Dystopian Society - Hunger Games

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1. What is a Dystopian Society? How is Panem a Dystopian Society? Cite specific evidence from the text that demonstrates at least one feature of a dystopian society.
A dystopia is an imaginary community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is literally translated as "not-good place", an antonym of utopia. Panem is characterized as a dystopia.
Panem is a dystopia, because most of all the districts in Panem are struggling agaisnt hunger. In order to have more to eat for your family. You have to go in an arena and fight to the death. The only place in Panem that enjoys watching the Hunger Games is the Captiol. All the districts has to watch it, even though they hated it.

The dystopian theme is furthered when we learn the reason the Hunger Games were created. They were created as a reminder of the Capitol’s power and what it will do if anyone tries to disrupt the status quo. Any attempt at overthrowing the government will be met with a harsh, lasting punishment.
“The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins.” (Chapter 1, Paragraph…...

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