The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games Symbols

Suzanne Collins named her fictional dystopia after the Latin phrase, “panem et circenses,” which translates to “bread and games.” The phrase refers to a government’s ability to appease its people with trivial diversions rather than… (read full symbol analysis)
Bread is also a catalyst for change in The Hunger Games. First, there’s Katniss’s memory of the time Peeta saved her life by throwing burnt bread loaves her way. His act of kindness gave… (read full symbol analysis)