Book Review: The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games is a a trilogy of novels written by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy of novels are titled The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games was released in 2008 and later adapted into a film in 2012. The film series consists of four films based off all three books, however the last book, Mockingjay, was decided into a two part film.

The Hunger Games trilogy is set in dystopian, Panem, that consists of 13 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol is the utopia city of Panem, in which all the wealthy and powerful citizens reside. This is also where the central government of Panem can be found. The leader of this government is President Snow, who runs a tyrannical dictatorship over Panem. With complete political and
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Almost always, the proletariats eventually end up revolting against the bourgeoisie. The society presented in The Hunger Games suggests this. The Capitol, or the bourgeoisie, is the wealthiest and most powerful city in Panem. Having complete control and access to all of the districts resources. District 12, the coal mining district of Panem, is the poorest of them all. Having barely any resources and almost all their coal taken from them by the Capitol, citizens often starve or die during the winter. The other districts live a similar lifestyle, therefore being the proletariats. As you can see, there is a drastic difference and inequality between the Capitol and the districts. Marxism states that the only way for real equality to be achieved is through violent revolution and the sharing of all goods. In The Hunger Games the revolution is lead by the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, from District 12. Seeing the people around her struggling for their life while the Capital enjoys a life of bliss enrages her. When she volunteers to participate in the annual Hunger Games and defy the Capitals rules while playing the games, she starts a revolution. Katniss’ character is a Marxist thinker, by knowing that the only way to over throw the Capitol is if all the districts came together to fight for equality and

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