Poverty In The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games (2008) is set in the future in a modern world analogy of USA but the country is given a fictional name of Panem. There were 13 districts in the country; each specializing in the extraction, production and manufacturing of different goods and raw materials like coal, for example, which were handed over to the Capitol resulting in the extreme poverty that the districts faced. District 13 rebelled against the power of The Capitol, the hub of power and technology, and met their doom. To prevent other districts from doing the same, the Capitol decided to hold a televised reality show-- the Hunger Games in which a boy and a girl from each district are selected as tributes to fight till death in the arena; the victor of the Hunger Games being rewarded with a house and food for a lifetime. As the districts face extreme poverty they participate in the games, which are a source of mere entertainment for the people of the Capitol. The more number of times a name is entered in the draw, the greater the share of food and stock the respective individual gets. Poverty stricken, the children from ages 12 to 18 put their names forty to fifty times to save their families from starvation. It is to be noticed, however, that this practice increased the probability of selection for the Games, thus making the whole procedure risky as well as histrionic. The three books- The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010) make up the trilogy. The Hunger Games and
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