Undergraduate Research Paper
Through a Marxist analytical lens, this research presents a critical examination of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Netflix Original Squid Game (2021). With the objective of exposing the major liabilities of a modern capitalist model, this paper provides context and a framework of Marxist analysis, followed by a discussion of the media form itself, the illusion of freedom, and elements of dehumanization and violence. It also examines the rapacious urgency of supply and demand, perpetuated by capitalism in the television show, as well as in its parallel manifestation in reality.
University of Washington
TCOM 444: Gender, Ethnicity, Class, And The Media
Arakaki, Yuri A.
"Anti-Capitalist Ideologies Uncovered in the Marxist Analysis of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Netflix Original Squid Game (2021),"
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship: Vol. 7:
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