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The society within The Hunger Games is controlled by a totalitarian government in the Capitol. And as the government holds the majority of the country of Panem’s power, the government hence has total and complete control over every single part of its people’s lives. Although corrupt governments use twisted hope to control people, one can find faith in their true dream and rebel against the dystopian society in the face of the pain of losing someone. Hope can be twisted and is used to further destroy people’s faith and reinforce their fear towards society, as all they care about is survival. When asked about the true reason of the hunger games Coriolanus Snow, a merciless and tyrannical president of Panem says, “Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective; a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained” (Collins 275). He implies that the reason for having a winner for the Hunger Game is because of the power of hope. As he is fully aware of the power of hope, he decides to use a just right amount of corrupted hope from the hunger games to keep citizens of Panem stay in line and conform to the ruling of the Capitol. When Katniss and Peeta win the games and come back home, their success does not bring any real changes for those who live in District 12. Poverty, starvation, fear and grief still exists deeply in the District 12, the annual winner of the hunger games only offers people a hallucination of their ideal life. Most people accept the corrupted hope the hunger games offer them, while Katniss overcome the temptation of that poisonous dream after the death of innocent Rue. People will often wake up and rise against the cruel domination of a flawed society when faced with the pain of losing someone. “That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I. I gather up an armful and come back to Rue’s side. Slowly, one stem at a time, I decorate her body in the flowers” (Collins 126). Then Katniss sings to Rue in her last moments and then covers Rue’s body with flowers, her memorial to Rue is an act of rebellion to the rule of the corrupted society. As tributes from different districts are supposed to kill each other in order to win the hunger game, the purpose of the game is not to build true friendships amount the tributes. After the death of Rue, when Katniss chooses to challenge the twisted hope offered by the government, her hope of surviving the hunger games turns into a hope for a better society. To conclude, under the corruption of a totalitarian government, Katniss’ only hope is merely surviving; but later on, after the death of her friend Rue, Katniss finally wakes up, as a result, she gains self-awareness faith turns into the hoping for a better society.