Hierarchy And Class In The Hunger Games By George Orwell

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Hierarchy and class
Robert Plank wrote in his psychological study on Nineteen Eighty-Four that Orwell describes a truly unbearable regime; which, as we assume, could be real someday. Yet he argues that that society will be inevitable. „As long as we are under the impression of the book, we are forced to believe, that this will be out future“.
All dystopias have a strict division of the citizens by abilities and class. In Nineteen Eighty-Four there are capitalist and proles, Party and non-Party citizens, all controlled by Ingsoc - the Party and apparently ruled by the Big Brother. The 2008 to 2010 published book series The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, tells the story of "Panem", a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and twelve districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children are chosen to participate in an annual televised and deathly competition called The Hunger Games. In Collins’ novel the hierarchical structure starts with President Snow as the head. He is followed by the citizens of the capitol. Hierarchically descending and locally further away from the capitol follow the twelve districts. They are distinguished by their abilities, starting with District One, which produces luxury items like diamonds and sapphires and ending with District Twelve, their industry is the coal mining. It resembles the system of Oceania, with the Big Brother, like President Snow as the head, followed by the Inner Party similar to the citizens of the
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