Apa: Comparison Between the Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies

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Comparing and contrasting the similarities and difference of group and individual survival between the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and the 1990 film of Lord of the Flies directed by Harry Hook. BY: Becky Coutlee April, 23, 2012 D.Smith Comparing and contrasting the similarities and difference of group and individual survival between the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and the 1990 film of Lord of the Flies directed by Harry Hook. “And while the law of 'competition' may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department” (Andrew Carnegie). Although competition is difficult it is…show more content…
In Lord of the Flies, Jack and his group used spears to intimidate Ralph and Piggy to leave them alone. “Jack had backed right against the tribe and they were a solid mass of menace that bristled with spears” (Golding 200). In Hunger Games, Katniss used a bow and arrow to intimidate the gamemakers to pay attention to her, when it was her turn to be evaluated and she was being ignored. “Without thinking, I pull an arrow from my quiver and send it straight at the gamemakers table. I hear shouts of alarm as people stumble back” (Collins 101). When Ralph killed that boy in the forest, he was using the spear for protection because he feared for his life (Golding 221). A moment when Katniss had to use a weapon for protection and not to hunt was when she killed the district one male tribute. This was because he killed Rue with a spear just moments before (Collins 233). Katniss’s weapons in the arena and in District 12 were to keep herself and others alive. Without those weapons Katniss and others would have faced starvation and then death. Jack hunted to feed the boys, but mostly to satisfy his own bloodlust. Later on in both the novel and movie of Lord of the Flies, many of the other boys followed in fulfilling their own impulse of bloodlust and savagery with Jack, but as a result Simon and Piggy faced death. A weapon has many significant purposes to an individual and a group such as protection, intimidation and killing. Throughout the

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