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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

  

by Suzanne Collins

Society and Class Quotes in The Hunger Games

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Quote #10

"I was still in bed!" "I had just had my eyebrows dyed!" "I swear I nearly fainted!" Everything is about them, not the dying boys and girls in the arena.

We don't wallow around in the Games this way in District 12. We grit our teeth and watch because we must and try to get back to business as soon as possible when they're over. To keep from hating the prep team, I effectively tune out most of what they're saying. (26.36-37)

Katniss overhears the stylists in her prep team dishing about the Games as if they were talking about the latest episode of The Bachelor. We learn that the affluent society of the Capitol experiences the Hunger Games very differently than District 12. For them, it is mere entertainment.

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