Examples Of Propaganda In The Hunger Games

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A few of the ways the government will manipulate and distract its people are by the development of a clever social hierarchy system and the believable techniques of propaganda. The totalitarian governments created in George Orwell's 1984 and Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games are very comparable when it comes to the rigid social structure to maintain control and power over its citizens. The social hierarchy developed in the novel The Hunger Games, begins with a leader figure of the nation Panem: President Snow. He runs the futuristic Capitol which lords over all the other twelve districts and portrays economic dominance over Panem. Along with a cabinet of Capitol members with President Snow who assist him with his intelligent governing. The utopian Capitol is very equipped with highly advanced technology and is where all the outrageous, wealthy people live. Their sense of fashion and choice of life is very unique by the varieties of hair and skin colours, creative makeup, and the strange things they choose to dress up in. Districts 1, 2, and 4 are more wealthy than the others and are considered the Capitol’s lap dogs. They are mainly labeled Career Tributes who happily volunteer for the Hunger Games…show more content…
Before the games, the Capitol builds up the names of the tributes before putting them into the arena. They have previews of every tribute, charming one on one interviews, and intense training sessions. The Capitol makes sure that every household is provided with a television or even on the streets so that people can always be watching, “The only time you can count on it is when they're airing the Games or some important government message on television that it's mandatory to watch” (Collins 80). By the Games being publicly televised and it makes the Hunger Games seem more of a sport and entertainment to
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