Beliefs, values, knowledge, language, symbols, objects and behaviors are some of the elements of a culture. A culture is the basic element that is required to form a structure of a society and it gives an identity to the groups. However, conflicts, coercion and power can damage these elements. As a result, the entire structure of a society would become fragmented. People would follow the commands dictated to them by the coercive figures and less on their values and beliefs. It will also adversely impact on their knowledge and behavior; hence, it would give rise to an uncivilized society.
“The Hunger Games” is a perfect example to explain my point of view regarding the conflict theories and how it affects the elements of culture. In this movie, the politically, socially and economically advantaged groups rule over the weaker ones. It has been shown in the movie that how the coercive forces group the children in a competition where they were supposed to compete against each other to survive. The movie is based on the concept that “only the most powerful can survive”. The movie clearly depicts that how authorities of the Capitol used their powers to bring the change in the social order of Panem. Inequality is the major highlighted issue in the movie that was formed due to oppressive rule. Fear is another key aspect shown in the movie which has adversely affected the mental and psychological health of the people.