Introduction: In the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins an important idea the writer developed was the idea of Governmental Control and Oppression. This idea was important as it helped me understand an important message for teenager, the idea that laws could control some populations and abused of its power could cause those living suffering. Paragraph 1: Governmental Control in the “Hunger Games” was something that was really highlighted as people in the capitol had control over those living in the district. The district had strict laws inflicted upon them, making life difficult. Unable or making it really difficult to manage life and feedstocks, while those living in the capitol are free with an easy going life. Such power is capable of controlling those living in the district, making them fight for power while they watch for personal entertainment, “This is the capitol's way of reminding us, now totally we are at their mercy”. Another example of the capitol's power is that “Each district must nominate one boy and one girl for this years annual hunger games; control over the people, denial is something impossible for those living in the district. The freedom of the people …show more content…
The capitol believe that they are in charge because they are more wealthier than those raised in the districts. As a teenager I learnt the idea of equal rights and that both societies should be treated evenly, because if the segregation continues we can no longer call ourselves human, as we think we are better than a similar being to us. There is no perfect utopia in any world, even in the hunger games. Those living in the capitol may believe that they are superior but in the end they will probably be rebelled against and crushed as a society. There is no perfect utopia for anyone. We are all equal
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Many of the Dystopian protagonist felt trapped soon after most of them became equal. During the war the country fights if people remain ignorant but if people are free things would be much better and you could express your ideas “War is peace, freedom is slavery, Ignorance is slavery” . Everyone was equal but nobody was smarter or quicker than anyone “Nobody was stronger or better looking,” because everyone became equal after the 211th, 212th and 213th amendment was enforced. The gamemakers of The Hunger Game are the people who are completely in control “Keeping eyes on the district 12” of the competition
There is no longer a District 13. They also mention that the games are their way of forgiving the districts. A final example of propaganda from The Hunger Games is when Haymitch tells Peeta and Katniss to convince the people watching they love each other. He says that if they were “star crossed lovers” they could get more sponsors and people would feel sorry for them. Another characteristic used in The Hunger Games, is that citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.
While this government is perceived to be “perfect”, there are lots of flaws that are being hidden from the citizens. While the tributes are preparing for the hunger games, they are starting to recognize these flaws in their own government and seeing how they are literally right under their noses and they did not notice them before. This is because
These twelve districts, including the Capital, make up what is known as Panem. Each year, they host the “Hunger Games,” which is a fight to the death which keep the districts from rebelling against the Capital. In the book, Katniss and Peeta anger the Capital when they played them so the two could both win the Hunger Games and go home safely. Although they are safe now, doesn’t mean they will be later because their stunt angered the Capital and they want revenge. Eventually, Katniss and her supporters fight against the Capital hoping to eradicate, Snow, the
In the Hunger Games, the government punished the inhabitants after the rebellion, to punish them, the government invented the hunger games. The hunger games is a TV show that makes two people of each tribute go in an arena. In the arena, you need to kill or die. Nowadays, we can’t even think of who could actually invent a TV show like that, but in the Hunger Games, it seems to be totally normal. In the book, the government changed because they became stricter and stricter, they wanted more and more.
The twelve districts in theory should view the Hunger Games as the necessary tool that keeps Panem from uprising and self-destruction, however, the reception of the Games in the really poor districts clearly shows that the Capitol cannot reform them to think so. Statistically, the poor districts are always the most likely to lose one year’s competition because they lack resources to train tributes and their children are starving. Therefore, the response to the Hunger Games in the poor districts who are on the brink of starvation is the most dramatic. Citizens of districts such as 11 and 12 can only view the Games as injustice because once a child is chosen at the Reaping he or she is evidently doomed to die. There are rare exceptions as the
Oftentimes, people read their favorite books or watch popular movies and they are completely oblivious to the origin of the theme(s). In fact, a collection of recent movies, books and paintings include themes dating back to mid-19th century. Indeed, the 19th century transcendentalists inspired many of today’s influential artists. For instance, mainstream movies like the “Star Wars” saga, best selling books such as the Hunger Games series, and distinguished artwork like Dispersion all suggest transcendentalist themes. Even though humanity moved farther away from simple lifestyle, some ideas from transcendentalists remain prominent in modern movies, books, and paintings.
