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
Jackie E. Jay
Mentor Department Affiliation
History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Restricted Access Thesis
Watwood, Jason Quaid, "The Hunger Games: A Recollection of Ancient Rome and a Warning for a Desolate Future" (2022). Honors Theses. 925.