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The Hunger Games Research Essay

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In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins expresses two themes. The first one is that we can’t let the government use their power to treat, and use people like they want, they are oppressing them. “At one o’clock, we head of the square. Attendance is mandatory unless you are on deaths door. This evening, officials will come around and check to see if this is the case. If not you will be imprisoned.” (Collins, 16) we can see that the Capitol forces the people to participate in the reaping by threatening them. “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.“ (Collins, 06) Katniss have to saved her feelings and don’t show them on the District 12 because inside she knows that she was devil, but she has to show to the people how strong she can be in the games, also Katniss censors herself because of the fears her mother has of the government. People are scared of the government, the Capitol inspires fear and that is one of the reasons why they create the games, to make people be afraid and not attack them. Government have total control with people, they are not free because they have to make all the things that they want.

Another theme is that true love is the strongest feeling in the world. “In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself, Gale.’’ Katniss was completely in love with Gale, they used to do many things together, like spend all the day hunting in the woods and talk about their future. All was right until she went to the Hunger Games. Before that, Gale promised that he was going to wait for her all his life. In the interview Peeta said, “Well, there is this girl. I have had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I am pretty sure she did not know I was alive until the reaping.“ (Collins, 130). He was so smart saying that because first is true, he likes Katniss and second because like that they can rich some sponsors to help them in the game. During the game Katniss have to pretend that she loves Peeta, but inside she knows that her real love was Gale and that he was waiting for her. It was hard for all of them because Gale was outside seeing how Peeta kiss his girlfriend, and for Peeta because he knows that Katniss was in love with another boy and not of him, and to Katniss because maybe she was with Gale, but passing time with Peeta and look how he tries to saved her life make her get confused about her feelings so she focused in what is good for her, and not of what she real want.

The author communicates the important message by using some literary devices, for example she used verbal irony when Peeta say, “Always worried about our safety.“ (Collins, 81) It was sarcastic because he was talking...

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