The Capitol’s participation in the slaughter of children is made possible by dehumanizing the tributes and the Capitol’s need to obey. With the Capitol’s obedience, the Hunger Games will continue. Although the citizens are not actively killing the tributes, watching the games contributes to the deaths. Allowing the Hunger Games to occur makes the Capitol just as responsible for the tributes’ murders as the gamemakers or President Snow. Similar to the Hunger games, many catastrophes transpire not because of the people who first-hand commit the acts, but rather the ones who watch on the sidelines and let the disaster unfold. Frequently, people remain in silence because of their obedience to the higher authority, then claim obedience was their
Have you ever dreamt or thought about a huge game of people trying to kill each other. The Hunger Games is a novel about Katniss Everdeen, who's forced to fight other children in an arena. The book takes place in Panem, which was once North America and has limited resources. In order to keep the citizens under control, the government separates them into districts and reinforces class differences. In the novel the hunger games examples of standing up to the capitol are when katniss snuck under the fence around district 12 katniss , katniss buries rue in flowers,and when katniss and Peeta threaten to eat the berries.
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
The Hunger Games draft kids against their will to kill each other. Power is a big part of The Hunger Games the capitol people have a lot. In the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the theme of power progresses throughout the story for the main character Katniss Everdeen who starts powerless but then hides her intentions from the capitol people and takes control of the winners of The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen like most people in the Seam is powerless. Katniss shows this powerless state when the reaping is about to happen.
The reason why the Capitol must obey out of their own will is that it is the strongest way a source of authority can maintain control over the population. President Snow understands this concept because he, himself, said that “hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Fromm states that thing “cannot be done properly if nothing but fear is behind the obedience,” and this can be applied to the Hunger Games. The first revolts against the practice of the games occurred in the higher up Districts, whose citizens grew up fearing being Reaped, and not in the Capitol, where the games is a form of entertainment. So instead of presenting the games as a punishment the Capitol should fear, the leaders exhibit the death match as a way to bond the whole
Simon met his fate, getting dismembered, Cato was cruelly devoured while Katniss watched, Rue was stabbed fatally, Ralph was ruthlessly hunted. These events all have exactly one thing in common, the brutality of children. Throughout the books Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, many ideas about human nature have been brought forth, they have been shown through characters, like Ralph and Katniss, through objects, like the representation of fire, and through events, like the degradation of civility throughout the books. So, what is being said about human nature?
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
Along with a cabinet of Capitol members with President Snow who assist him with his intelligent governing. The utopian Capitol is very equipped with highly advanced technology and is where all the outrageous, wealthy people live. Their sense of fashion and choice of life is very unique by the varieties of hair and skin colours, creative makeup, and the strange things they choose to dress up in. Districts 1, 2, and 4 are more wealthy than the others and are considered the Capitol’s lap dogs. They are mainly labeled Career Tributes who happily volunteer for the Hunger Games
There are several themes in the book, each one has a significant meaning to the storyline. The first symbol that describes the theme of abuse of power is government control. The reason that they hold the Hunger Games is because it is a dystopian society and most of the districts are poor and the capitol likes it because it keeps them entertained just because they believe that they are superior to everyone else who lives outside the capitol. To explain this more into detail, the government controls all the districts and all the districts have to follow the rules or else there is a serious punishment.
Responsibility is key to survival in The Hunger Games because you must be responsible and careful before making a decision that depends on your life. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” (Winston Churchill) In The Hunger Games, two tributes, one male and one female under the age of eighteen, must leave their district to go and compete in The Hunger Games. While in the games all twenty-four tributes must fight to the death to entertain their Capital city.
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 film series that was based off the novels written by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. The Hunger Games (2012) was the first movie in the series followed by Catching Fire (2013), Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), and then ending with Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015). The Hunger Games is the 15th highest-grossing film franchise of all time, having grossed over US$2.9 billion worldwide. This film is an American dystopian science fiction adventure (The Hunger Games (film)).
I think the same goes for the Hunger Games as well. The capital does not sacrifice their own children to the game because they know it’s a deadly game. Yet, they watch others fight for their lives as entertainment. If it were the other way around and the capital was also included there would be no
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.
Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive in daily life, Katniss demonstrates this by caring for her family, being responsible for Peeta and his actions and being responsible for herself and her own actions.
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).