Arendt would argue that instead of producing pacifism devoid of reality the

Arendt would argue that instead of producing pacifism

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believes that this form of governmental rule is weak and therefore inhumane. Arendt would argue that “instead of producing pacifism devoid of reality, the insight to the structure of modern wars, guided and mobilized by fear, might have led to conditions under which people no longer wish to live.” According to Arendt, the murder of the kids by the Capitol is inhumane as it dehumanizes them prior to the murder in which leaves no trails or sense of emotions to the victim of the murder. This act of murder is classified by Arendt as worse than a regular murder as she states that, “murder is only a limited evil.” This so-called limited evil happens as the
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Fortino murder victim still possesses his individuality and yet still recognized as a man and not just another dead body. In The Hunger Games, as the kids compete in a gladiator-like arena to kill one another, their sense of individuality for one another had been overpowered by their fear of dying. This sense of individuality is also not present among the law enforcers of Panem called the “peacekeepers.” These militaristic soldiers are seen all throughout all the different districts to enforce all the laws and policies and to ensure that everyone conforms to the totalitarian party. In the lens of Arendt, these inhumane police force would cater to serve the purpose of keeping uniformity in people by getting rid of any outliers of the system. In today’s society there are many nations around the world that still lead a country based on fear. North Korea for instance, uses their military constantly to inflict fear to their people in order to keep control of the people. According to Arendt, the leadership of North Korea and Panem would be considered totalitarian since these two nations mainly uses the factor of fear to demand order from the people. Finally, Arendt strongly believes that concentration camps are a threat to the basic natural rights of human beings. This can be seen as she states that, “The real horror of the concentration and extermination camps lies in the fact that the inmates, even if they happen to keep alive, are more effectively cut off from the world of the living than had died because terror enforces oblivion.” This claim assumes that anything that threatens human’s natural rights is seen as evil. In The Hunger Games, concentration camps are not literally present in the film. However, the fundamental idea of human isolation and dehumanization are seen present in the way that the twelve districts are isolated from the Capitol. As Katniss examined the life of the people that live in the Capitol she pointed out that, “They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their
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Fortino longevity, ask the secret of survival.”
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