Battle Royale Reinterpretation
Kyle Kato
Drury University - St Robert










In a movie based on psychological human interaction, mixed with the Darwin Effect, Battle Royale is a great templet to push individuals towards a common goal. Even though the process in which it was done was violent and malicious, it did teach individuals how to survive on their own, and show the importance of human understanding and empathy. The movie itself is like Kubrick 's def ining film, A Clockwork Orange charts the experiences of a group of disillusioned and violent youths. It's a film of dark contrasts and the young men that lead the narrative are frightening in their amoral perspectiv e and vicious in their actions. Getting high, running rampant, and beating up perfect strangers are hallmarks of the very worst teenagers but society often has a generalized view of youth - they're all the same. As well as the most recent movie series The Hunger Games, which pits different districts, 12 in all, in a winner take all event with 12 participants, voluntary or randomly selected. These chosen few fight to the death until there is only one left standing, this is done to show the different districts that war or uprising will not be tolerated. Although Battle Royale shows malicious teens to be responsible for their actions, the way it was done would not hold up to the standards of research psychologist today.
The idea of put delinquent adolescents together to have the greater understanding of empathy and responsibility is a just and forward thinking venture. It suggests my current place of employment, Piney Ridge. Piney Ridge Center is a 96-bed residential treatment center which helps rehabilitate adolescent children with sexual and physical abusive behaviors. CITATION Woo16 \l 1033 (Woodridge, 2016) This center is the way in this modern civilization I would replicate my research. One of the greater issues we would run into is the willingness of the individuals to carry out their treatments. Of course, I would change that no one would get killed or hurt if possible, however like Piney Ridge, I would place in a protection based prevention initiative that would prevent this from occurring. However, I believe in rehabilitation, so those individuals who do not wish to take advantage of these services will be placed in isolation with just therapy and yard time until they choose to partake in their treatment programs. I would also implement a community garden and for certain individuals, an animal training program just like the one's in curtain prisons. For example: The residents would learn how to teach all the required basic service dog behaviors , train the dogs in the 55 behaviors required for certification. After completion, the residents would then become men tors for new residents entering the program. The benefits for the resident s and society are extensive. In this program, they are taught a skill set (training service dogs) that can be used as community service for some individuals and helps with their future as a means for employment. This will have a direct impact on reducing re-offender rate by showing them responsibility and empathy for others . It is important to point out that since the start of similar program s in 2008, the recidivism rate is less than 3%. CITATION Pat16 \l 1033 (PAWS, 2016) This program will assist disab led American veterans and similar individuals in need of assistance with service dogs. The community garden s are also helpful for example; it'll help the youth with offer ing unique opportunities to teach youth about: Where food comes from , Practical math skills , Basic business principles , The importance of community and stewardship , Issues of environmental sustainability , Job and life skills a nd, the Community gardening is a healthy, inexpensive activity for youth that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way. There are also h ealth y properties to this process for example: Studies have shown that community gardeners and their children eat healthier diets than do non-gardening families. Eating locally produced food reduces asthma rates, because children can consume manageable amounts of