Why would The Hunger Games be considered a classic in the future?

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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Hunger Games definitely has the potential to be a future classic.  Like 1984 or Brave New World, Collins' dystopian novel features the best and worst aspects of society.  The book has enormous appeal in its taut, suspenseful plot, relevant themes, and rich characterization, all of which make The Hunger Games worthy of being a classic. 

One of the best features of this novel is that its themes and characterization are well-developed and multi-dimensional, which open the novel for many possible discussion points and inquiry.  This novel has enormous potential for being taught in the classroom--not just for its high-interest appeal to students, but because the students could engage many literary devices and literary criticism through the context of The Hunger Games.

zumba96 | Student

This could be considered a classic because of its dystopian view and how prolific the message is. This shows a multitude of emotions and different plot twists and explains the harshest troubles anyone could ever go through to keep their family safe as well as heart wrenching passages so it can definitely have potential to be a classic. 

beneschb | Student

It shows an aray of emotions and can shows that you must live every moment as your last. It explains sacrafice, poverty, death, sorrow and friendship. It explains why love is important and what a family would go through to keep each other safe.

brenduucha | Student

In my opinion The Hunger Games will be considered, if it will, a classic, because of its crash between the different societies. The crash between the rich and the poor and how this, is reflected in the young society that will be the future of each district.

It also shows standars of life and death that can be considered important in a moment of hessitation or doubt. In a moment, one moment, that can change your life forever.