Totalitarian Regime In The Hunger Games, By Suzanne Collins

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A totalitarian regime suppresses the wants of the society and denies them the basic necessities of life. Through the portrayal of a totalitarian regime that oppresses the citizens in order to maintain wealth and power for a certain group of the population of Panem, Suzanne Collins warns against the idea of the government controlling every part of the citizens’ lives. In her book The Hunger Games, Collins appeals to the citizens of tyrannical governments such as North Korea, who have similar governments as the Capitol, and to the youth of America to be actively aware of their own political situation (Collins 18). The increasing dictatorship of the reigning Capitol played a key role in fueling the sparks of a revolution after Katniss Everdeen was chosen to be one of the tributes (Collins 24). Collins urges the youth of America to be actively aware of the political situation in order to prevent the tyranny of a totalitarian regime. As evident from “The Politics of The Hunger Games” by Jamey Heit, the districts suffered oppressive conditions because of the “inaction from a lot of people” (The Politics of The Hunger Games 14). The only way such a tyrannical governance can be prevented is by the youth getting involved in the social and political life.…show more content…
The Politics of The Hunger Games notes that once “the source of injustice” is recognized, the citizens “must act to remove the source of that injustice from” the “political processes” (Heit 170). Heit urges the citizens, especially the youth, to be “proactive in” “political engagement” (170). He reflects on the impact of public inaction and the importance of Katniss’s character as a youth in revolting against the Capitol. As Heit conveys, it is very essential for the youth in this country to actively participate in political matters and become aware of the current political
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