Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Class clashes in “The Hunger Games”: A Marxist study
Author(s): Dr. Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Maria Mansoor, Sahar Khan, Abdul Mannan, Sania Muqqadas
Abstract: The main aim of this exploratory study is to trace Marxist elements in The Hunger Games and investigate its effect on the plot structure and living situation of different character. The Hunger Games is a series of three dystopian novels, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, written by Suzanne Collins in 2008. Marxism basically deals with the struggles of poor and working class against rich people of society and socio-economic effects of their struggles on society. Findings indicate vast varieties of Marxist elements scattered through the whole text. In The Hunger Games supreme power of capitol over all districts is the prominent fact of Marxism. Male dominance is also obvious in these novels when we see that how Katniss Everdeen was ignored until she made the mark during training and in the games.