In the novel, The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is a dystopian young adult book that is based in Panem that is divided into twelve districts. Each year the districts have to send a boy and a girl into an arena to fight to the death. The novel’s protagonist is Katniss, who lives in the poorest district. Katniss makes the audience think of the important ideas of bravery, societal class and love.
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.
What makes your identity? Is it your past, your family, your hopes, dreams, fears? It is all that and more. Your identity makes up who you are. It is always growing and ever-changing. Your identity is what makes you human. Finding it can be a struggle, maintaining it can be even harder. Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games were two examples of finding and holding onto your identity. Katniss was the girl who had to grow up to fast. She had to learn how to provide for her family, to be strong. Katniss thought to do this she had to create a wall to hold back all the childish things that were apart her. She put on a mask to grow up but to also protect herself from those who would wish to abuse her innocence. The mask, the wall they kept her
However, Peeta and Katniss still have some similarities: Katniss loves her sister Prim and is willing to sacrifice herself for her; meanwhile, Peeta loves Katniss so much and also willing to sacrifice for her. Compared to Katniss’s toughness and boyish, Peeta’s image is much more feminine: he likes to bake and decorate cakes. In the book, Katniss has complicated emotional feeling to Peeta: Peeta and the bread he gave are the things contribute to her survival, which makes her feel that she owes Peeta something, and she hates feeling like she owes anyone anything, particularly when she's expected to kill that person because of the game rules. However, in my point of view, Peeta is a symbol of hope for Katniss. He is the person who gave hope when Katniss and her family are starving to death. It is because of Peeta, Katniss can survive and face the
Identity has been defined in many ways. It is the concept used to describe an individual's sense of who he or she is (Dashefsky and Shapiro, 1976). Changes in identity occur throughout the life cycle, however, the changes in identity are usually most notable during adolescence. Integrating a positive sense of ethnic identity into one's overall personal identity is an important task of late adolescence (Steinberg, 1996).
In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins expresses two themes. The first one is that we can’t let the government use their power to treat, and use people like they want, they are oppressing them. “At one o’clock, we head of the square. Attendance is mandatory unless you are on deaths door. This evening, officials will come around and check to see if this is the case. If not you will be imprisoned.” (Collins, 16) we can see that the Capitol forces the people to participate in the reaping by threatening them. “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to
Although Katniss naturally resists both consumerism and feminine gender norms, she eventually finds herself forced to conform to these norms in order to appeal to the Capitol-based audience and sponsors, on whom her survival depends. When she is at home in District 12 she expresses indifference toward romance, and says of Gale’s popularity with girls: “It makes me jealous but not for the reason people would think. Good hunting partners are hard to find” (Collins 18). Katniss also has little to no interest in her physical beauty and is mainly concerned with appearing strong and intimidating: “Crying is not an option. There will be more cameras at the train station” (Collins 34). Katniss is unconcerned with conforming to beauty ideals because she does not see her appearance as a pleasant display for others, but rather as a tool to help her project an image that will give her a practical advantage. If she looks tough and intimidating, the sponsors and other tributes will see her as a worthy competitor and not an easy target, increasing her chances of survival. This initially backfires because the people of the Capitol are suspicious of her unconventional gender presentation. However, when Katniss becomes aware of this and begins performing femininity to appeal
1) Culture. (Write two double-spaced pages on culture, talk about BOTH films.) The films present us with a vision of futuristic societies. You should provide an analysis of this society as if you were an anthropologist discovering a new culture. What seems to be the rules, norms, values, laws and symbols of this culture? Is there a dominant culture? Are there any subcultures or countercultures, describe them (and indicate why some are subcultures and others counterculture)? Describe a few elements of material and nonmaterial culture.
Throughout the whole story of The Hunger Games, the author Suzanne Collins’ personal story plays a major role in the events of the annual hunger games, and is a great influence on the personality and development of the two tributes from District 12 and their struggle to survive in the cruel, harsh arena.
The book The Hunger Games, portrays a society where people are treated unfairly based on factors that they cannot control. The people are born into one of 13 districts. There lives vary drastically based on where they are born. Someone born in the Capitol has a completely different life than someone born in district 12. A person born in the Capitol lives a wealthy life and is always treated with respect. On the other hand someone born in district 12 has a life of constant back breaking work. They live in poverty and struggle to survive.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has many characteristics of a dystopian society. Propaganda is used throughout the book to control the citizens of society. The people of the twelve districts have their Information, independent thought, and freedom restricted. The type of dystopian control present is corporate control.
It is only natural for teenagers to struggle with their sense of identity. One of the biggest challenges one faces during their “coming of age” is trying to discover various parts of themselves. I will be exploring the idea of how family and friends can socially influence an individual’s identity and affect the process of finding one’s true sense of belonging. I will be exploring this idea through the four texts; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger.
Throughout The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Peeta Mellark endures a dramatic change and grows into a much more dominant person. Katniss is up in a tree when she realizes that the tributes (other people in the games) are coming her way to kill a competitor within her area, and she sees that unexpectedly Peeta is with them. Katniss tells her readers "An argument breaks out until one tribute silences the others. 'I'll go finish her and let's move on!' I almost fall out of the tree. The voice belongs to Peeta," (Collins 160). If gender is just an imitation of an ideal, at that time Peeta really proved that stereotypes are true by being the alfa male of the group. So Peeta definitely proved that in the end he
When one talks about personal identity is often based on the prevailing belief that identity is constructed by morality, which forms within oneself. Although this is true, to create morality, one must look to outside influences. Using the novels, the Kite Runner and Mister Pip it can be proven that relationships, ethnicity, and important life events create a personal identity.
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