In the case of Panem, from The Hunger Games, they used hope to rise up as one and unify the districts to overthrow the oppressive government. Conversely, Winston’s hope was twisted and broken by Big Brother. His fight was lost. Both novels raise interesting, if extreme, scenarios surrounding the dangers of governmental control. Despite the large gap in time between their publishing, they share many obvious similarities in their interpretation of futuristic dystopian societies.
Dystopian novels and movies always have “identity” as one of their central themes and plays a pivotal role in the characters story. In Suzanne Collins’, The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen’s identity is profoundly transformed by her experience in the Games. Firstly, she deals with her identity as a human being under the control of the Capitol. Secondly, she struggles with a conflicting identity. Finally, she shows difficulty with coming to terms with the person she will inevitably become if she wins the Games.
Katniss was desperate for food and was on the verge of giving up but still had an ounce of hope which paid off in the long run and now she knows that she can survive because of the events in her childhood that happened to give her hope and let her survive. When Katniss needed direction to not get killed by the District 2 girl she just trusted her instincts which almost got her killed but helped her live too. Imagine losing your hearing if you were a hunter, that would be devastating, but once more Katniss trusted and held on to the little hope she had to survive. The Hunger Games as a whole has a good amount of themes, but survival is one of the more important themes because even though humans in the modern age don’t use the same survival skills used in the Games humans still have to be able to survive the current world even if it means to sacrifice something else. Finally let me ask you again after reading all that Katniss had to go through, what can you survive if it meant life or
Compare and Contrast Theme Essay Even though The Hunger Games and Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy are very different they both share a common theme. In the Hunger Games, the main character, Katniss volunteers in the reaping for her sister and has to fight to go back home! Her emotions and passion to keep Peeta alive also saves them both. Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy shows that even with sin and punishment, the main characters, Lizzie and Turner will do anything to be together. Even after Malaga is evicted Turner is dedicated to see Lizzie at the insane asylum.
Margaret Atwood is known for writing speculative fiction novels set in the future. Her 2003 novel, Oryx and Crake is no different. This story takes place in a world where corporations rule this dystopian world. The world’s population has been decimated, thanks to a virus that was spread under the guise of the health supplement BlyssPluss. Before that though, the future was looking bleak already, having the intellectuals living in corporate sponsored walled compounds, and the less fortunate living in the “pleeblands”; home to individuals described as being “the addicts, the muggers, the paupers, the crazies” of the world (Atwood Page 27).
People who made a sacrifice in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins are all willing to risk their life to save someone else’s life. For example, when Katniss volunteers for her sister Prim, when she covers Rue in flowers when she dies, when Peeta and Katniss sacrifice each other by deciding
The individual chosen must embody compassion, courage, strength, selflessness and determination, all of the things in which Katniss possess. Katniss’ little sister Brim, was officially chosen, but Katniss volunteered as tribute to protect her sister from such a fight that no child her age should have imagined doing. Some may say Katniss’ intentions were glory and fame, but I believe her intentions were purely the intention of a true hero. Likewise, in the epic Beowulf, Beowulf is the hero and saves his people from outsiders seeking to devour the people of Geatland. Although he posed as conceited, he very well defeated his enemies and gave peace to the
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
They all share the same concluding idea that wealth can corrupt the human mind along with society. Wealth can exempt you from any form of penalty and make resources easier. Although Tom is a prime example of a wealthy person who believes he has a divine right to devalue those who are not as privileged as him, Jordan Baker represents the carelessness of the upper class better. She acknowledges her lack of accountability for anything; “I am careful.” “No, you’re not.” “Well, other people are,” she said lightly.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth are both novels that took place in a dystopian society. Both of these novels had a young female as the main protagonist (Beatrice/Tris Prior in Divergent and Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games). Both of the protagonists wanted to better theirs and their families’ lives, but in order to do so, they must make some difficult decisions and push themselves to their limits. In The Hunger Games, the United States has been divided up into 12 Districts, each obedient to the Captiol and forced to pay for a failed rebellion that wiped out a 13th district. The Hunger Games are the government’s way of keeping the population in check by making two children from each District fight to
The Candor of An Authoritarian Government Controlled Utopia Government control affects lives daily, some more than others. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut are both satirical writings that take place in the future all over the world. In both writings, the government have completely disenfranchised citizens in attempt to create an utopia. Aldous Huxley’s satirical novel Brave New World and Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical short story “Harrison Bergeron” both depict the disenfranchisement and ultimate disabling of citizens by the government in effort to create an “Utopia”. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and “Gaza Rebuilding Awaits Palestinian Government Control” an article by Daily Sabah, foreshadowing is used to predict the possible effects on citizens and outcomes of certain acts of governmental control.