In the Hunger Games the Capitol, led by President Snow is behind the brutal competition that took place annually, one boy and one girl are selected from each twelve districts and our sent to fight to the death. President Snow holds a tyrannical dictatorship which places the power in the people, the majority of whom makes the decisions. He holds total political and economic dominance over panem which is enforcing capital punishment and nuclear devastation. The Capital puts on the Hunger Games world wide to the twelve districts to the Capitol’s power and entertainment. President Snow is a powerful president creating a negative effect on
The Hunger Games is a fascinating series that challenges ideas about government and society. The government and elite citizens force the youth of different economic backgrounds to hunt one another for the amusement of the society’s elites and to demonstrate leadership. The districts have no choice but to obey the president's commands unless they wish to be publically humiliated and killed. Does this represent our political system? We have the freedom of speech but if we tried to start an uprising we would be detained and
The government known as the Capitol uses propaganda all the time to try and keep the people of Panem under control. They use The Hunger Games as something to keep the capitol in control. If the Hunger Games didn’t exist, there would have been an uprising years ago. The first example is that in the beginning of the movie, they have a video that they show before the reaping to try and justify what they are doing. Another example is that they have the pageant in the movie to try and make it look like a nice game show type thing they are doing.
The famous Roman orator and senator Publius Tacitus once wrote that “the more the laws, the more corrupt the government.” A corrupt system always tries to put restrictions and create laws in order to ensure that their power as an authority is not in danger of being disregarded. In Suzanne Collins’ renowned novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol is a corrupt system in Panem because it abuses its powers to control the citizens. It does so by forcing restrictions on the freedom of the people, favoring the rich and imposing harsh punishments.
Since the Declaration of Independence ratified over two centuries ago, the United States of America have become a dominant, strong government. It has come from a vast, resource full land with only Native Americans to a vast, resource full land with every race. Americans seem invisible after all the success that the country has created that people might think that they are invisible, but if something happened inside America with the government, the whole country would go into chaos. If the government tried to recreate the government in The Hunger Games, the population would try to fight back but inevitably fall.
A False ideology that the capitol enforces amongst each district is that they are well taken care of and that the Capitol will do what benefits their citizens in every situation. Unfortunately, Panem is not a democratic civilization that takes input from the members of society. Due to it repressive dystopian society, members of society are forbidden to rebel against the government. Katniss and Peeta, her fellow tribute, recognize the falsity allergies that consist in their society and decide to rebel against the capital with the only leverage they can control their entertainment. Upon the ending of the hunger games, Katniss and Peeta are informed only one tribute may win.
The Hunger Games trilogy revolves around universal dystopian themes such as :oppression, rebellion, class tension as well as appearance vs. reality ," Collins creates the world that on one hand seems quite improbable and extreme, but on the other, vividly reflects some specific issues in a real world, like social inequalities, ignorance and passivity of the people" (Macanić 7). Oppression is perhaps the most common and prevalent dystopian theme as it serves as a warning against a highly probable dark future through shedding light on the dark side of contemporary trends such as advanced technology and reality TV-shows .The Capitol 's oppression operates on two levels; districts and individuals. The districts in general and districts 11 and 12 in particular have suffered great injustices at the ruthless hands of the Capitol ; however, there is no greater injustice than The Hunger Games themselves not only are the people of Panem forced to surrender their children as tributes for the Capitol 's citizens viewing pleasure for a crime they had no hand in committing ,but they are also forced to watch helplessly as their children are killed in the most brutal of manners .In Catching Fire (2009) , President Snow decrees that " the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors" in order to get rid of Katniss once and for all ,and to further assert the Capitol 's dominance and quell any thoughts of rebellion(172).
French philosopher Albert Camus in The Estranged God: Modern Man’s Search for Belief (1966), contextualizes the objectives of youthful rebelliousness when he writes that “with rebellion, awareness is born” (109). Specifically, this statement promotes the notion that “resisting an established power” subsequently allows one to develop a greater command of individual consciousness and autonomy (OED). Thereby, it reflects the frequent but often ineffective efforts of youth to acquire control over the embodiment of their own identity against the intentions of authority figures. This struggle for self and so, the characteristics of youthful resistance, is especially apparent in Suzanne Collins’s novel, The Hunger Games (2008) and Anthony Burgess’s