The Ordeal In The Hunger Games Analysis

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One of the characteristics of the dystopian society is that; the people have horrible fear of the outside world and that is exactly what happens with the people in Panem as Katniss says “[f]ear shoots through me, but I have enough sense to keep still” (Collins 185) expresses her fear in that new world, using stream of consciousness. Obviously, Katniss and Peeta face a lot of difficulties and Tests in the games. Katniss describes her state “I’m wounded and trapped. Darkness has given me a brief reprieve” (Collins 186). They are really in hell facing their Enemy, the Gamekeepers, as they are constantly trying to throw the tributes off during the games. Moreover, Haymitch, Rue, and peeta are Katniss’ Allies in her journey in the arena fighting death. In addition, “The Ordeal is when the Hero engages in the central life or death situation, and/or faces his greatest fear” (Hall). The Ordeal in the Hunger Games appears when Katniss and peeta have to fight a pack of fierce wolves if they want…show more content…
For instance, Panem, the country where The Hunger Games takes place, symbolizes the dystopian United States where there is no humanity. The word Panem derives from the Latin phrase panem et circenses which means bread and circuses. It is used to describe entertainment that symbolized in the Hunger Games as it is showed when Effie Trinket gives her signature in the reaping saying “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!” (19). 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”
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