Within this project, The Hunger Games Novels, the literary works of Suzanne Collins, are analyzed for their significance of inspiration drawn from Roman History. This study looks at the fictional world created by Collins to determine the overall impact that history had on this author during the creation of Panem. This comparison is made by relating characters and plots to historical elements such as Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus, Emperor Nero, the gladiatorial games, and Spartacus. These similarities are further evaluated to convey the importance and warning that these novels serve to educate against the development of dystopian societies.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 2022


Jackie E. Jay

Mentor Department Affiliation

History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies