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Hunger Games Dystopia

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In the dystopian society that is Panem, Katniss and other tributes exert as much power as they possibly can. The tributes that are against the hunger games exert power to try and turn people away from The Games, the main characters that try to do this are Katniss and Peeta. Some ways that they try to exert power against The Capitol are; Peeta telling Caesar he likes Katniss during his interview, Katniss taking care of rues dead body and the two of them in the end choosing that they would die together. The exertion of power by the tributes represents how even in a dystopia people can be made to feel sympathetic of others and that when courage and faith is used in the right way, people can make a difference to how things are. In a traditional…show more content…
“Hold them out. I want everyone to see.” (Collins, 2008, pg. 418). When peter says this he expresses how he wants people to see how the two of them would rather die than have to kill another. In this scene the two of them in a way blackmail the game makers into letting them survive. At this point in the novel it seems as though the viewers had all accepted that they didn’t want Katniss or Peeta to die because of the fact that they appeared to be in love. In a perfect dystopian world the audience probably wouldn’t want either to live, nor would they care about them enough to want them to live. Power is exerted by Katniss and Peeta who make the audience adore them as a couple. Katniss and Peeta exert power during the Hunger Games to stay alive. They try to turn people away from The Games. Peeta telling Caesar he likes Katniss during his interview, Katniss taking care of rues dead body and the two of them in the end choosing that they would die together are all ways that the two of them exert power from The Capitol. The exertion of power represents how even in a dystopia, people can be made to feel sympathetic towards others. Katniss and Peeta change the opinions of hundreds by exerting power against the dystopian
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