The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins tells the tale of Katniss, a determined, independent, and complex woman trying to keep her loved ones safe and protected. Katniss’ personality and appearance contradict traditional leading lady norms, and her relationship and eventual romance with Peeta show the defiance of traditional gender roles in romantic relationships. Katniss and Peeta redefine gender roles in The Hunger Games as she stays true to her raw looks and personality, he embraces thoughtfulness, and as they both take on different romantic roles than society normally sees in romantic relationships. Scholars, Lem and Hassel, argue that there are gender roles seen in media, but I would like to go farther to say that kindness is a more
The Hunger Games, the movie, was adapted from the popular young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is sometimes described as another cliche love story for which the young adult genre is infamous. Despite appearances, The Hunger Games illustrates a complex and creative dystopian world with a much deeper underlying message, including topics such as, politics, history, and celebrity worship. The setting appears to be a futuristic version of America. This future America is very classist, and the tyrannical government is sure to keep the classes divided by heavily oppressing the working class. The working class is divided into twelve districts, which used to be thirteen districts until the thirteenth district was annihilated as a result of its uprising. In response to the thirteenth district’s resistance, the President created a game called “The Hunger Games” in an effort to instill obedience in the remaining twelve districts. Through the course of the movie, we learn that “The Hunger Games” are not only a mechanism to force obedience on the working class, but also to serve as entertainment for the elite society who live in the Capitol. The Games require 24 randomly selected children from the working class districts to fight to the death in an elaborately staged battle, all of which is filmed and broadcasted to the entire nation, working class and elite alike. Thesis: The Hunger Games, the movie, has a hauntingly feasible storyline and clear references to real
The Hunger Games, a novel by Suzanne Collins, is the story of 16 years old, Katniss Everdeen, who fights to death for her district. The Hunger Games is an event hosted every year by the Capitol of Panem, where a randomly chosen boy and girl both need to represent each of the twelve districts that the capitol is composed of. When Katniss little sister, Prim, is chosen to be the representative for District twelve, Katniss volunteers to take her place and fight along her male counterpart, Peeta. The reason I choose this book for my book report is because Katniss is not your typical 16 year old girl. Not only is she her family’s provider but she’s also skillful, strong, rebellious, and unsentimental heroine. These are characteristics that society would mostly link to a 16 year old boy rather than a girl.
Economics is the study of scarcity within a systems of rules. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins’ can be translated into such, with hunger being scarcity and games being a system of rules. In the Hunger Games, we are introduced to a country called Panem. The country of Panem is divided into twelve different districts and the Capitol, where the government resides. Each district has their own different specializations and they have distinctive economies. The government regulates the trade and each district rely on trade from each other district and the Capitol for the goods they don 't produce. All of the districts and the Capitol is interdependent.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo demonstrates the way in which people are affected by war, and a brutal dictatorship. The authors illustrates the main purpose for writing their novel through the use of imagery, characterization, foreshadowing, flashback, similes, and symbolism.
In this book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, both Gale and Peeta are a big part of Katniss’s life, but does not coexist well together in her thoughts. These two boys that grew up in the Seam of district 12 each have their own differences, but as the book draws to an end, they push their cons aside and ends up having many similarities to helping out Katniss to survive in the game. In addition, Gale and Peeta did have a signify for Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins in a classic example of a dystopian Text as it is a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through a bureaucratic, technological, or totalitarian control. Throughout the book their are many forms of powers from wealth, gender, the Capitol, and Peeta Mellark.
