Utopia In The Hunger Games

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Imagine that you found a dirty, old, however shiny lamp. You picked it up, in order to clean it from dust and find out if it is valuable. As soon as you rubbed the lamp, Jinn appears, thanking you for releasing him from his prison. In gratitude, he promises to fulfill a wish. I believe that you, my dear reader, is very kind, generous and benevolent man that is why you decided to wish something for everyone. You decided to make our planet “a perfect world where everyone is happy”. That is how Longman dictionary defines utopia. However, Jinn is mystical creature, and if you will ask for something like happiness for everyone, Jinn might kill everyone, thus no one except him will exist, and if he will be happy then everyone will be happy. You need…show more content…
People are not born equal. Some people gifted with congenital diseases; others gifted with inborn talent. In spite of this, everyone should equally treated. “The Hunger Games”, series of novels written by the Suzanne Collins, takes place in dystopian nation of Panem, where people are divided unfairly: Capitol and Districts. Capitol is a place where people live in wealth and have advanced technology, good conditions to live while they do nothing. Districts, where people live in poverty, has no technology and do all the dirty work: growing plants, chopping wood, extracting fuel. Moreover, each year capitol was threatening the districts with so-called “Hunger Games” – video show, where children of each district had to kill each other. Another example of dystopia created because of division is novel called “Divergent” written by Veronica Roth. In this novel, people divided into factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. However, people who either capable of entering every faction or either incapable of entering any of them were discriminated badly. Division causes discrimination, which is another term of inequality (my personal opinion). That is why it is obvious, that one of the characteristics of the “perfect” world should be…show more content…
Imagine a world, where everyone is equal. Smart people have special devices, which decrease their mental capacity. Beautiful people have to wear a mask. Strong people have to carry weights, to decrease their strength. What is wrong with such kind of world? Lack of individuality, impossibility to express yourself. That is very similar to the dystopia in the short story of Kurt Vonnegut “Harrison Bergeron”. World where no one is better, but everyone is worse cannot be called utopia. Maybe suppressing everyone’s feelings will do the trick, thus no one will try to be different. Same idea was applied in the novel written by the Lois Lowry “The Giver”. In this novel, all the feelings were cut off, thus creating world of indifference and unnatural equality, because all of the decisions were made for them. This worldview seems at first working, but fails for many reasons. I think a world (or society) that tries to change humans’ nature is dystopian by its
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