Furthermore, the government rules Panem by harsh laws as it enforces the people to participate in the annual sadistic event, The Hunger Games. Meanwhile, it is a sort of a reminder of their failed uprising The Dark Days “[t]o make it humiliating as well as torturous. So the Capitol requires” them “to treat the Hunger Games as a festivity, a sporting event pitting every district against the others”
For instance, When the Mayor of district 12 begins to tell the history of Panem at the Reaping, Katniss says, “The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate” (Collins 18). The Hunger Games require tributes from each district as a punishment for the uprising that happened in district 13. This punishment by the Capitol is a way to demonstrate to the people that any efforts of revolt against the system in future would result in severe punishments and deaths.Subsequently in the novel, when Katniss questions about the Avox, Haymitch comments, “Someone who commited a crime. They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77).
After some of the Districts tried to rebel a long time ago the Capitol put the Games in, where two tributes (a boy and a girl, ages 12-18) get picked by lottery “Reaping” to kill each other in the Games for the Capitol’s entertainment. Katniss
These twelve districts, including the Capital, make up what is known as Panem. Each year, they host the “Hunger Games,” which is a fight to the death which keep the districts from rebelling against the Capital. In the book, Katniss and Peeta anger the Capital when they played them so the two could both win the Hunger Games and go home safely. Although they are safe now, doesn’t mean they will be later because their stunt angered the Capital and they want revenge. Eventually, Katniss and her supporters fight against the Capital hoping to eradicate, Snow, the
Again, this is to get the attention of all of those who oppose them. Also, Katniss is destined to kill the other 23 players, and Odysseus is destined to kill 108 suitors. There are several other characters in the Hunger Games that relate to the characters in the Odyssey, for example, Primrose Everdeen could be considered Penelope or Telemachus, Peeta could be Calypso, but Katniss and Odysseus are the main characters that we focus on. The Hunger Games is considered a modernized version because it involves advances in technology. The Trojan War was a realistic battle in a realistic place, while the hunger games was a forced battle in a computerized arena.
Hugh Thompson was one of the biggest hero in the My Lai massacre when he tried to stop the massacre. For instance, when they arrived at the village of My Lai. Thompson saw how the people were running and trying to hide from soldiers. Suddenly, Thompson realized what they were doing was wrong of shooting children, women, and old people who posed no threat. As a result, Thomson decided to challenge the orders of his superiors and start doing what he thought was right.
In Lord of the Flies, school boys, Ralph, Roger, Simeon, Piggy, Jack and along with other kids are trapped on an island and have to fight for survival, but, after a while of being on the island the civilization starts to die and so do the boys from violence and lack of communication. Human nature seems to be totally different in the next novel. In The Hunger Games, a male and female are selected out of twelve districts every year to participate in the games. The point of the game is to be placed in an inescapable battlefield and fight to the death. If a character wins the games you receive money, food, a house, and prestige.
Child soldiers have been being used for many years in many countries. They are fighting for terrorists and multiple armed governments. Children join armies to get what they need for life. They think they won’t kill anyone but then they are turned into murderers. Children becoming killing machines.
In the article " Teen charge as adullt in stabbing Rampage at Penn. High School" by Tracy Bloom, she states that a 16 years old who should be charged as an adult. Alex Hribal knew exactly what he was gonna do to those people at his school. Alex stabbed 21 people including an officer. He should be sentenced as an adult because he is 16 years old and he knew what he was gonna do to those people and how he was gonna do it too.
The Hunger Games government on the other hand take a more direct approach in their attempts to make the people ignorant. The people from most districts are kept in the dark and need to work hard to survive, along with having to send a total of twenty four children to slaughter each other like