The book “The Hunger Games” was written by Suzanne Collins and it’s the first book out of the trilogy she has written. Collins uses a mixture of modern and classical as elements in this story and it allows for any age reader to enjoy it. Some the literary devices she uses in the book are setting, symbolism, and themes. It’s everything you could want in a book because it has a little bit of each genre, like action, romance, comedy, and even mystery. This book will have you sitting at the edge of your seat on minute and then grabbing for a tissue the next. When reading this book, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and looking at the setting, symbolism, and theme it’s easy to sense the different tones and emotions going on in the story.
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 time that Suzanne Collins lived in when she was writing this book had a heavy effect on the plot of the book. It was from watching tv when the concept of the hunger games came to her. She was surfing the channels and saw a reality tv show where people were competing to stay in the game and a footage from the invasion of Iraq. The two concepts mixed in her mind and led her to the hunger games. She published the book in 2008 which was a time when reality shows, like Survivor, were very popular. If the reader approaches this book thinking of it as a reality tv show, a lot of the same themes arise.
Until page 50 it was a perfect beginning , and I had a good time in reading this pages and a lot of something to learn and something make me feel interest, such as, the deep description of the characters, places, and even food which made me feel the moment and as if I were living with them. Also, the way that the author had depicted how people suffered because of the hanger and poverty. Another thing that I want to notice about is that girl – Katniss – who was the ideal sister and daughter, when she prefers to go to The Hunger Games instead of her sister – Prim- ,and when she takes care of her ill mother. Furthermore, while all the bad things that happened to her and all the responsibilities that placed on her, but it didn't prevented her
To begin with, The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, and is written by Suzanne Collins. First off, the novel takes place in Penem, a make-believe future where the Capital is surrounded by districts. The Districts are like slaves to the Capital, give away resources to the Capital and only keep some resources to themselves; so you can imagine that the districts are very poor. The Capital also forces the districts to give up one boy and girl to go to annual Hunger Games, so to prevent War. Katniss, the main character in the book, ends up being part of the hunger games alongside with Peeta. Katniss then has to fight for her life because there may only be one victor. Lastly, throughout this book you’ll see conformity and civil disobedience play a huge role in the Hunger Games.
Suzanne Collins always describes things so clearly. I think because of all the descriptions it makes it easier to understand. I liked the whole book, but my favorite part of the book was in the training center. When Katniss was showing the sponsors her bow and arrow skills. The first time she messed up and the sponsors didn't really pay any attention after that. Then she hits a bullseye but they weren’t looking, so she shoots an arrow towards the people's heads and hit an apple on the pigs roast. I think that many people would enjoy reading the book, but I think the minimum age is around sixth grade. The book was so good that I couldn’t stop reading at any point. In my opinion, there were no boring parts of the
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is good book about how Katniss Everdeen goes through her life on the run from the Capital. After the second Hunger Games, Katniss gets pulled out and brought somewhere she didn’t expect. In District 13 Katniss is along with the rest of the rebels inspired by her. All of her friends that were in the games with her got rescued all except Peeta. Katniss is heartbroken and wants to go back to save Peeta and kill President Snow. Snow is the one that created the games and put her in all of this mess. She wants her revenge. Later on in the book they successfully save Peeta, but he is not what he was. He has been mentally changed in the capital. With Peeta in this state Katniss is hates Snow even more. A friend
In every hero’s journey I’ve read in the past, the heroes are always the male character and there were never any females that were a hero/heroine. Joseph Campbell talked a little bit about the heroine, who is a female hero, and most people do not believe that women can be heroes. The first thing that caught my attention in The Hunger Games movie series was the main character and hero, Katniss Everdeen. She was a great example of a hero. She embodies the definition of a hero by the sense of the word; she was not only a great fighter in front of a strong male but she also volunteered to take the place of her little sister who was chosen in the first place. This was an act of heroic self-sacrifice. One of the main roles of the game was to be the sole survivor, but Katniss sacrificed her chance of winning only to save Peeta, whom she developed love for during the game. The actions displayed by Katniss align with Joseph Campbell’s ideal of a hero; “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” On multiple occasions Katniss exemplifies this version of a hero.
The book, The Hunger Games, was written by Suzanne Collins. This book had many ideas including; power, versions of reality, identity, society and class, love, strength and skill, appearances, politics, competition, and sacrifice. Two very important ideas that stuck out to me were power, and sacrifice. Suzanne Collins has a lot of evidence in her book to support her main ideas. Suzanne Collins is a great author who can very easily grab the readers attention and that is why hers books are so popular, and how so many people are unable to stop reading them.
Allow me to preface this by stating that I’m horrible at introductions; it’s not a complete lie, but it does grasp the reader’s attention (albeit usually only because they want to see what monstrosity I ended up with) better than any introduction I can come up with at three in the morning. Onto the actually essay part, now; I found the two books to be amazing in the end, albeit the teen-romance-y stuff in “The Hunger Games” took some getting used to. If I had the time, I might read them again.
Most people have heard of the Hunger Games, but don’t know the true meaning. People say it’s a book (or movie) about innocent people getting slaughtered. It may look like that but there is so much more depth. When authors write books, they add their perspective and beliefs. It could be about government, religion and many more controversial topics. In the Hunger Games, the author Suzanne Collins shows what she thinks about government. She does this by relating the Hunger Games to the gladiators and Ancient Roman times. Even the names of characters relate. Hunger Games may not be a sweet and innocent book, but there is a good lesson behind all the violence.
“The Hunger Games,” written by Suzanne Collins, describes how a dystopian future would be like. There is so much action and suspense, along with vivid details about everything that is happening to Katniss throughout the entire book. The reoccurring theme of rebellion made this book satisfactory. The concept of “The Hunger Games” is intriguing, and Collins pulls it off well.
The Hunger Games, A book series by Suzanne Collins, differs in few ways from Veronica Roth’s Divergent. The Hunger Games lead role, Katniss Everdeen, lives in a world of few choices. The government controls the lives of everybody in the 12 districts. When Katniss’ little sister, Primrose, is chosen to fight in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She is forced to fight and forced to kill, all to survive. This competition results in the people fearing not only their government, but also their futures. Katniss becomes a symbol of rebellion against the
The Games fulfil their purpose of terrifying the people of the Districts and thus preventing them to rebel against the government as they once tried. If the consequence of the last rebellion were the Hunger Games, there is no way of knowing whether or not the Capitol would destroy every one of them were they to fail again: “How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion” (Collins). Panem is a truly totalitarian state, where dictatorship rules, with a tremendous difference between the rich, who live in the Capitol and the Districts nearest to it, and the poor, especially the outer Districts like Eleven or Twelve: “What it must be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button?”(Collins). In such a society the bonds between people outside one’s family are weak and trust does not come easily, of which Katniss is the best example. The question whether love is possible in such conditions remains throughout the trilogy, as Katniss has to sort out her feelings towards Gale and Peeta and decide without whom she cannot live. However, in the first book the reader finds out that she never wants to have kids, meaning she would not want to expose her children to the dangers of the Games. The movie essentially preserves the original genre of the text, although it mostly focuses on the adventurous parts, and meticulously tries to follow the main plot but certain alterations were