Stereotypes In The Hunger Games, By Suzanne Collins

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Collins also portrays a clear division between the two classes using exaggeration of their lifestyles. Some of the ways she portrays this is through financial inequities, mass media as a tool of power and control and alienation from the natural world. Katniss describes her district as "District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety”. By this, she means that District 12 is the poorest district and can't even afford enough food for its people. In contrast, the Capitol is a place of seemingly infinite wealth, especially compared with District 12. One meal of theirs, as Katniss states, would take her days to assemble. “I don't recognize the grain, our own tessera rations cook down to an unattractive brown mush. Fancy rolls would mean another
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