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The Mine Explosion

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Which element of the dystopian society of The Hunger Games is best supported by the following passage?

“But there’s also food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. There was nothing even to bury. I was eleven then” (Collins, ch. 1).

A

Suffering is spectacle and entertainment.

B

Violence is normalized.

C

Loyalty and patriotism are valued.

D

Government is oppressive and controlling.

E

The good of the individual is more important than the good of society.