What is a good theme for The Hunger Games?
One very important theme in The Hunger Games is the importance of personal freedom vs. government control. All the citizens of Panem are oppressed and directly controlled by the government through force; because they are deliberately kept poor and starving, the Districts cannot rebel. Katniss, the protagonist, is a very independent and individualistic girl, and defies the Capitol as much as she can, hunting illegally to keep her family fed. When she is placed into the Hunger Games, she acts out of self-preservation, but then manages to change the rules of the game, threatening the Capitol's control. By publicly showing the power of personal choice, Katniss is able to spur a real rebellion against the Capitol.
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