The Hunger Games

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How is Panem a dystopian society?

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Panem is a dystopian society because everyone in the capital lives an easy, convenient life with lots of priveleges while the rest of the country suffers.

A dystopia is a science fiction in which people have tried to create a perfect world and in trying to do so, created the opposite. Dystopias regulate people's rights and terrorize and control them.

The country of Panem is contructed into thirteen districts in order to control the population. There are supposedly only twelve as the thirteens is assumed to not exist. Each district produces specific foodstuffs and goods for the capital.

Participation in these programs is compulsory. Other elements of dystopian disharmony in Panem are exemplified in District 12. Residents are not allowed to have weapons and hunting is illegal. Speech is very restricted, especially in the districts that are far from the Capitol.

In another feature typical of dystopias, Panem has an event known as The Hunger Games to punish the districts for rebelling. The Capitol forces each of them to have a drawing of all children over the age of twelve. The chosen two are sent to the capital for a reality show wherre they have to fight to death with children from the other districts in a live reality TV show.