As we know, Suzanne Collins says that the idea for The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the Iraq War. The two blended together and the idea of children fighting each other to the death was formed. We have discussed reality television in our world and why it is so popular so that we can explore the novel in more depth.
We have also briefly looked at the power of the media and some interesting images have been created to explore this idea in our society. The first one I have posted is from Gypsy.