For a government to be successful it needs to inflict fear into everyone of its people. The capital did so by using the Hunger Games as a tool for fear, excommunicating each of the districts from each other, and reminding everyone how one district can be eliminated so easily. Therefore, a government cannot rule as efficiently if there is no fear in its people. If fear is not within the government’s people then a rebellion could easily be started.
In the words of Niccolo Machiavelli “is it better to be feared than loved?” The answer to this question in Niccolo Machiavelli's mind was it is better to be feared if you cannot be feared and loved at the same time. When being loved people cannot be able to take your word seriously and will do whatever they please. But when you are feared people will follow your word in fear that you can cause harm to them. The capital uses the Hunger Games as a tool to inflict fear into their people. Each year two children, one boy and one girl, from every district are forced into a battle to the death. Their families are forced to watch as their loved ones are killed off one by one. The Hunger Games are the capitals way of reminding everyone that they are in control because if they want to take your children and make them die they can easily do that. During the Hunger Games the capital also has the power to change the playing field for certain contestants and have them die easily. Everyone in the district knows that if one of them misbehaves and the capital finds out they can easily have their contestant killed off. The worry and fear is what has everyone acting the way they should. If the capital did not use the Hunger Games to inflict fear then citizens in certain districts may easily disobey and start a second revolution against the capital.
Imagine being separated by your family and having everyone put 100 miles away from another and being given phones. The first thing you would want to do is call your family to make sure they...
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