Loss Of Power In The Hunger Games

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People try to rise to the top to gain power. As people gain power they feel as if everything is in their control such their business, their position in society, those they love, and controlling the simplest decisions. But it can be blinding, fogging the mind and forgetting the main purpose of the job. It has its own power to take over and lose control. When people lose control, they also lose the people they love. This is when others have to step in and help. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins demonstrates that those in power may think that they are doing what's right, but power blinds them and they develope the fear of losing their authority and control. Katniss is a victim to the struggles that the capitol has inflicted upon society and…show more content…
When people try to keep their power, others don’t listen to them because of respect but of fear. It results as this because people become blind to their actions and the effect on others, because of this society must rebel to remind them what they’re doing is wrong. “Taking the kids from our district, forcing them to kill one another while we watch [the hunger games] - this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us [the districts] how totally we are at their mercy. How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion.” (Katniss, 18) The Capitol has gone so far as to take two children of each of the districts into the arena and force them to fight to the death for entertainment. Once there was a rebellion against the Capitol demonstrating that in the past the government had been a problem and still is. As they lost their power they needed to regain and maintain the power and they chose to create fear. The government became so absorbed that made them oblivious to the pain and suffering that they created. . Katniss learns further in the book that there is hope and that no one is completely at their mercy but for her to stand up and rebel against the Capitol’s…show more content…
People are taught to stand up for what they believe in but sometimes they keep their mouth shut to be safe. People must decide when it is time to overpower and rebel against authority when they are wrong. “ When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem....... Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble.” (Katniss, 6) As an child, Katniss learns speaking out may cause consequences, and kept her mouth shut to keep her and her family safe. Children are unaware of their surrounding but eventually realizing that it causes trouble and once they learn that it may change whether or not they decide to stand up and rebel. But there are circumstances where it will push a person bravery and ability to rebel. “ They never intended to let us both live. This was all been devised by the Gamemakers to guarantee the more dramatic showdown in History” (Katniss, 342) Katniss has been taught to keep her mouth shut to keep safe but from the experience of the games taught her to speak out and rebel against the Capitol because they will never change, the chance for two tribute to live is only to make it an epic showdown. In this circumstance it pushes Katniss to rebel to make a change. This changes everything, the Capitol expects everything to

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