In the dystopian novel, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins in the beginning creates a depressed mood. For example, at the beginning of the story when the author reveals how the hard years of the life in District 12 have affected the people. Katniss wakes up the day of the reaping she thinks of all the people of District 12 gathered together waiting to see if they or their child will be sent to their deathbed. The character thinks, “Men and women with hunched shoulders, swollen knuckles, many who have long stopped trying to scrub the coal dust out of their broken nails, the lines of their sunken
The novel The Handmaid 's Tale written by Margret Atwood is about how the government chose to have power over the way the community was controlled and be in command of the lives of men and women. The novel unfolds from the view of a middle-aged woman named Offred who questions beliefs and rules that have been accepted by the society. Offred is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead who is persistently questioning the government beliefs and regulations. Her character pushes the restrictions arranged by the government. This is illustrated in details through her disobedience against the social principles, her methods of challenging them and the final result of her challenge.
It focuses the hatred and rage of the people away from Big Brother and towards the “enemy” as well as providing excuses for the second rate life of the citizens. Oceania is and has always been at war with Eurasia, but during Hate Week, the enemy changes to Eastasia. The party immediately disregards all of the evidence showing that Oceania has been at war with Eurasia. Doublethink causes the people to hold and then accept the false idea that they had always been at war with Eastasia, even though material
The hunger games by Suzanne Collins is typically called a dystopian novel. Since it sheds the light upon a utopian society that is controlled by the government. A society that is fooled by the totalitarian government of the Capitol in order to maintain power, and prevent the uprising of the Districts.that authority is practiced by making people from the districts live in a dehumanized state using another form of dystopia which is propaganda for the reason that they showed them the penalty of disobedience. Another characteristic of a dystopian society that we can see in the novel are keeping the players during the games under surveillance at all times, and everywhere. The last thing that make "The Hunger Games" a supreme example of a dystopian society is the fact that freedom is restricted by forcing the families from the districts to send their kids to death, also known as the hunger games.
Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games is about stereotyping and dehumanization as ways government uses to control ordinary citizens of Panem. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, is forced to take part in the Hunger Games, which is one of the main approaches to dominate over the country. Even though Katniss is pressed to face various difficulties, the novel focuses on political and social problems that are faced in modern society. The definition of the word dehumanization by Merriam-Webster is to ‘depriving human qualities, personality, or split’.
“Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The household budget became even more smaller; so now the maid was dismissed;.... They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much as when it was new” (Kafka 33). The Samsa also sold their jewelries.
Using Wollstonecraft’s book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman to analyze the Hunger Games this essay demonstrates how men and women are equal. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman critiques how the society demeaned women during Wollstonecraft’s time. Wollstonecraft was a feminist considered
After watching the yahoos for a time, Gulliver says, “So that, thinking I had seen enough, full of contempt and aversion, I got up, and pursued the beaten road…” (340). Because the yahoos are so bad, when Gulliver returns to his home land, he cannot stand the sight of his wife and children. He says, “But I must freely confess the sight of them filled me only with hatred, disgust, and contempt and the more, by reflecting on the near alliance I had to them” (379). Because of Gulliver’s disgust at yahoos, and now humans, he cannot stand the thought of being around his family. He can only see the bad side of people.
The novel Macbeth was set in the 16th century and of Mice and Men was set in the 1930s almost three centuries apart. Even though both novels were set in different centuries, Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife have the same inherent characteristics. Lady Macbeth has a very dominant and powerful role in shaping the events in the play. Her greed and avarice lead to Macbeth committing the crime. “Was the hope drunk wherein you dress’d yourself?”
Totalitarian governments, such as Nazi Germany, and their use of controversial techniques in order to rise power are significant influences on literature, creating parallels between it and novels such as 1984 by George Orwell. The system deployed by the Nazi regime in order to rise to power was undoubtedly, while immoral, very effective in eliciting the results desired by its enforcers. State sponsored murder or execution, prevalent in both Nazi Germany and 1984, were utilized by the government to incite hatred within its citizens. Big Brothers overbearing presence in the citizens lives strikingly resembles the relationship that dictators such as Adolf Hitler held with countries through implementation of similar propaganda techniques seen in