What Is The Theme Of The Hunger Games

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The story The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins takes place in the fictional country of Panem, a nation governed by the tyrannical Capitol being served by the twelve districts. The districts are strictly ordered to obey the Capitol, or face severe punishment. Throughout the story, it is shown that the Capitol exploits the workforce of the districts, while hoarding all of the luxuries for itself. Life in the Capitol is luxurious, with extravagant food and water being plentiful and available at the push of a button. On the other hand, many people in the districts slowly die from famine and disease. The Capitol has the ability to tear apart the already troubled lives of any citizens that dare to step out of line, and there is no shortage of this presented throughout the story. The Capitol of Panem hoards all of the country’s wealth for itself, while each of the districts is wracked with varying degrees of poverty and hardship. The Capitol is especially notable for its obsession with appearance and luxury goods. While the Capitol itself is widely known for its beauty, its citizens are notorious for having a peculiar fashion sense. In Chapter 4, the Capitol is described by saying, “The cameras haven’t lied about its grandeur. If anything, they have not quite captured the magnificence of the glistening buildings in a rainbow of hues that tower into the air, … the oddly dressed people with bizarre hair and painted faces who have never missed a meal,” (Collins, page 59). The
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