Trad Academic Contemporary Literature
29 January 2018
The Hunger Games: Dystopia Since the people in the society of Panem view the country as a locked down, restricted and a place full of inequality, Dystopia is one of the main themes of The Hunger Games. “Dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one” (Dystopia).The book is based on Katniss Everdeen’s point of view who is a part of district 12 which you will find out is not one of the best districts to reside in. The government is totalitarian and therefore views the whole situation as a part of a utopian society. The whole picture of the book could be described as a food chain, the weak on the bottom and the strong on the top. In the Hunger Games itself, kids fight to their death so that the world can be entertained. The games are also publicized through the media. The government of Panem makes it seem like it is okay to do what they are doing, however, the people in certain districts would say otherwise. Propaganda is used to control the citizens of the society.
In The Hunger Games, freedom is restricted. The Capitol does not allow the citizens to go into the woods and take part in such related activities. They preform strict discipline if a person is caught breaking the rules. The Hunger Games are the display of the government’s strength and were designed to warn the populace against rebellion since