These two novels, The Hunger Games and 1984, have taught me a series of lessons that I could potentially use as a reference in the future. I have learned that warfare is not always the answer when it comes to taking over or controlling some other human being. In 1984, they use fear, along with, distractions to control ones mind. For example, they use the Thoughtpolice to impose fear on everyone, making them eat, sleep, and drink only what is good for the Party. They also use the war as a distraction to keep people from thinking of rebellion. In The Hunger Games, the Capitol also uses their games as both a tactic of fear and distraction. They put their loved ones on the line, making them fear the government and stopping any and all forms of rebellions. It is also a distraction because it keeps the residents of this nation preoccupied with the games, making the government less susceptible to revolts. These tactics are quite ingenious and could be used in the real world some day if it comes to that situation. I have also learned from the two novels that no matter the war or status of the war, there will always be a hierarchical system during or after the war. This can be seen in both novels. In The Hunger Games, they have a system ranging from the president to the lowest and poorest people in district twelve. In 1984, it can also be seen, ranging from Big Brother to the lowest of low, the proletariats. These have been just a few of the lessons, ideas, and morals I have learned form these two great novels. Reading and understanding dystopian novels may seem boring and laborious, but it could teach someone a few lessons when it comes to keeping our own government in check and in power.