Comparison Of 1984 And The Hunger Games

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Imagine being in a game where everyone dies except for one victor, and you have to risk your life to save your little sister’s life. Also imagine not being able to speak freely in your own home. These are some examples of how dystopian governments take control of the people in the societies in dystopian novels. The governments of 1984 and The Hunger Games share the dystopian goal of dehumanizing their citizens in order to maintain and win control over the citizens. The Party and the Capitol are after power, and whoever has control of the people in a society has has all the power. Katniss, from The Hunger Games, comes to realize that the government is twisting the true meaning of the Hunger Games The government is twisting the meaning of the Hunger Games by taking what the true meaning ment when they first starting to do these so called Games. She also realizes that the government dehumanizes the population of each District. “They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elderly person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren 't…show more content…
The government makes the people think what the government wants the people to think. The government tells the people what to call all of the other people in the society. For example, Winston said to Mrs. Parsons who was another one of Winston’s so called friends. “… you were supposed to call everyone ‘comrade’...” (20).This quote from 1984 gives the government control due to the fact they the people know that they are being watched and so they follow the specific rules given to them by the government. this is one of the many examples of how the government of Oceania controls the
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