Avox Girl In The Hunger Games

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In the book, The Hunger Games the character, the red-headed Avox girl, has several character traits that connect to a dystopian society. A dystopian society is “a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive, societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated, worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system,” states NSCC English Instructor Terri Chung. There are also various elements that must be present in order to make a dystopian society; some of those elements include: totalitarian government, isolation of characters and rebellion against government. The…show more content…
One example of this would be how she is kind and compassionate to Katniss but hates the Capitol. “She comes back with a damp cloth and wipes my face gently then cleans the blood from a broken plate off my hand” (page 119). The reader can infer that she hates the Capitol because she ran away them and, as a result she was made into an Avox. The Avox girl’s hatred of the Capitol is a common trait in many citizens of a dystopian society. Her having kindness and compassion demonstrates how she hates the Capitol for what they have done to her but, that she does not hate Katniss. Another example would be that she is not capable of feeling hate towards Katniss. She knows Katniss would not have been able to save her if she tried. “I guess she did not wish me dead after all,” (page 349). After everything she has been through she does not blame Katniss for what happened to her, she blames the Capitol. In her situation, most people would hate Katniss for not trying to save her; and would hate Capitol for what happened. This shows that she has a kind and compassionate personality. Being kind and compassionate will make her protective over those she feels needs

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