Mass Media And Power In The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Imagine being trapped with 23 other people in an unknown location. The only way out is to fight until death, for only one person can win. This is reality for the characters living in a dystopian society described by Suzanne Collin’s novel, The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a punishment given by the Capitol of Panem as a reminder of the “Dark Days” and as a warning to not to rebel against the Capitol again. The Capitol tries to exemplify their power through television and their use of technology. Gamemakers torture the tributes in the Games using their computer programs while televising the event to show off their “great abilities.” Furthermore, the Gamemakers use propaganda in an attempt to manipulate the citizen’s minds. Using the Capitol of Panem as an example from The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins shows how mass media and technology can have cynical motives and overpower a society.

Throughout the novel, Collins describes the authority and power the mass media and technology have
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The Gamemakers try to exemplify their power in the Games by toruting the tributes as well as televising the enven. Power hungary and wanting control, president Snow and the Capitol do whatever it takes to keep thier position. This concept is not new; in fact, the Capitol is a representation of today’s media. Collins protrays her views on today’s media through her novel emphasizing that not all the motives of the media are truthful and reliable. Some people try to manipulate and control others becasue they are power hungry, similar to President Snow and the Capitol. Collins uses The Hunegr Games as illustrative example to exemplifiy the cynical motives of the mass media and technolgy, and also as a warning for future generations of what could happen in the

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