Theme Of Trust In The Hunger Games And The Lottery

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Everyone knows about twins; they can look alike, they can act alike, and can even have some sort of telepathic connection. But, other twins may not look alike, or even get along. The world of twins is full of similarities and differences. Just like the world of literary works. “The Lottery” is placed in a small town where everyone gets together once a year for the lottery, each person hoping secretly that they don’t get picked. The person picked is the “winner” of the lottery and gets their prize, a dark fate. The Hunger Games is placed in a country with a big city and 12 small districts. Each year, a female and a male between the ages of twelve-eighteen to compete in the Hunger Games. These games were created as a reminder to the districts that the capitol is in control. Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” although having key differences, are very similar when it comes to theme and author’s craft. The themes of both “The Lottery” and The Hunger Games have to do with trust; in both works of literature trust is imminent. For example, in “The Lottery,” Tessie and the villagers’ trust creates an issue, just like Katniss and Peeta’s trust does in their novel. Also, both themes relate to where you can find…show more content…
The theme of “The Lottery” is that you can’t trust everyone that you think trusts you. This is proven when Tessie desperately tries to explain the situation to her friends and family, but they kill her anyway, “ ‘It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,’ Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and they were upon her” (Jackson, 7). The Hunger Games’ theme is that you can find trust where your heart lies. “Peeta, who’s wounded, is now my ally….The thought makes me smile”(Collins, 244-248). Katniss realizes in the story that she loves Peeta, and that she can trust him. These differences tell us “The Lottery” and stories that are interestingly
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