Rene Girard- Violence and the Sacred ( Sacrifice) – Extra Credit

Rene Girard Violence and the Sacred

Read the article and analyze the movie Purge.

How is Girard’s theory reflected in the movie? How is “sacrifice” keeping the country safe? What is the government’s argument for the annual  “ritual of the purge”? Who is the usual scapegoat? Are humans inherently violent according to Girard and the movie?

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