Sacrifice is an action that few people consider because the trade-offs usually lead to unhappiness. It takes a great deal of love for another person in order to understand what sacrifice means. People are motivated to help others by empathy, not reason or numbers. “If you really want to stay alive, you get people to like you,” says their drunken, traumatized mentor, Haymitch. It’s the first advice he gives to the heroes, Katniss and Peeta, and a surprising amount of the film’s action revolves around their efforts to win people’s sympathy, which results in “sponsorships” that help them in their most desperate moments. Stoicism is an ancient philosophy of withholding emotion for the sake of inner strength. In Roman times, stoicism meant, in a larger sense, the willingness to lose everything. One of Katniss's strengths is her stoicisim, which she describes as her "indifferent mask." Because of the pressure to provide for her family, she has learned to stay focused on survival at the expense of her emotions, so much so that she doesn't realize how deeply she feels for Gale. Through the novel, her stoic determination proves a great asset towards succeeding at the Games, but it also masks her deep empathetic feelings for other people. Part of her journey is learning to accept her emotional side in addition to her stoicism. In the fictional novel The Hunger Games, Selected teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in an arena when an entire nation watches on. Leaders from the capitol who are in power use this tactic to dehumanized the people from the other districts. The concept of dehumanization has applied to various religions, races, and nationalities throughout history. Jews have been persecuted throughout history. They were first enslaved during biblical times then during the Second World War they were sent to death camps. Dehumanization allows powerful people to make tough decisions in a more distant, cold, and rational manner (252 Haslam). In The Hunger Games the leaders from the capitol showed dehumanization on a grand scale by assigning very little value to human life. There are two types of dehumanization. The first type involves denying human attributes to another person. The second type is an everyday social phenomenon that centers on indifference or apathy (252 Haslam). The people in power take advantage of the victim this concept continues to be document in literature and the media. Martin Luther King was and American pastor, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. On August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C. 250,000 attended the civil rights demonstration. Martin Luther King stated “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." Even in America it still seems like not everyone is treated equally when it comes to trieing to get a new job, working with people, or just going to school. In other parts of the world it is a disgrace to convert to another religion, marry the same sex, or talk to other people that are not your kind or race/ethnicity. Dehumanization is not always about hatred. Often it is more about an indifference or apathy (70 Waytz). In some ways people may not be seen as victims, but as a means to an end. The people in the capitol that were in charge used the other districts as their main means of resources. Not only did they use the districts for resources, but also for entertainment. “Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there is nothing you can do” (19 Collins). This demonstrates that dehumanized individuals are treated as though they have no capacity for reasoning or conscious awareness. The rulers of the capitol throw the citizens lack of control in their face and do not care about how it affects individual families. The game players were there to entertain the people of the capitol and to…
From as far back as we are able to go; the role of women in many cultures, societies, and religious views has had many similarities but the one repetitive characteristic of most is how the female gender role was limited. Strictly defined gender, home-workers, powerless servant, male-dominating society, set roles, and obedience to the masculine master are all common descriptions of early women roles throughout many cultures around the world. In A Doll’s House by Henrik…
English III Honors
18 November 2014
The Indefinite Origin of Blood Sacrifice
The majority of Earth’s people recognize the existence of sacrifice. In all the world there are an estimated 4,200 different religions, and in almost every single one, sacrifice is performed. Most religions changed the way they went about performing these sacrifices in their earliest years, therefore the origin is unknown. Sacrifice is defined as a religious rite in which an object is offered to a divinity in…
Through Thick and Thin
Loyalty and sacrifice are two of the main themes shown throughout the classic novel of "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. In this famous work of literature, Steinbeck explores the themes of loyalty and sacrifice. A major example through which these themes are shown is through George, who is constantly sacrificing his dreams and happiness for Lennie's well-being. Loyalty and sacrifice is also depicted through Candy, who has to sacrifice his loyal dog.
Candy, a major representation…
measures designed to either enhance or restrict international trade flows. These measures invariably affect the competitive environment in which companies operate, either enhancing or hindering their capacity to compete on an international scale. To an extent, of course, the converse is also true: companies influence government trade policies that affect their activities.
Why Governments Intervene in Trade
All countries seek to influence trade, and each has economic, social, and political objectives:…
Action Step 1:
1. My phone tablet is used as my calendar
2. There is an appointment app I downloaded for my phone to stay organized
3. Health, Family, School, Work, Internships, Network meetings and Mixers
5. Fashion services, styling, boutiques, designing
6. NEW EYES LIST:
• Tummy tuck (failure) personal experience
• Plus size clothing boutiques (success)
• New phone features (successful)
• Hand me down stores: Plato’s closet, Rag-O-Rama (success)
7. Team members:
People are addicted to Facebook because it is a social network, and can interact with anything or anyone all over the world. You can keep in touch. You can play all sorts of games. For some people it also reduces loneliness. Having Facebook makes you feel like you are well informed about everything all over the world.
Facebook gives you the chance to keep in touch. You can keep in touch with your family and friends. With just a single update on your status, you friends and family are informed…
in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Sustainable agriculture was addressed by Congress in the 1990 Farm Bill [Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (FACTA), Public Law 101-624, Title XVI, Subtitle A, Section 1603]. Under that law, “the term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over…
and the post funeral scenes is very effective because it enhances the development of three characters. It also introduces the topic of masks – people wear masks to cover their real thoughts or intentions. The movie made a vivid contrast between a normal eulogy spoken by a man and Catherine’s interrupting speech. She first rudely interrupted the music, and spoke in a calm voice, “I’m not on the program.” This behaviour reveals Catherine’s braveness because not everyone has the courage to behave in such…
International Trade and Finance Speech
ECO 372: Principles of Macroeconnomics
June 17, 2013
Instructor: Alexander Heil
The Economics Status of Our nation
Presented by the Speaker of the House
The Honorable May M. Jones
I, The Speaker of The House, May M. Jones, have been asked to answer some key question on the current status of our country economy and the direct we are going. I, by no means am an authority on the subject and I will try explaining…
abroad and why has multilateral action to regulate the arms trade been so problematic?
All states are in an inevitable self-help system; therefore, if they could they would produce their own arms. Due to the uneven distribution of economic, social and technological capabilities, there is a difference in a state’s ability to produce weapons which makes arms transfers a logical result of the quest to acquire modern means of warfare (Krause, 1992, p. 16).
The global arms trade is comprised of three different…