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Examples of Transcendental Thought

By: Danielle Diehl
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By Danielle Diehl Transcendental Thought Examples "The Hunger Games" "Footloose" By Selena Gomez "Who Says" Self-reliance Katniss is self-reliant when she has to save herself from starvation after her father's death puts her mother into a depressed state. Katniss saves herself by learning to hunt and find food for herself. She proves she can take care of herself without anyone else's help by hunting most of her food and trading for the rest. Katniss has no one but herself to rely on when she is inside the kill or be killed arena. She must survive on her own by finding food and keeping an eye out for her enemies. She relies on her wit and hunting abilities to win the Hunger Games. Importance of Nature The woods surrounding Katniss' district are the only place where Katniss feels safe and remotely happy. They provide her family and her with vital resources such as food and medical herbs. The woods are her safeguard and are the place where Katniss feels she can fully express herself because she is away from the strict society of Panem. In "Footloose," the town's teenagers refuse to conform to their town's strict policies of no dancing, partying, or loud music. They rebel by having parties and dancing in secret. Nonconformity Free Thought In "Footloose," Ren brings his free thinking to the town and convinces them to rebel against their strict dancing rules. He is able to give the teenagers of Bomont what was previously unthinkable, a prom, by working hard towards it. Confidence In "Footloose," Ren is confident in his dancing abilities and ability to reinstate dancing in Bomont. He is able to back up these claims by bringing prom back to Bomont. Katniss shows her non-conformity to the strict socity of Panem by trespassing into the woods. Katniss disobeys the Panem laws about not going into the woods surrounding her district "even though trespassing in the woods is illegal and poaching carries the severest of penalties." Non-Conformity "When it comes to me, I wouldn't want to be anybody else
I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me" Confidence "Who says you're not star potential
Who says you're not presidential
Who says you can't be in movies" This is evidence of free thought because it is saying you can be whatever you want to be. Free Thought Nonconformity "Who says you're not perfect
Who says you're not beautiful, who says?" The entire song is evidence of nonconformity as the artist challenges the listener to not conform to what other people think and say By: Suzanne Collins Summary Ren McCormack moves to the small town of Bomont after his mother dies. Bomont has banned dancing, partying, and loud music after five teens died in a car wreck after a party. Ren and the preacher of Bomont's daughter work to bring back dancing to the small town. Bibliography Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. N. pag. Web. 1 October 2012.
"Who Says" by Selena Gomez The artist is confident in herself because she believes she is beautiful and would not want to be anyone besides herself.
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