The Hunger Games Chapter Analysis
The Hunger Games is a novel written by Suzanne Collins. It appears though as a teen romance trilogy but on a critical analysis, it is not the case. Suzanne clearly writes about the future of a state that is forced to see its children murder each other as entertainment to the people of the capital. The killings were a form of games known as the hunger games. The hunger games were a punishment for the rebellion of the 12 Districts of Panen a country that rose after North America dissolved. The thirteen district was completely destroyed and hence the twelve districts were under the rule of the Capitol (Collins 2008). On the contrary, despite the negative portrayal of the districts in Hunger Games, a production-based division of society might actually fix some of society’s problems.
Punam is a dystopian society because the ruling class lived better lives without caring about the needy people who lived in the districts. Katniss and Gale had to indulge in hunting to feed their families which was illegal. On the other hand, the district that won the games was well fed which implies that in Punan there was no equal distribution of wealth. Moreover, a boy and girl from every district would be randomly selected to fight to the death during the games (Collins 2008). However, the games in the modern world could be used to unite people together through fair games such as the Olympic Games. In addition, the districts could work together for the good of a nation.
The dystopian society portrayed Collins did not even care about the quality of life for the miners in the Seams. They were underfed and starving. Katniss dad had passed through an explosion in the mines when she was eleven years old. This was the sole cause of depression to Katniss’ mother. She was unable to feed her family and thus Katniss addressed her as unreachable (Collins 2008). The Capitol was for political leaders who were very dictatorial and corrupt. They oppressed the poor because only their children were to fight to the death. The division of the society could have been used to solve the ills simply by; feeding the miners well and ensuring a safe working condition. This could have increased their chances of a productive district stable economically. Districts could have been a source of production of goods and services and enhanced trade.
The reaping process was very unfair in terms of choosing candidates for the hunger games. They never cared if one was too young to engage in the games. Katniss’ sister was very young to be a participant. Katniss decided to volunteer for the games to save the life of her sister. This act was of bravely and courage (Collins 2008). This implies that if all the twelve districts were united and lived in harmony, they would have taken the steps Katniss took to protect her family. They would have presented their grievances to the Capitol as an act of faith. Maybe, the Capitol’s form of governance would changed to the better and respect the quality of human life.
In conclusion, Punan was a country that had risen after the North American countries dissolved. It was a dystopian community where the central government lived a good life in the capitol. The government had no respect for the quality of human life. On the contrary, the hunger games were a form of punishment to the districts after they had rebelled against the government and as a result the thirteenth district was destroyed forever. The games were a form of entertainment to the government. Moreover, the book portrays love and sacrifice. The districts would have worked together and enhance their economic stability as well as presenting their grievances to the capitol for a better life. Finally, the hunger game by Suzanne Collins is a novel that challenges the reader to critical thinking. It is a tool to advice governments never to reject their people.
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. 1st ed. NY, NY: Scholastic, 2008. Print.