In the stories "The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson, and "The Hunger Games," by Suzanne Collins, both societies have a dysfunctional view of life, use other's fear as a weapon, and use violence as a way to solve problems. "The Lottery" and "The Hunger Games" start off in very similar ways. In "The Lottery," the town is beginning to prepare and
Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are both ruled by an oppressive government in a futuristic society. In Fahrenheit 451 the government keeps the people in check by using the power of ignorance. They purposely make sure the people’s only source of outside knowledge is through technology they control, TV. They take extreme measures when the people are not compliant and burn their house down along with property. The Hunger Games government on the other hand take a more direct approach in their attempts to make the people ignorant.
George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is a pessimistic and dystopian novel. Throughout the novel we are shown a sense of oppression and totalitarianism. In the beginning of the novel Winston, who has a strong sense of individuality rebels against Big brother, who is the dictating party. He writes in big words in his diary “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER.”(Orwell 2013: 36-37) At the end of the novel the party tortures and brainwashes Winston into accepting the ideals of the party. This shows what a horrific world Winston lives in.
The world portrayed in Nineteen Eighty-Four is controlled by a power that lets the community live in fear of always doing something that won’t be approved, even the thoughts of a mind can be in crime. With even certain activities and thoughts can make you disappear. Our society of this day and age could not be ruled in this way or could even imagine to be control by Big Brother and the Party. Nineteen Eighty- Four is a story of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens.
The Hunger Game and 1984 “ In the United States today approximately 15 to 20 percent are in the poor, lower class; 30 to 40 percent are in the working class; 40 to 50 percent are in the middle class; and 1 to 3 percent are in the rich, upper class.” The novel 1984 written by George Orwell is a dystopian novel about a man named Winston Smith, who struggles to find individuality in an oppressive government, that scrutinizes every human action of their citizens. The second novel is The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collin, this novel is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers for her sister in an event that the government created to keep control of their citizens. Both these novels are built on a hierarchy with a totalitarian dictator. In The Hunger Games and 1984, these novels address the injustice of social hierarchy, destructive nature of the government, and the dangers of abusive powers. These novels are showing what could possibly happen to today’s society if the power ends up leading to corruption.
Comparing the societies of these novels based on; while Hunger Games has a story of a society which has inequalities and differences, The Giver has a society that is too perfect, emotionless and same. In Hunger Games what creates the rebellion is inequality and extreme differences between poor and rich people. Country called Panem is divided in Capitol and districts from 1 to 12. The wealthiest is the Capitol and from District 1 to District 12, the level of poverty and hunger increases. Withal, Hunger Games are mortal games which are designed to
In King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, the world is divided by blood type. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Panem is a destroyed country divided into districts that send a male and female tribute to death every year. Both books present two female outcasts that are fed up with their worlds, and attempt to save themselves and the people they love. Aveyard and Collins both use character archetype and mood to present the theme of that when you are being controlled by someone you want to get out you want to get away. Even though it might be hard, as long as you hold what and who you love most you will always find a way back to them.
The Hunger Games is a deadly game to the death held annually, occurring to entertain the capitol. The Hunger Games is a result of a past rebellion, and is informed by the victorious Capitol as a punishment for the wrongdoing districts. The plot turns as Katniss Everdeen is selected as the female tribute of district 12. It was love that guided Katniss along her life-changing journey, which also drove the events of the Hunger Games along. Sacrifice is one of the huge factors of Katniss and Peeta winning the Hunger Games.
Symbolism through Naming in The Hunger Games Trilogy Names in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins are rife with symbolism, both evident and hidden. Through a study of the symbolism behind the names of characters and places, readers can see that Collins addresses far more complex issues and ideas in The Hunger Games trilogy that it may initially seem through a simple surface reading. In her book, Katniss the Cattail, Valerie Frankel tells readers, “There are Roman names and flower names, set as opposites in a world poised on revolution. There are military names, echoing battles in our own history and their link to the battles of Panem—history will never stop cycling” (246). Collins evidently agrees with Frankel that history is
Each of the twelve districts is responsible for a certain production of a special good for an example in district 12 they specialize in coalmining. Together all of the districts work to provide something for the capitol. The districts do barely interact with each other due to it being illegal, and therefore, each district has a selection of different culture and values. Welfare levels depend on the goods that each district produces and is vary significantly, districts, such as 10, 11 and 12, are rather poor and have to work long hours to provide food for themselves and their familys. The richer districts like 1, 2, and 4, though are rich but not nearly as wealthy as the Capitol itself.