The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins about a lower class girl who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a striking upper class lifestyle. Growing up in District 12, it was very hard for Katniss Everdeen to picture life on the wealthier side. She lives in a country called Panem, which is divided into 12 districts. All 12 districts are controlled by one greater force, the Capitol. The Capitol is known for it’s lavish lifestyle and harsh methods of control. The Capitol controls the media, the schools, the food supply and most importantly, the people. Panem suffers from immense class differences, harsh body modifications, glorified spectacles of violence, and monstrous sponsorships. Life in Panem is a lot more similar to life in modern day America than most people would like to admit. Class differences account for a large portion of the problems in The Hunger Games. With the Capitol standing as an elite, the system works it’s way down from there. The first few districts are the wealthiest and tend to be favored by the government. But the districts deteriorate quickly as they move down the chain. The last 6 districts are the poorest districts. Throughout the country, there are many more people in the lower class than there are in the upper class. This creates a huge advantage for the Capitol. Because the citizens are so poor, they are forced to rely off of the Government, some people more than others. This is demonstrated through Katniss’s thoughts in the book.…

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