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Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games (2008) showcases the binary oppositions, class and power segregations, and performances of gender between the people living in poverty in the Districts and people holding power in the Capitol. The novel shows the lower-class status of the inhabitants in the Districts suffering from hunger and the powerful upper class of the Capitol with its extravagant lifestyle. This hierarchy is presented throughout the novel which illustrates the ideology of those in power who aim to make the event – the Hunger Games – an entertaining TV show by pushing 24 contestants coming from the Districts to kill each other, leaving only one survivor in the end. In this excerpt, Collins focuses on the protagonist Katniss Everdeen and shows her entering a different world, as …show more content…
Touching upon gender, class, and power, the excerpt presents how those concepts are performed by Katniss and the citizens of Capitol. In this essay, I argue that class plays an important role on femininityof Katniss. The circumstances of Katniss’s lower class transform her into a masculine woman whereas the upper class of the Capitol expects her to perform the emphasized femininity by focusing on appearance and body care. Leading her life in a conflict to survive in District Twelve, Katniss’s lifestyle might be masculine. However, the excerpt mainly shows that Katniss also performs femininity situated on class. The representation of Katniss’s identity in The Hunger Games shows reasonably diversity. The physical change of Katniss denoted in the excerpt not only shows the body change aimed to make her look feminine, but also this change implies the transition of Katniss from being a miserable and masculine girl to being a feminine girl in an upper-class environment. As a girl coming from District Twelve where Katniss

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