Trust is well-defined to be as to having assurance, reliance or confidence in someone. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins takes place in the ruins of what use to be North America, which they call their land Panem. The Capitol consists of twelve districts and every year one male and one female “tribute” between the ages of twelve and eighteen are chosen to perform in an annual live event called Hunger Games. All participants must engage in a deathly battle and kill each other until one remains standing, achieving a great amount of fame and food. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem,
Have you ever wonder what people have to go through every day in their lives or what struggles or maybe what they do with their life? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about, a girl, Katniss Everdeen, that volunteers to fight in the Games against other tributes that are from the other 11 districts. The tributes in the Games fight to survive and they have to save themselves from dying and some people are taking a lot of sacrifices when there in the games. Families and the Capitol have different feelings about The Hunger Games, the families think it’s horrifying that people die for no reason and the Capitol thinks it’s fun and exciting watching people getting killed and just watching them suffer. As the book progresses the reader learns
The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins about a lower class girl who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a striking upper class lifestyle. Growing up in District 12, it was very hard for Katniss Everdeen to picture life on the wealthier side. She lives in a country called Panem, which is divided into 12 districts. All 12 districts are controlled by one greater force, the Capitol. The Capitol is known for it’s lavish lifestyle and harsh methods of control. The Capitol controls the media, the schools, the food supply and most importantly, the people. Panem suffers from immense class differences, harsh body modifications, glorified spectacles of violence, and monstrous sponsorships. Life in Panem is a lot more similar to life in
Contrary to the belief that feelings like fear and sorrow dominate the emotional atmosphere within a dystopian state, there exists an absence of feeling which competes for dominance. Suzanne Collins’ demonstrates this competing apathetic mood in her novel, The Hunger Games, through the citizens of the divided dystopia of Panem. This essay will analyze the origins and influence of apathy on a people and an individual, in both a political and personal sense. Collins’ main argument, that citizens’ facing governmental oppression can either become compliant with apathy, or, instead, utilize apathy in creating a false appearance to increase their chances of survival in a sadistic society, is conveyed with contextual motivation for the protagonist’s actions, exploration into false appearances, and through a lack of material resources.
The film The Hunger Games, released in 2012 and based off the first book of a literary trilogy, has become a source of entertainment and intrigue among many Americans. Featuring a futuristic and dystopian United States, it has captured the imagination for some and kindled a intense obsession for others. While on the surface this movie might seem to simply be a story with a riveting plot line about young love, vicious combat, and survival, it is much more than that. As most films do, if one takes a closer look, The Hunger Games gives rise to multiple sociological patterns and themes. If one observes with an informed and critical eye, sociological issues that are embedded in the film are revealed. From this, one can draw cultural and
The Hunger Games is a book trilogy that was turned into a movie series. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay are a part of the original book trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The books quickly became an extremely popular hit, and they were turned into a mainstream movie series franchise. The movies based off the popular books are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Mockingjay Part 2. “With more than 26 million books sold and box office receipts grossing $68.3 million on the opening day of the film adaptation of the first novel, this post-apocalyptic, dystopian series clearly appeals to a wide audience that is not limited to a specific age, group or gender” (Simmons). The Hunger Games Series is phenomenally written, as it tells the remarkable story of a contrasting world, controlling government, an unlikely love triangle, and the hope and pain that comes along with a potent symbol of freedom.
The Hunger Games, this movie is concentrated on a novel written by Suzanne Collins. Every year children/youth, male and female between the ages twelve to eighteen are selected at random from every twelve districts and forced to participate in the annual death match; The Hunger Games. It is an obligatory penance that each district has to offer for their iniquities, the revolution that was activated and commenced against the Capitol. These tributes are delivered to the supervision of the capitol (Government) where they are transferred to an arena, which is controlled by the capitol and the tributes fight till there is only one survivor. The lone survivor signifies the strength the capitol has over the twelve districts, and the dead tributes signify the districts, how powerless they are. I chose this movie from the rest because I feel it is less complex when it comes to fully analyzing it with the questions available. The social values and the way the economy is being run by the Capitol makes it less of a havoc comprehending the way in which children and youth are being portrayed, and their values in the overpowered society.
Dystopian literature adheres to certain conventions; the theme of a dystopian future typically encompasses a severely repressed society, with socio-political dysfunction and class stratification. Themes of surveillance, censorship and personal independence have been established by authors such as George Orwell, and are recurrent throughout 2008 novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, although Orwellian dystopia and conceived ideas of freedom are juxtaposed in an intriguing fashion. “The Hunger Games” revolves around the notion of the various districts of Panem offering in tribute one young man and woman, to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice, Panem being the nation that was established during an unknown period of time, and the pageant of honor being the barbaric means of controlling its citizens. Whilst more recent dystopian literature derives heavily from Orwellian conventions in some respects, it arguably differs greatly in others, redefining to an extent the genre.