The Consequences Of The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Suzanne Collins was born in 1969 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of an air force pilot and therefore she spent her childhood moving around the United States. While she was young her father left for a year in order to fight in Vietnam, a fact that marked her life. When her father returned, he spent a lot of time talking about his military experience and he taught Collins and her siblings about war and its consequences. Collins herself visited battlefields and war monuments (Anon, 2014). Because of her involvement with war from such an early age war and the themes which surround it play a major role in her writing.
Collins graduated from the Alabama School of Fine arts where she got interested in Greek and Roman history. Thereafter
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The Hunger Games is an event consisting of a combat until death, which is hosted annually. Each district is obliged to send to Capitol one boy and one girl, which are chosen randomly through a process called “the Reaping”. There the 24 citizens, aged between 12 and 18 years, are placed inside a specially designed arena made in order to resemble a forest area and they have to fight until only one person, the winner, remains alive. The event is televised and is shown to the whole country of Panem for 24 hours every day. While the citizens of Capitol enjoy watching the game and consider it a form of brutal entertainment, the citizens of the districts are forced to watch their children dying in live television. The winner is given large amounts of money and spends the rest of his life in …show more content…
Marx in his book “Das Kapital” stated that the citizens in a society work for the capitalists –those who hold the capitals and the biggest amounts of money– and they become objects, almost robot-like mechanisms whose whole life lies on working. The capitalists have full control over the means of production, enjoying the goods that the workers produce (Prychitko, 2008). In the Hunger Games, each district produces a different product, which is consumed by the wealthy residents of the Capitol. The word “Capitol” itself is used because of its etymology, which is the same with the words “Capital” and “Capitalists”. Therefore, the inequality between the rich and the poor is another subject that the book deals

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