Do you belive there is any chance to eradicate class struggles in the future?in 1848 karl marx wrote in the communist manifesto "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class...

Do you belive there is any chance to eradicate class struggles in the future?

in 1848 karl marx wrote in the communist manifesto "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." discuss this statement as it applies to the society and govetnment of panem.

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If you believe Gale, then yes there is hope for an end to the current class struggles in Panem.  Gale believed that the government was purposely encouraging a difference in the working class and the merchant class to create a sense of derision in the districts.  If the people didn't trust each other and didn't like one another, they would be far less likely to work together in an uprising. 

While it is unlikely that all sense of class will be erased in the future, it is possible that the current struggles might ease or be eliminated.  As it stands in District 12, there are two main classes of people.  The working class has to complete dangerous and hazardous work in the mines for very little pay.  If a working class person is unable to continue working in the mines, they have very few options for survival.  The merchant class lives very differently.  They own shops, stores, or have some sort of skilled trade.  These people live better than the working class.  They don't often have to apply for tessera in order to feed themselves and they aren't likely to be seen starving in the streets. 

Sometimes the working class and the tradesmen work well together.  Certain groups do get along, but there is still a sense of distrust between them.  They have different priorities and live in different parts of town.  Perhaps in the future, areas like the Seam might disappear and all the people of district 12 will work together for a better future.

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