The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Essay

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The Hunger Games novel written by Suzanne Collins reflects significant issues in the reality world nowadays which relate to the humanity, the poverty, the violence,… It describes the issues through the characters and what happens in the story, and the most significant issue occurs throughout the novel is the gap between rich and poor people. In the beginning of the novel, Suzanne Collins describes clearly the scene of the poverty, the terrible fear of the 12-district’s villagers, in contrast to the wealthy of the Capitol’s citizens. The inequality of social classes becomes the theme of the novel because of its relation and the effects to the plots of the story. And the reason, which leads to that issue, is the policies of the dictatorship…show more content…
Children in District 12 have no chances for education and have to work as an adult in order to feed their family. Katniss has to hunt illegally and even risk her life to get into the forest to find food for her family (Sparknotes, n.d.). Some other villagers are not able to hunt so that means Katniss’s family is luckier than many other families in the same district (Sparknotes, n.d.). When she is in the Capitol, the meal, which she is having, makes her remember about the basic meal at home. “Chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in a creamy sauce laid on a bed of pearly white grain, tiny green peas and onions, rolls shaped like flowers, and for dessert, a pudding the color of honey” (Collins, S., 2008, p.79). The luxurious meal shows the significant different in living standard because of the various dishes in the meal in compare with a usual daily bread in District 12. “I try to imagine assembling this meal myself back home” (Collins, S., p.79). At home, Katniss has to hunt for food, but here at the Capitol, people just sit there, wait for the meal is ready to be served.
Besides the gap between the Capitol and District 12, the tesserae is the most recognizable system that reflects the inequality of the people in the same district. The tributes are picked randomly but it seems like the poor children have more risk than the rich children. Poor children have to put their name to the reaping

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