Instead of being love you two sound like you 're reciting from a drilling manual.” (Lawrence, 2013) Under President Snow’s tyranny, Katniss is restrained to express her thoughts and live the life she desires. Similarly, citizens in Panem conceal their opposing voices but show devotion to the party for survival. It shows verbal irony when Haymitch says President Snow is trying to “pacify” the public. However in reality, President Snow abuses his power by allocating brute Peacekeepers to destroy all forms of authorities and retain his authority. The way how the government eradicates rebellion reflects its self-deception and silliness.
Additionally, another reference to the novel that illustrates the metaphor device as a way to show oppression is when Montag talks to Faber about the rebellion. However, Faber thinks it is too late and is not willing to take the risk at first. Faber quotes: “Why waste your final hours racing about your cage denying you’re a squirrel” (68). This example of a metaphor compares the people of 451 to squirrels locked in a cage. The people have been censored from everything outside of this cage they have been pressed into, everyone the same.
When Katniss's young sister, Prim, is chosen as one of her district’s representatives, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Katniss and her partner Peeta are forced to compete against formidable opponents, some making it their life mission to prepare for the Games. In many stories or films contain fun facts about the characters. In reviewing The Hunger Game... ... middle of paper ... ...y is not anywhere near this barbaric state, this media message seems to resemble the lives of many Americans. Many of our citizens want to be left alone and want to find a way for the government to “get out of their hair”.
In 1984 the journey of one individual, Winston Smith is narrated. His life characterizes the recklessness and deprivation of totalitarian... ... middle of paper ... ...ctive polices in place but don't want those actions used against them. What government has done is manipulated this fear, while 1984 helps those who welcomed over intrusive surveillance question this as another form of government manipulation to bolster government power over its citizens. Ultimately, common ideas found in the novel 1984, totalitarianism, surveillance, and lack of privacy are also ubiquitous in modern society and government. Big Brother and modern day government have been able to control its citizens through surveillance equipment, and fear all for a little more power.
Both of the authors in 1984 and The Hunger Games present their ideas of dystopia to their readers similarly in many ways however there are some differences. As Tennessee Williams once said “caged birds accept each other but freedom is what they long for,” this quote represents both novels as the citizens of Panem and Oceania live under a terrifying dictatorship whereby they are constantly under surveillance without freedom, liberty or anything to enjoy within the society. 1984 and The Hunger Games are based in locations where the citizen are psychologically controlled as the governments are both oppressive and invasive through totalitarianism, societal inequality and with the help of technology. Orwell’s 1984 and The Hunger Games written by
Governmental Oppression The movie The Hunger Games (based on the novel by Suzanne Collins) and The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry, both display governments that enforce strict rules in order to limit the freedom of their citizens. Both of these novels are centered on dystopian societies in which the government removes the freedom of choice and individuality in order to establish oppressive control over its citizens. Katniss and Jonas are the exception when it comes to the citizens of both “communities” and how they are overly controlled while being unaware of their loss of freedom. Both characters selflessly put themselves in danger in order to save their younger siblings, or adopted sibling in Jonas’s case, from the oppressive government. Katniss takes the place of her younger sister in the fight to the death, while Jonas takes responsibility of a young child by removing him from the corrupt and enclosed community in which they live.
America 's government allows its people the right to have free speech and we 're practical advertised as “the land of the free”, but besides from that, just how similar are these two governments? The people of District Twelve know how horrible their government is but they do nothing about it because they are afraid of what they can do to them. Katniss tells the reader, “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.
The telescreen has no way of being turned off, the screen may be darkened but there is no way of completely shutting it off. Be... ... middle of paper ... ... only keep the population down, but to also allow the government to make the people fearful and easy to control. In Harrison Bergeron handicaps are used to make everyone alike, but when Harrison rips his off his body, the people become afraid of the consequences if they did the same. The fear of the unknown is a regular theme throughout each story and also plays a role in today’s society. An emotion such as fear is a genuine feeling and people make rash decisions when afraid.
Peeta on the other hand is forced to try to ca... ... middle of paper ... ...ets told by President Snow to get the people to want to overthrow him. Katniss tells the main secret that the Capitol is fragile, if the districts don’t help the capitol then it will fall because the districts provide them with everything. Suzanne Collins wrote this trilogy to entertain the reader with an extraordinary story about what the future may eventually hold.The future holds many things but some can be bad and some can be good, some of the bad things that the future holds in the book is that the Hunger Games are a thing and that Peeta would be torchered until rescued, some of the good is that the Hunger Games arena was destroyed and there will be no Hunger Games anymore, and that Peeta’s relationship with Katniss works out, they finally get married, have kids, and get to see them grow up instead of possibly seeing them killed by someone during the games.
A multitude of authors have written novels about a dystopian society in which most of them share similar themes and motifs. These novels present a government that unjustly revokes the citizens from their freedoms and ability to live a prosperous life. Most of the characters that follow the government rules live in oppression and a repetitive lifestyle of making their contribution to the leader. Throughout reading the novel 1984, the reader could make several connections to The Hunger Games series because of the comparable ideas and themes. These two novels share the similar ideas of which the birds represent hope for the people, giant screens allow the government to communicate to the citizens, and multiple divisions that provide for the whole