In a not-too-distant, some 74 years, into the future the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 13 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games; these children are referred to as tributes (Collins, 2008). The Games are meant to be viewed as entertainment, but every citizen knows their purpose, as brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts. The televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eradicate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. The main character
The Hunger Games, the movie, was adapted from the popular young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is sometimes described as another cliche love story for which the young adult genre is infamous. Despite appearances, The Hunger Games illustrates a complex and creative dystopian world with a much
The novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about an event that’s happening live on television where the people in the Capitol selects a boy and girl between the age of twelve and eighteen from each district of Panem to fight against each other in a game of survival where they are forced to fight until death. The person who wins gets a new house for their families with food and they become wealthy and famous. Katniss, the protagonist, is a 16-year-old girl that find out that her younger sister, Prim, was chosen to compete with a boy named Peta. Katniss being the strong- willed teenager volunteer to take her sister’s place. Instead of fighting to the death, Peta and Katniss decide to fake a romantic relationship between each other to manipulate the game and Capitol politicians to become joint winner of THE HUNGER GAMES.
To begin with, The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, which is written by Suzanne Collins. The novel takes place in Penem, a make-believe future where the Capital is surrounded by districts. The districts are like slaves to the Capital, constantly wasting away under horrible living and working conditions in order to give away their rewards of working so hard to the Capital. Because of this, the districts are extremely poor.
In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins expresses two themes. The first one is that we can’t let the government use their power to treat, and use people like they want, they are oppressing them. “At one o’clock, we head of the square. Attendance is mandatory unless you are on deaths door. This evening, officials will come around and check to see if this is the case. If not you will be imprisoned.” (Collins, 16) we can see that the Capitol forces the people to participate in the reaping by threatening them. “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to
The Hunger Games The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has many characteristics of a dystopian society. Propaganda is used throughout the book to control the citizens of society. The people of the twelve districts have their Information, independent thought, and freedom restricted. The type of dystopian control present is corporate control.
The book The Hunger Games, portrays a society where people are treated unfairly based on factors that they cannot control. The people are born into one of 13 districts. There lives vary drastically based on where they are born. Someone born in the Capitol has a completely different life than
The Hunger Games is a well-known book written by Suzanne Collins. A dystopian society is a futuristic, imagined world that has the illusion of a perfect world. In the book, Panem is a dystopian society. It is a dystopian society because it is futuristic, it has constant surveillance, and it exaggerates worst case scenarios
Christen Giordano English 101-068 Matt Stark October 16, 2013 The Hunger Games The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian country called Panem. This country is split up into twelve districts, and the districts are lead by the Capitol. Annually, the Capitol forces children of the districts to fight in the
The Hunger Games promotes the idea of a total government control. The Capitol controls everything that the twelve districts do. The world of Panem is divided into 12 districts where each district has its own role to fulfill from luxury to coal mining. "Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch. This is the Capitol's way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy" (Collins 18). This shows that the districts all pay a yearly sacrifice to the Capitol in the form of tributes. Another of showing that the Games is a dystopian society is that any evidence of an act of rebellion will result in the government having to kill anyone who gets in their way. "Look how he take your children and sacrifice them there is nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District 13" (18).
Soc 1 Sociological analysis In the movie film The Hunger Games, the nation of Panem is a society very dissimilar to our own. This nation once began with 13 districts, until the thirteenth district chose to take action against the oppressors. They were quickly put down, the remaining 12 districts were punished and were forced to fund two participants which were known as tributes , a boy and a girl of young age to the Capitol each year to compete in the Hunger Games which is a brutal fight to the death. The winner of the huger games is then rewarded with a number of rewards, as well as their home district receives an extra amount of food for one year. The government of Panem administrates these annual “games” as a reminder
To me dystopian literature is dystopian for a reason. The word dystopian means a imaginative society that is dehumanizing as possible. Thats why we have to be thankful for what we have. No internet. Small rations of food. Limitations to everything. That would be a dystopia. The book the Hunger Games is a good example of a dystopia. Because its society doesn’t have the luxuries that the president has. Nor the food. Plus they are forced to fight in an event on tv where they kill eachother. About 9/10 teenagers would rather not do that.
Bryan Lanz M. Tabut BSCE – V03 The Hunger Games The Hunger Games is a science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. Katness Everdeen is the main character in the story where she played in the annual event of Hunger games. She lives in the dystopian. The Capitol, is a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and girl aged 12-18 from each of the districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to complete in televised battle to the death.
Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, imagines a world where people are divided by district just like the real world does with the high, middle, low classes. This book is full of themes, literary devices and also talks about how the government — in this case the Capitol — oppresses their citizens.
Discuss in which ways and how far the dystopian elements in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games echo those in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Dystopian literature adheres to certain conventions; the theme of a dystopian future typically encompasses a severely repressed society, with socio-political dysfunction and class stratification. Themes of surveillance, censorship