Panem In Catching Fire

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“Catching Fire,” the second movie in the “Hunger Games” series, is the story of a growing uprising against economic and social oppression”(Spiritual Pop Culture). I think this clearly depicts what is going on throughout this book. It is a country named Panem which is portrayed as a post-apocalyptic America. A small amount of the people are rich politicians, military leaders or business people. The other large group of people are poor and live under the control of the government. "Panem itself comes from the Latin expression 'Panem et Circenses ' which translates into 'Bread and Circuses '". This term refers to the techniques used by the Roman Empire to keep the masses happy and docile”(shmoop editorial team). The arena in the book is
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