In the history of cinema, most movies involving a hero 's journey involve mostly the same plot; man gets a call, goes on a journey, gets in a battle or two, and saves the helpless woman from some evil source. The Hunger Games has the same plot as other hero films, but takes a complete turn on the actor encompassing the hero. The hero in this film is a Katniss Everdeen, a poor girl from a dystopian society. In this film Katniss volunteers for her sister to be in the Hunger Games, which is an event where individuals are thrown into an arena where people from twelve districts fight each other to the death for entertainment. Katniss must win the hunger games and make it back to her family. Katniss eventually befriends Peta and they defeat all obstacles and win the Hunger Games together. The Hunger Games is a perfect example of a hero 's journey plot. It follows the steps that any hero journey movie would, including the call, crossing the threshold, a supreme ordeal, companions and mentors, a transformation and the end gift. This film encompasses the classic hero journey plot, with an exception of having a strong female lead instead of male.
The Hunger Games is a 2008 top selling science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. Set in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, Suzanna Collins deals with many issues that each play vital roles in the novel, such as the inequality between the rich and poor and the importance of appearances.
The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games generates suspense, action, and science fiction, and a form of dictatorship. The setting is in Panem, formerly North America. Part of the book is in District 12, near the Appalachian Mountains. It is set in the future.
Another important idea that Katniss makes the audience think of is Love. She helps the audience see this because the main driving point of the novel is Katniss’s love for Prim. This is the reason she volunteered for her at the reaping and why she is in the Hunger Games in the first place. This love is shown when she buys Prim her goat, “She (Prim) was so excited she started crying and laughing all at once.” This tells us that Katniss was willing to spend her money on a goat for Prim that she could’ve spent on something else that would’ve given them better prospects or saved the money. Instead, she chose to give her sister something that she could look after, love and give her lasting memories of fun and happiness. Katniss also shows love for Peeta when she nurses him back to health in the cave. Even when she thought that their love was fictional she still fought to get to him and helped save his life when he was
In the fictional novel The Hunger Games, selected teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in an arena when an entire nation watches on. Leaders from the Capitol who are in power use this tactic to dehumanized the people from the other districts. The concept of dehumanization has applied to various religions, races, and nationalities throughout history. From slavery to the Holocaust to genocides around the world, dehumanization has been used to continue on ways of living and justify certain acts. Pieces of literature attesting to this treatment are great sources of proof that dehumanization has occurred throughout history. In The Hunger Games, the leaders from the Capitol showed dehumanization on a grand scale by assigning very little value to human life to the citizens of Panem. The people in power take advantage of the victim this concept continues to be document in literature and the media.
During the 74th hunger games, she befriends a young tribute named Rue, who reminds her of Prim. Katniss' shows the humanity that the capitol does not and tries her best to help Rue last in the hunger games as much as she can. The purpose of the games is to kill everyone to become the victor and experience a life of fame and luxury. Many times she represses deadly actions towards other tributes and allows them chances to escape from her excellent hunting skills through the usage of a bow and arrows. She unable to intentionally hurt anyone unless she has no choice.
In District 12 of Panem, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is walking to meet her friend, Gale, a boy she seems to like, in the woods so they can do some hunting for food. As she’s walking, she thinks about her mother and her younger sister, Prim, who is 12 years old. They have depended on Katniss for food ever since their father died in a mine explosion when Katniss was 11.
Katniss was always very close to her little sister Prim. Prim meant the world to her and she always did her best to protect her. Katniss loved Prim so much that she even put her own life before hers when she “stepped up to take Prim’s place”(24) as tribute. Katniss’ father was a very influential on her. He taught her how the woods could provide for her but also that they could be dangerous. Even after he had died he was still important to her. After her dad past, Katniss’ mother became drastically depressed and was unable to provide for her children. Katniss never truly forgave her for abandoning them in their time of need. With her mother in a comatose state Katniss decided she would have to protect and provide for Prim. All the hunting, gathering and buying of tesserae was for Prim’s sake. To keep them out of the community home
The first mentor present in Katniss’ life is her sister, Primrose. When Primrose gets reaped, Katniss steps in and makes a sacrifice to save her sister. From that point on, Primrose becomes the driving force behind Katniss’ will to survive. When Katniss says goodbye to her family, Prim asks Katniss to try to win, and Katniss promises to try. Primrose has hope for Katniss’ return. Primrose’s faith in Katniss is the main reason Katniss decides to fight for her life and, eventually, win.
Katniss Everdeen lives a life that is based on her ability to survive long before she becomes a participant in the Hunger Games. The death of Katniss’s father left Katniss to provide for her mother and her sister, Prim.
You have to put your name into a bowl to enter (which you are required to enter at least 1 time each year from the ages of 12 to 18). You are able to enter your name in an infinitely more times to get food which Katniss does every year. This year of the Hunger Games Prim is 12 and only puts her name in once. She is chosen and Katniss "...(I) Volunteer[s] as tribute". This means that she will take her sister's place and probable face certain death in the Games. She is a good sister and kept her sister alive and well in the place that Katniss will probably die. And in the hunger games she helps the other member of district 12 because he gave her bread once and was slapped hard for
Society as a whole is drawn to dystopian media primarily because of the evident similarities between the government being portrayed in the media, and the government that society has to live under. A film that is constantly spoken about for its almost satirical comparison between America’s own government and the government presented in the film itself is The Hunger Games. The comparisons made show similarities between the civil unrest within communities under the oppressive government, and the acts of defiance that follow. In the film, by keeping disturbance prevalent within the separate districts, the leaders keep themselves safe from unrest being directed towards them. The government - in the film, the totalitarian government - is well aware of their actions, and justifies them by giving the districts the belief that “It was the price [they] had to pay” (Ross). In addition, districts are shown to have a deep-rooted hatred for each other as a result of the competitive nature of the Games; this enmity keeps them from fully seeing the tyranny of their leaders. This can be related to real life: in America, there is a consistent tension between several different racial groups or religious societies because of circumstances that the government or significant leaders, such as Donald Trump or Roy Moore, create for society. However, the film implies that members of the community are not completely blind to the government’s tactics, and because of this, small acts
In the film, The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross shows the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen as a strong well-skilled District 12’s female tribute who carries hope along to survive in the arena among other tributes to rebel against an oppressive government control. Throughout the film we can see how Katniss gets motivated by her loved ones back at home as well as her District 12’s members. For instance, Katniss’s younger sister, Prim gives strength when she gives the mocking jay pin
Katniss is the protagonist of the novel. She is a tough, self-sufficient, extremely loyal girl whose childhood was cut short by responsibility. After her father died, her mother sank into a deep depression, so it was up to Katniss to feed the family. One evening, she was going through others' trash in desperation when Peeta Mellark purposefully burned bread from his family's bakery and gave it to her. She feels like she owes him for that action, because after that she realizes the forest will be how to feed her family. She and her friend Gale regularly hunt wild game and gather food, selling some and keeping some for their families. Katniss dearly loves her younger sister Prim, so much so that she volunteers to go to the Hunger Games in Prim's place. Though Katniss could very easily feel bitter towards her more sheltered sister, instead she is fiercely protective of her. During the Games, this protectiveness transfers to another young tribute named Rue who Katniss grows very close too and mentors as she were an older sister to Rue.