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16.08.2013 · Never Let Me Go and The Hunger Games have similarities however, when I was first asked the question, my immediate thought was that they are both just stories.

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The argument to show more violence for the sake of “impact” speaks precisely to society’s taste for voyeurism that is one of the problematic themes The Hunger Games wants us to question. As acknowledged cautionary tales, both the movie and the book beg us to rethink issues like showing children graphic violence, especially against characters who would be their peers. Why do we need to the tearing of flesh, spurting of blood, or agony of twelve-year-olds? Have we so lost touch with our emotions that we cannot feel these things – cannot these things – unless bodies sprawl on the ground before our eyes? If that is true, then humanity has already set a few toes onto the dirt road toward a barbarous future that The Hunger Games plainly hopes we can avoid.

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The Hunger Games was most likely derived from "The Most Dangerous Game" because they share many similarities such as a remote location, survival of the fittest, a deadly game, dystopian society/setting, and lastly the survivor is the victor.

 

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In The Hunger Games, Collins creates a futuristic society of severe class inequality in which the children of the poor are killed for the political benefit and entertainment of the rich.