By V. Arrow
Move deeper into the house of the starvation video games with the writer of the best-known fan map of Panem
What does Panem glance like?
How does Panem outline race?
How do Panem’s districts replicate the foremost subject matters of the trilogy?
What allusions to our international are present in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark?
The Panem spouse offers clean perception into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy via taking a look at the area of the starvation video games and the forces that saved its voters divided because the First uprising. With a mix of educational perception and actual fan ardour, V. Arrow explores how Panem may have advanced from the the USA we all know this day and makes use of textual clues to piece jointly Panem’s ideals approximately category, ethnicity, tradition, gender, sexuality, and more.
Includes an in depth identify lexicon and color-illustrated unofficial map
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THG27 Despite her anger, the concept of family is Katniss’ primary motivator and is present in all of her actions and decisions. From the first sentence of The Hunger Games, Katniss’ sole concern is for her family’s— specifically, Prim’s—welfare: When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough 67 FAMILYlLIFElINlPANEM canvas cover of the mattress. THG1 Katniss’ first instinct is always to check for Prim’s “warmth”—her presence, her safety and security.
I described tesserae as welfare previously, and that’s exactly what it is: a government program (ostensibly) put in place to subsidize basic living costs or needs for those at the poorest level of economic society. At the time that the Hunger Games series was being written, according to G. William Domhoff, a research professor in sociology at the University of California–Santa Cruz, in the United States “welfare (mainly AFDC [Aid for Families with Dependent Children]) dole[d] out humiliating relief primarily to poor single mothers.
So now, at the age of sixteen, my name will be in the reaping twenty times. Gale, who is eighteen and has been either helping or single-handedly feeding a family of five for seven years, will have his name in forty-two times. You can see why someone like Madge, who has never been at risk of needing a tessera, can set him off. THG13 47 THElSOCIOECONOMICSlOFlTESSERAE The division that this causes in Panem society between the merchant class—the “haves”—and the specialty classes—the “have-nots”—is clear from Gale, Katniss, and Madge’s early conversation about the impending seventy-fourth reaping ceremony.