A totalitarian regime suppresses the wants of the society and denies them the basic necessities of life. Through the portrayal of a totalitarian regime that oppresses the citizens in order to maintain wealth and power for a certain group of the population of Panem, Suzanne Collins warns against the idea of the government controlling every part of the citizens’ lives. In her book The Hunger Games, Collins appeals to the citizens of tyrannical governments such as North Korea, who have similar governments as the Capitol, and to the youth of America to be actively aware of their own political situation (Collins 18). The increasing dictatorship of the reigning Capitol played a key role in fueling the sparks of a revolution after Katniss Everdeen was chosen to be one of the tributes (Collins 24). Collins urges the youth of America to be actively aware of the political situation in order to prevent the tyranny of a totalitarian regime.
After some of the Districts tried to rebel a long time ago the Capitol put the Games in, where two tributes (a boy and a girl, ages 12-18) get picked by lottery “Reaping” to kill each other in the Games for the Capitol’s entertainment. Katniss
“Why? You think she bought into that sappy romance stuff?” “She might have. Seemed pretty simple minded to me. Every time I think about her spinning around in that dress, I want to puke.” (Collins 162) This shows us that Peeta teamed up with the Careers and made Katniss lose a lot of trust in him. Before the Games started we saw that Katniss and Peeta actually started to develop a relationship, but when she overheard that conversation it made her trust dissipate.
This is when Katniss Everdeen detaches from her feminine role. Arguably, this could also be a feminine act because mothers or mother figures will do anything in order to protect their children. In addition, this also corresponds with the identification with the masculine as Katniss chooses a path were a feminine never really travels through, as she moves away from her old life, to fight for her future life.
Katniss had to be responsible for keeping her family and friends safe and alive, but she also had to take care of herself. In chapter eleven the Hunger Games had began and Katniss left behind the bow that was supposed to “belong to her”. She knew that there was no way she could have survived without it, but she also knew that it was her fault and she had to survive without it. In Chapter 13 Katniss was being “chased” by a fire and fire balls were being thrown at her. She got severely burned and couldn’t do much at all so she had to fix her own leg because there was no one else to help her.
For instance, When the Mayor of district 12 begins to tell the history of Panem at the Reaping, Katniss says, “The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate” (Collins 18). The Hunger Games require tributes from each district as a punishment for the uprising that happened in district 13. This punishment by the Capitol is a way to demonstrate to the people that any efforts of revolt against the system in future would result in severe punishments and deaths.Subsequently in the novel, when Katniss questions about the Avox, Haymitch comments, “Someone who commited a crime. They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77).
Each sacrifice is done because of the people these characters love. Firstly, in the Hunger Games sacrifice is visible at the very beginning and influence on the act of entire book. Children’s are forced to fight to the death in an arena for entertainment. Kattniss puts her life on the line when she decides to go in arena instead of her younger sister. However, that is not the only sacrifice she is making.
They would have never have achieved this feat if they did not have hope. The most important symbol in the Hunger Games is the mockingjay, a cross between a jabberjay and a mockingbird. The mockingjay is a symbol of justice, but it can serve as a source of hope. Katniss gave the mockingjay pin to Prim, telling her that as long as she has it, she will be safe. After Katniss was selected as tribute, Primrose in turn gave the pin back to her, once again telling Katniss that the pin would keep her safe.
reversed answers about pregnancy Katniss Peeta, no plans have been set up by her along with Katniss, namely to attract the sympathy of the audience Hunger Games. And apparently it worked. After hearing the answer delivered Peeta, the audience reacted. With a voice that overlap each other, they shouted seilah accusation to the Capitol about how cruel they are if they continue this game, given the current state of Katniss. This opportunity is an opportunity for Katniss and Peeta especially to get support from the audience who felt sorry for them, especially for Katniss.
She went against everyone and decided to spare the already dying president Snow, but aimed her bow up and hit president Coin killing her in front of every district and the citizens of the Capitol. Katniss tried to take a Nightlock pill, which is a purple poisonous pill given to the rebellion soldiers, before Peeta Mellark prevented her from slipping the pill into her