will or choice included in the process - I can definitely see some obvious similarities to “Hunger Games society”.
In the book, “the Capitol” plays a huge thematic role throughout the story, because the Capitol represents a biased hierarchy like a socialist dictatorship or even a strict monarchy. What a lot of young high school students today do not truthfully and thoroughly acknowledge is that they should not just give up their rights like they’re candy! Even the pilgrims from Europe embarked upon a journey to the New World much later on, in search of many freedoms previously denied them in Europe.
Our founding fathers did not build this country on lies, deceit, or lack of unalienable rights for the citizens of the U.S. of A.
Thomas Paine, John Hancock, and Ben Franklin (many more as well) helped to form a constitution and bill of rights for U.S. citizens here for the greater good of mankind. We should NOT just give up our freedoms on a daily basis.
If you have a voice, you should have a right to use it! Actually vote in the elections this November, seniors 2013. Even though some of you might be too young to vote, you should always raise awareness of your concerns to the world.