The Hunger Games Book Review Essay

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The Hunger Games is a young adult trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The first book was published in 2008, followed by Catching Fire in 2009 and The Mockingjay in 2010. The trilogy garnered great success that it was turned into a series of four block-buster movies. The plot follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 in a country called ‘Panem’. A game show is held annually by the capital of Panem, in which they take one boy and one girl from each district, chosen by lottery to compete in the game. The game is a televised show where the contestant have to kill each other in a public arena. The winner of the game will get a supply of food, a new grand house, and more. Katniss however, breaks the rules of…show more content…
In The Hunger Games, the universe is split, mainly, into two classes, the bourgeois and the proletariat. The Bourgeois are the people of the Capital. They are rich, have great technology and live upon the products and foods and more that the districts supply them with. The Capital is seen as a great city with great technology and extraordinary fashion. The people of the Capital are usually seen dressed in extravagant colors, with neon dyed hair and flashy outfits. They usually spend their days partying and eating so much, they produced a drink which helps them throw up what they ate so they could eat more. Katniss – the heroin of the story- has stated that one meal is the capital is worth a whole week’s meal in her house and maybe even a month. The architecture of the capital is also different. The Capital has skyscrapers, bridges, digital screen everywhere and grand houses. The people of the capital may seem ignorant and constantly happy, but in reality they live in oppression themselves. Surely, they do not suffer as much as the people in the district but they do live in a dystopian society. They are not as free and happy as the people in the district think they are, however, due to the fact that they live in less oppression, they are still despised by the
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