Dystopian is a popular genre of literature that emphasis on the negative future written for the young people and adults. In a dystopia life is considered by poverty, violence, human misery, etc. Dystopian literature focus more on what is wrong in the society and the political system. I would describe dystopian literature as if they were trying to send out a warning message to the world. Utopia on the other hand is the opposite of dystopia. Utopia is an imagined place where everything is seen as perfect. On earth utopia is not real because there is nothing on earth perfect. Utopia is only a place we pray or dream about. Anti-utopia and dystopia is the same. They both are genres that talk about the negative in the society.
The Hunger Games is an example of a popular dystopian literature but also has its utopian moments as well. In The Hunger Games the government has total control over the society. This story take place in a country of limited resources called Panem. Watching The Hunger Games give me a feeling of the Olympics. Even though teams are not trying to kill each other in the Olympics, you can still see a similarity. The teenagers were divided into 12 different districts. The districts were like the social classes today which is the upper class, middle class, and lower or working class. In today’s world, the media talks about celebrities and their everyday lives all the time. The contestants in The Hunger Games receive this treatment when they start to play in the games. Also it reminds me of the this 2016 election.
“As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her political opponent, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finally get to the end of their campaigns, the world must take a moment to acknowledge all the ways this election has aped The Hunger Games. Remember all the original “players” (also known as the presidential candidates) who have slowly been cast aside to allow the final contestants to do battle for our viewing pleasure?”
McGuire, Jen. The 2016 election is “the hunger games,” according to the Internet. Romper, 9 Nov. 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.