The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Movies are constantly created by producers and writers to convey a particular meaning to their audience they are reaching out too. The meaning can be interpreted in several ways. For example, one can understand the meaning that was intended by the creators, or it could be an individual’s own understanding of a storyline in the movie. As a movie can be viewed through different perspectives, a dominant male named Louis Althusser created the theory of Interpellation and the Role of ISAs and RSAs to help further understand movies. Althusser’s theory explains that people in power will remain in power and others will be controlled by those in power (Hartt-Fournier, Lecture 2). Furthermore, the role of ISA, known as the Ideological State …show more content…

This exhibits the dominant power the state is holding in the game. As Katniss and Peeta do not want to leave the other behind, they decide to commit suicide by eating night lock berries. This changes everything and the state changes the rules once again to announce that Katniss and Peeta are both winners of the 74th annual Hunger Games. This is the first time a district has ever changed the rules of the state, but the state is not pleased with this decision as they know there will be repercussions. Moreover, this is the first time the government RSA is completely dared by those who are a part of the class of struggling showing change in the government. Therefore, as the movie progressed, the negative focus of the repressive apparatus is clearly evident and that change is necessary to the capitol to help those lives so they can stop fearing the government.
The Hunger Games takes place every year and is a widely watched game by both the capitol and those who reside in each district. The game is a form of media (press, radio, and television) which falls under the category of communications ISA stated by Louis Althusser. In the film, the capitol watches the game and views it as entertainment to pass time as they enjoy a glass of champagne; whereas people in the districts are forced to watch the game being screened or at home. This shows that the class of struggle follow what


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