Event Title

How the Odds are Never in your Favor

Mentor 1

Dr. Jennifer Willis-Rivera

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

This research examines the work of Suzanne Collins in The Hunger Games trilogy. Our research focuses on the fictional society of Panem and how it is analogous to present-day society. The purpose of this project is to understand how our past, present and potentially future society could become similar to that of Panem in The Hunger Games. We can recognize these three viewpoints throughout the trilogy by investigating past historical economic and social issues, the current pandemic of the Ebola virus and societal adoption of technological advances.Historically; Collins tells of a totalitarian government similar to those of our past. These governmental structures and the ruling body of Panem have similar characteristics of controlling their people through force, media and events. Collin’s presents the citizens of the Capitol as living in an oblivion to the reality of the individuals in the districts before the rebellion. This is currently happening in the United States with the response to the recent Ebola outbreak. Collins warns our present-day society to become more aware of what purposes of technology our society is utilizing as a whole to have hope of thriving in the future. Currently the technology designed to improve our ability to communicate today has actually decreased our skills to effectively hold a conversation with one another. In summary these three viewpoints led to the creation of Collin’s fictional society of Panem. The viewpoints are not, however, simply fictional. We can recognize and relate these viewpoints to our present-day society. These tacit lessons from The Hunger Games trilogy are significant because realistically this dystopian society could become our reality in the near future.

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Apr 24th, 10:30 AM Apr 24th, 11:45 AM

How the Odds are Never in your Favor

Union Wisconsin Room

This research examines the work of Suzanne Collins in The Hunger Games trilogy. Our research focuses on the fictional society of Panem and how it is analogous to present-day society. The purpose of this project is to understand how our past, present and potentially future society could become similar to that of Panem in The Hunger Games. We can recognize these three viewpoints throughout the trilogy by investigating past historical economic and social issues, the current pandemic of the Ebola virus and societal adoption of technological advances.Historically; Collins tells of a totalitarian government similar to those of our past. These governmental structures and the ruling body of Panem have similar characteristics of controlling their people through force, media and events. Collin’s presents the citizens of the Capitol as living in an oblivion to the reality of the individuals in the districts before the rebellion. This is currently happening in the United States with the response to the recent Ebola outbreak. Collins warns our present-day society to become more aware of what purposes of technology our society is utilizing as a whole to have hope of thriving in the future. Currently the technology designed to improve our ability to communicate today has actually decreased our skills to effectively hold a conversation with one another. In summary these three viewpoints led to the creation of Collin’s fictional society of Panem. The viewpoints are not, however, simply fictional. We can recognize and relate these viewpoints to our present-day society. These tacit lessons from The Hunger Games trilogy are significant because realistically this dystopian society could become our reality in the near future.