Collision Of Dystopian Worlds Essay

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In the collision of two dystopian worlds, three main themes are recognized in The Hunger Games by Suzanna Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. Those main themes are identity, power and society and class. The main protagonists face to find their identity by playing a game of life or death or entering into different factions to find who you really need to be. In both worlds that take place in each novel, power can be shown through mainly the government and wealthy districts in The Hunger Games and in Divergent it can be seen as a characteristic in a specific faction or the power within one’s self. The theme of society and class shows where each faction, district and government stand in both novels based on their jobs, what they wear, where they live and what their hobbies are. Therefore, demonstrating the comparison of these three themes within The Hunger Games and in Divergent.
Every novel has another novel that can be used in comparison, whether it is the setting, the theme or the characters. In Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games, a tough teenager, Katniss Everdeen is Suzanne Collins main protagonist in her trilogy. Katniss Everdeen lives with her mom and younger sister Prim in District 12, in the country of Panem. Every year the Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes", a boy and a girl, are drafted from each of the twelve districts to be brought to an arena and fight to the death. In Veronica Roth’s Divergent, also another tough teenager, Beatrice Prior is Veronica Roth’s main protagonist. Beatrice Prior lives in the future of Chicago. The future of Chicago is divided into five factions. These five factions which value one thing; Dauntless believes in bravery, Erudite are into knowledge, Abnegation values pro-self-sacrifice, Amity likes the way of friendship, and Candor is bluntly honest. Beatrice catches herself as Divergent because her test results to see which faction she belongs to, says that she does not really fit in any of the factions. Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent novels, can be compared by three of the main themes in each novel; identity, power, and society and class.
Identity is the collected set of characteristics by which a human, animal or thing is acknowledged for. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, lives in District 12 and was a hunter and gather in the country of Panem. Katniss does not like cats but really loves her sister Primrose; also known in the novel as Prim. Katniss’s main goal in life was the survival of her family and after being placed in the Hunger Games, things start to get very complicated. Katniss has to create a whole new self that can buy the audience’s attention and potential sponsors that can help her throughout the game. Katniss has also been handed the challenge of falling in love with one of her opponents, Peeta. “What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend...

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