How does the title of The Hunger Games tie the story together and help give the story meaning?
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Collins' choice of title for her novel The Hunger Games reinforces the focus of the novel on the brutality of the Capitol and Panem as well as the many dystopian elements within the novel. Collins' deliberate construction of the Games is the impetus for the majority of the action within the novel: the dread of the reaping and Katniss' subsequent volunteering flings the protagonist into the heart of the conflict that the Games represent.
Collins' novel challenges the notion of violence as entertainment, and by naming her novel after the Games themselves, she draws the readers into the same frame of reference as all of the citizens of Panem, who eagerly await the delivery and outcome of the Hunger Games.
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