Similarities Between Hunger Games And Child Soldiers

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Register to read the introduction… According to War Child, a reliable organization aimed at saving child soldiers, Child soldiers are kids that are under the age of 18 who are used to fight and kill in wars and for power. (warchild) Children as young as 12 years old fight and kill each other like it’s a friendly game. These children should be learning how to associate with other kids and play at the playgrounds with friends. Instead of normal childhood memories, demonic people such as Joseph Kony corrupt their minds into believing it's tolerable to kill.(Kony 2012, Invisible children inc.) This flabbergasting organization Invisible Children Inc., made Joseph Kony famous so he would get caught. According to the child soldiers global report, there is over 300,000 children in almost every country where there is warfare or conflict happening that still use child soldiers to combat.(facts and figures on child soldiers) In The Hunger Games there is 24 tributes every year.(The Hunger Games, Collins). If all the tributes are added up over the years, all the myriad deaths in both The Hunger Games and child soldiers is a drastic tragedy.(collins) Child Soldiers and The Hunger Games are poor children forced to fight fiercely. If the children refuse to fight, they will be killed instantaneously. (The Hunger Games, Kony 2012) These children will do anything to survive even if it means to …show more content…
In the novel, Katniss is poor with the rest of the districts compared to the capitol.(Collins) It is like Africa or other places where child soldiers exist with savagery. The children are barely fed and child soldiers sometimes even have to be savage and eat parts of dead children. (Facts and Figures on Child Soldiers) There is not words to explain how inhumane both The Hunger Games and the thought of child soldiers are. The idiosyncrasy of the leaders is unbelievable when it results to having children fight.The reason child soldiers are taken more easily is because families live in bad areas from poverty and they get kidnapped. (Kony 2012 Video) The children are easier to prey on if they are in poverty. In one article on CNN, a child soldier said he couldn't wait to be old enough to get out of being a child soldier so he could be a hitman for drug cartels to put food on the table. (Stolen Kids Turned into Terrifying Killers, CNN) This is like The Hunger Games lifers who train their whole lives to be in the games for fame. Lastly, both The Hunger Games(Collins) and child soldiers will do cruel things, because they are so troubled from the society they live …show more content…
Child soldiers and tributes from The Hunger Games(Collins) don't fight back to their leaders, because there is hope to stop fighting or get out of the arena in The Hunger Games. (Collins) Children fighting for their lives who are savagely forced to fight is the realistic version of The Hunger Games. Children fight for their lives through hardships like having the pressure of taking care of their family through getting paid of being a child soldier, or in Katniss’s case, making sure she will make it back out of The Hunger Games to be the provider for her family again.(Collins&War Child) Child soldiers and the tributes from The Hunger Games suffer many things, but in the end it comes down to the question of do all humans have savage secretly bestowed in

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