The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games novel written by Suzanne Collins reflects significant issues in the reality world nowadays which relate to the humanity, the poverty, the violence,… It describes the issues through the characters and what happens in the story, and the most significant issue occurs throughout the novel is the gap between rich and poor people. In the beginning of the novel, Suzanne Collins describes clearly the scene of the poverty, the terrible fear of the 12-district’s villagers, in contrast to the wealthy of the Capitol’s citizens. The inequality of social classes becomes the theme of the novel because of its relation and the effects to the plots of the story. And the reason, which leads to that issue, is the policies of the dictatorship government controlled by the Capitol. The Capitol’s operation has affected the villagers’ rights, has made the districts become poorer and has kept them away from development. The Hunger Games novel’s theme – the inequality of social classes – is proved by the details in the story, which becomes a huge problem for the poor districts. This essay will examine what happens in the novel and why there is a big gap between people in one country, Panem. First of all, the novel shows that there are differences between the society classes in Panem, which is controlled by the dictatorship government. The Capitol’s citizens are the richest person in the country while the districts are suffering from poverty every day (Shmoop, n.d.). Food is the most noticeable feature to distinguish the gap between rich and poor (Sparknotes, n.d.). Katniss lives in District 12, which is the poorest in the poor districts according to Suzanne, where villagers do not have enough food to eat and survive. “District Twelve. Where... ... middle of paper ... ...apitol is a rich part of the Panem so they use it as a way to control the poor people. They force the villagers to stay inside their district and keep them live distant from another (Gradesaver, n.d). In each district, they install electric hence to prevent them from rebellion (Gradesaver, n.d). Works Cited Gradesaver (n.d.). The Hunger Games Themes. Retrieved May 29, 2014, from http://www.gradesaver.com/the-hunger-games/study-guide/major-themes/ Shmoop,(n.d.)..The Hunger Games Theme of Society and Class. Retrieved May 29, 2014, from http://www.shmoop.com/hunger-games/society-class-theme.html Sparknotes, (n.d.). The Hunger Games Theme. Retrieved May 29, 2014, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-hunger-games/themes.html The Best Notes (2013, October 16). Themes. Retrieved May 29, 2014, from http://www.thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Hunger_Games/Hunger_Games28.html

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