The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Is society capable of living in a flawless world, in a true utopia? In Sir Thomas More’s novel, Utopia, a paradisiacal island is depicted containing a faultless society. Since the release of this work in 1516, countless authors have used this idea to create their own perfect worlds. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is a prime byproduct of More’s utopia. However, the key difference between both novels is the intended creation of a utopia or dystopia. Collins understood that her text portrayed a true dystopia whereas More believed his world to be a utopia. Throughout each text, there are numerous comparisons between both societies which makes the reader ponder how similar and different the two worlds are.
In the novel, The Hunger Games, the setting takes place in the country of Panem; within it lay 12 districts. The protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, along with her mother and sister live in District 12, the poorest of them all. Since the death of her father, Katniss became the family provider, doing anything necessary for their well-being. The author begins the book on ‘reaping’ day in preparation for the annual Hunger Games. The ‘Hunger Games’ consist of a male and female tribute from each district, which are randomly or voluntarily chosen to fight to the death.
The government system, known as the Capitol, created this cruel game in order to instill fear and remind the citizens of the country’s authoritative supremacy. There are many themes displayed in The Hunger Games that…

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