Hunger Games The Giver Analysis

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While Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a novel based on a society that problems occur from inequality and differences, focuses on the survival and which the main character Katniss stands out as a leader, and The Giver by Lois Lowry is a novel based on a society that problems occur from being too perfect and same, focuses on the importance of memory and past and which the main character Jonas stands out as a rebel for himself and very few people; both texts share similarities such as being dystopian novels which symbols used and one teenager stands out from a society and rebels. On the one hand, Hunger Games and The Giver contrast in many ways. Comparing the societies of these novels based on; while Hunger Games has a story of a society which…show more content…
The government’s purpose of effacing colors, differences and feelings is to avoid discrimination, prejudice, conflicts and to make life easier, less stressful as it was indicated by Jonas: "Climate Control. Snow made growing food difficult, limited the agricultural periods. And unpredictable weather made transportation almost impossible at times. It wasn 't a practical thing, so it became obsolete when we went to Sameness (p.84).” Secondly; while Hunger Games focuses on the survival, The Giver focuses on the importance of memory and past. To survive in a harsh environment such as Panem, ability to assess risk and make decisions based on possible consequences is needed. Katniss is a very important example to take risking and beyond thinking for survival. She passes through the fences of District 12 in order to hunt to find food for herself and family, despite the fact that it is forbidden to pass the fences and the punishment is death. So she takes a great risk by passing the fences in order to survive. Also many of her relationships are based on profits for survival as she told: "Gale and I were thrown together by…show more content…
Firstly in both of the novels, a teenager stands out from a society and rebels. I think, authors wanted to point the awareness, power and importance of youth in political/social events and for the future; tried to encourage and promote the youth to be aware and leading community. Also it can be concluded from, even though they include lots of political and social messages which target communities and governments, they are written as novels which can be understood by teenagers and young people. Secondly, in both of these novels some symbols are used. In Hunger Games, Mockingjay symbolise the rebellion and the resistance. Katniss 's mockingjay pin, like the bird itself, symbolizes a creature with a spirit of its own. Wearing a mockingjay pin is a sign of rebellion to the Capitol. They suggest the inability of the Capitol to enforce their power over all living creatures. As Katniss says, they 're "something of a slap in the face to the Capitol

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