Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, imagines a world where people are divided by district just like the real world does with the high, middle, low classes. This book is full of themes, literary devices and also talks about how the government — in this case the Capitol — oppresses their citizens.
In the novel “The Hunger Games” written by Suzanne Collins, she uses many literary devices such as, 1st person point of view. Suzanne also shows mood by the way Katniss Everdeen acts and speaks. Collins also describes the setting of where some of the events take place at. Collins also use direct and indirect characterization.
Have you or friend ever counted on someone else for something important? In the novel, The Hunger Games, twenty-four teenagers compete against one another to the death until there is only one standing. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, had to make allies i in order to win and survive. In Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games the overarching theme is that people need to have a friendship in order to survive extreme situations, as shown by Katniss’ friendships with Haymitch, Rue, and Peeta.
Racial stereotypes are things where a person talks about how the other person’s race is. It describes all the “nasty” things in another person’s race. It’s basically gossiping about someone else’s race and ethnicity. Back then, in that time period, there were high amounts of racism and stereotypes, so in that case, a lot of African American people were most likely convicted for doing something they didn’t do. Even though the court is supposed to equally convict or release people who have commited a crime whether it’s Black or White people.
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 novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in a small town called Maycomb in the 1930s. In this novel the people of Maycomb discriminate against people that they have no background information about or people that are different in some way. An innocent black man is convicted of a crime he never commits, a man is stereotyped to be dangerous and scary and there are gender stereotypes.
One of the main themes that I noticed when I was reading through the fairy tale texts was the theme of stereotypes. Firstly, what are stereotypes? Stereotypes are essentially an offensive generalization or an over exaggerated view that is used to categorize a group of people. I noticed that in two of the three texts that I have selected for this paper, the authors, Jakob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, tend to portray women as being very dependent on men. In addition, to being depicted as being very dependent, they were also shown to be weak and very naïve. My goal in this paper is to highlight the numerous accounts of stereotypes that are cast mainly upon women and sometimes men as well, whether it be fictional or
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the author, Harper Lee, develops the topic of stereotyping and prejudgement as something negative through the characters’ speech and actions. The characters are standardized a great deal throughout the book. They are categorized as different things, but most of them prove the falseness of labelling to emphasise the theme of the novel, as well to teach the reader a moral lesson; to be less judgemental and be willing to accept others. In the novel, stereotyping others is based by the way they look or talk established on what society considers normal.The technique of stereotypes helps create the theme of the coexistence of good and evil. In chapter 20, for example, Scout and Dill find out that Mr.Raymond’s paper bag turns out to be Coke instead of whisky, and his constant drunkenness is fake. He explains, "When I come to town, […] if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond's in the clutches of whiskey-that's why he won't change his ways. He can't help himself, that's why he lives the way he does" (268). The evidence portrays
“We the Animals” by Justin Torres, takes place in an upstate New York town with three half breed brothers, their Puerto Rican father along with their white mother. Their parents were overworked and absent from the kid’s lives’ most of time and lack to provide food, companionship and safety. Throughout the book, Torres uses brief, evocative descriptions to create a picture that can interpret hidden meanings from a child’s perspective. Not to mention he describes his characters with animal-like qualities, animals such as, raccoons, geese, and wolfs.
“He won’t cry about the simple hell people give other people - without even thinking…” In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee reveals the racial stereotypes that were prevalent during the 1930s. She shows how children question and recognize prejudice before adults do.
In the “Out Siders” written by SE Hinton, set in the 1960’s, is a novel focused on Two Stereotypical youth gangs, the greasers (east side people who are poor), and the Socs (Westside people who are rich). SE Hinton has included many themes throughout the novel, as the story develops around youth conflict between these two stereotypical youth sides, and how a death could mean so much to both. This is shown as SE Hinton communicates the themes, Stereotypes, family, and empathy throughout “The Outsiders”.
Throughout the story of To Kill a Mockingbird many assumptions or stereotypes were made based on what they saw or heard. First off, Boo Radley, who is a tall mistreated boy, has rumors about him that make people think he is a freak. Next is Tom Robinson, a tall black man who was accused of raping a woman named Mayella. He was found guilty based on the color of his skin and the assumption that African Americans are bad people. Finally is Scout, a 6 year old girl who is the daughter of Atticus and sister of Jem. Most people look at her as a little immature girl, but she isn’t. She is an intelligent girl who cares about the goodness of the people in her community. Which is why you shouldn't assume things based on what you hear or see.
Suzanne Collins refers to the societal issue of the desensitization towards violence in The Hunger Games. Katniss wants to make the citizens aware of the effects of the violence of the Games. In reversing the citizens’ perception of violence, Katniss feels as if she can provoke wider systematic change to a very dictatorial regime.
I did my book report on The Hunger games, because it is suspenseful, adventurous, and has tons of action. This is about Katness, Peeta, Haymitch, Effie, and the Games.