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Alan Perez
Professor Tiedemann
English 114
27/November/2012
Argumentation Research Essay

The Hunger Games novel is one of the most exciting and worldwide novels ever writed, in the novel there are some allegories in reference to the modern world history moments, I just decided to pick one of the most relevant and important allegories, comparing the 13 districts to the 13 colonies of the United States
As we learn from the novel's first chapter, the country of Panem is located in what once was North America. In the middle sits the Capitol, a center of wealth and affluence which organizes the yearly Hunger Games. Surrounding the Capitol are thirteen districts, regions which fall under the control of the Capitol.
The districts all have distinct personalities for example District 12, is a coal-mining community; District 11 is primarily focused on agricultural activities, District 4 is focused on fishing and other sea activities, District 10 is the livestock delivery, District 8 clothes and other textiles for the Capitol, District 3 is specialized in electronics and   yet they are all ruled from afar by the cruel and powerful government of the Capitol.

The districts supply the Capitol with the goods they specialize in; yet they often have sanctions, punishments, or unfair restrictions placed upon them by the tyrannical powers that be.
District 13, of course, is the one exception. The thirteenth district is a rebel region that the Capitol obliterated during the Dark Days as a reminder that everyone in Panem must obey the power and might of the Capitol because they specialized in giving nuclear ore and materials for generating power but they decided to make weapons.
The American history buffs amongst us might find this set-up – thirteen districts ruled by a harsh and distant power – all too familiar. During the colonial period, a huge chunk of North America was also split into thirteen colonies: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts,...

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