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The Hunger Games - Will you summarize The Hunger Games using the Marxist approach?

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lorirk | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 22, 2012 at 3:04 AM via web

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The Hunger Games - Will you summarize The Hunger Games using the Marxist approach?

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ahuffer | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM (Answer #1)

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I have provided a link that explains Marxism. The Hanger Games can be analyzed from a Marxist perspective because the "Working Class" has to find a way to outsmart the government in order to get out from under the government's "thumb". Catniss has to trust her gut instinct and use her brains to get out of her district, and then out of the games, to put a stop to the games and the government. In the process, she learns of the waste that's occurring outside the "working" districts, due to capitalism/materialism. She has to learn who to trust in order to "even the playing field" for all people.

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