Essay about Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Hunger Games '

1628 Words Aug 19th, 2015 7 Pages
In the futuristic civilization of Panem, formed out of the ruins of what was once America, a harsh and controlling government rules strictly over the 12 Districts. However, when given the opportunity to serve as a leader to rebel against the dictatorship that hosts yearly fights to the death to serve as a reminder of the government’s great power, Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, steps up and accepts. Driven by her strong sense of justice and will to eliminate the oppressive governmental rule and savage Hunger games, the 2-time Hunger Games vicar leads the Districts to justice against the Capitol and returns the nation to peace and prosperity. In a similar futuristic dystopia, lives O’Brien, the main antagonist of George Orwell’s 1984. Despite the similar settings with total dictatorships and oppressive rule, the searches for justice undergone by Everdeen and O’Brien couldn’t be any more different. While Everdeen represented the oppressed masses, O’Brien fights for the oppressive and Party, and its totalitarian figurehead, Big Brother. In Orwell’s 1984, O’Brien’s response and understanding of justice, representative of those of The Party as a whole, drive his actions of forcefully re-aligning Winston’s views with those of The Party, and his underlying goal of maintaining The Party’s immortal power. Completely contrived from his Inner Party Status and position with the Ministry of Love, O’Brien’s understanding of justice revolves…

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