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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

By alex77, Sofia, Bulgaria

The driving force of life is motivation. Were people to lack in the desire to achieve their dreams, surpass their peers and improve the status quo, today we would not have at our disposal mod cons such as electricity, television etc. However, at the basis of our accomplishments and chiefly our survival lies morality – the innate distinction between right and wrong. Thus arises the conflict between the ultimate objective and the ways one can achieve it. The Hunger Games is an excellent example of this clash. It puts forwards the question whether a noble cause vindicated base means.

The book tells the story of Panem – a country built on the ruins of North America. After World War 3 demolished the rest of the continents, it was the only place where life could thrive. It is comprised of twelve districts, living in labour and toil, and the Capitol where the government and the prominent and affluent citizens bask in ostentation.

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