Analyzing Pane Wiesel's 'The Hunger Games'

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The Hunger Games universe is set in the country named Panem, and is built on a dictatorship. The country consists of a wealthy capitol and 12 districts which are in varying states of poverty. Every year, two children from each district are selected to participate in a televised death match called The Hunger Games. There are 24 tributes in the beginning, but in the end only one will be victorious.
The story starts with the introduction of the main character – Katniss Everdeen, and her loyal best friend – Gale. Katniss and Gale are both the breadwinners of their families, they complete their daily routine of hunting together and are selling their catch on a market – illegally of course. However, the peace in Panem can’t last too long – her sister, Primrose/Prim, is selected to participate in the 74th Hunger Games and Katniss volunteers to take her place. The District 12 gets its first volunteer in the history.
Before the games start, we find out that Peeta – the male tribute from District 12, has long ago developed romantic feelings for Katniss. They’re advised by their mentor to play along with that outburst, in order to gain more wealthy sponsors. Their story gains a big amount of attention and the Capitol portrays them …show more content…

The whole story itself would be much better without romantic feelings between the two main tributes. We’ve known about Peetas’crush on Katniss even before the games started, and towards the end, we also understand that Katnisss herself began to develop feelings. In my perspective, it would be interesting to see something different from the other stories, I would rather see her rejecting Peetas’feelings and just playing along to the act for the sake of attention. Later, through the series their feelings will grow even more and become something more, and that made me really disappointed. Therefore, the first Hunger Games movie will get four stars from

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