Peacekeepers In The Hunger Games

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Rules are everywhere in our society. We see them as laws, as “guidelines", and most are created with the intention of protecting and keeping peace. From countries to schools, all have some rules to follow. Still, some people feel that this means that others have control over them, that others have control over what they say and do. This notion of control is played with by author Suzanne Collins in the book The Hunger Games. The book presents a dystopian city run by the Capitol. In this city, there are Peacekeepers and fences to keep everyone in and obedient. Those pale in comparison to the biggest form of control in the book, the Hunger Games, where the winner gets fame and fortune, and the losers are killed in the process. It represents a…show more content…
She explains that the electrified fence rarely works and has many holes in it, and how the Peacekeepers are supposed to arrest anyone who trespasses into the wild, but they keep quiet because of their hunger “for fresh meat”. (Collins, page 5) This relates to the theme because of how the fence not functioning properly, it’s not keeping people in, and not be in full working order. This shows that even the government cannot manage everything, keep everyone in. The Peacekeepers represent that even when enforcing the law is their job, they are willing to overlook Katniss because she provides food. This shows that even parts of the government itself are not totally controlled and meek. Another important moment comes when Rue dies. Katniss takes brightly colored wildflowers and covers Rue in them, hiding her wound. She states, “I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own.” (Collins, page 237) This relates directly to the theme, showing that the government cannot break every part of her, even if they place Katniss in the Hunger Games, even if they try to crush her, there will always be a part of her that will try to push
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