Identify the symbols and motifs of The Hunger Games and explain their purpose.This should be a mix of concrete detail and commentary, or discuss the way the work is organized and how...

Identify the symbols and motifs of The Hunger Games and explain their purpose.

This should be a mix of concrete detail and commentary, or discuss the way the work is organized and how that
organization impacts theme and tone.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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One motif behind The Hunger Games is the idea of injustice.  The citizens of Panem are being punished for something that happened over 74 years ago.  The games are designed to keep the people in line and force them into submission.  The citizens of the capital live plush, exotic lives while the citizens of the districts literally starve to death in the streets.  It is a dark commentary on the corruption and injustice of a government struggling to control rather than lead its people. 

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mentch | Student | eNotes Newbie

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This book is what happens when the gov gets to powerful. it is trying  to link to the usa in the near future   100 years

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