Essay on Hunger Games

686 Words Nov 24th, 2010 3 Pages
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. Propaganda is use to control the citizens of society. “The real message is clear, ‘Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger we will destroy ever last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen’” (Collins 19). This is the constant message the Capitol is telling the districts of what they can do, and this makes the citizens afraid of
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“Then came the Dark Days, the uprising of the districts against the Capitol. Twelve defeated the thirteenth obliterate” (Collins 18). The Capitol used their power and technology they had to defeat the districts, soon after the Capitol created the Hunger Games in order to take control of the districts and punish them for their rebellion. The dystopian protagonist that is present in the Hunger Games is Katniss Everdeen. “Finally, I am too restless to even stay in bed. I pace the floor, heart beating too fast, breathing too short. My room feels like a prison cell. I run down hall to the door to the roof. The energy field enclosing the roof prevents any desperate form of escape” (Collins 148) Katniss is often struggling to escape or feels like she’s trap, she knows that she’s a tribute in the hunger games and is afraid that she will never see her family again if she doesn’t come out as the victor. Through Katniss’s perspective you can easily recognize that there is something wrong with the society that she lives in. “ I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own” (Collins 237). Katniss knows that the Capitol is cruel and wrong for having the hunger games, forcing the tributes to kill one another
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