The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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The movie or the book the Hunger Games came out with a bang when it first hit theaters or the shelves of the bookstores. It was dubbed as one of the best films or books to read, interestingly enough it was a remake of the stories or myths most people heard when they were younger, but modernized and turned into a collage of all the best roman and Greek stories. Suzanne Collins brilliantly combined the Greek and Roman influences to make the movie/book unforgettable. By using stories from the romans and Greeks, to the Greek warriors Suzanne Collins demonstrates how she really drew inspiration for the book and movie.
Greek influence in the Hunger Games starts with the myth of Theseus and Minotaur. The story is similar as children are forced to fight in Crete to their deaths against a Minotaur, but the ruler of Greece is only using this as a strategy to keep the population in line and the people subdued. The king of Crete placed the Minotaur in a labyrinth and each year boys were sent to fight it, but “The labyrinth was such a complicated construction that no one could ever find the way out alive” ("The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur"). Drawing from this story Suzanne uses Katniss who is one of the children that are taken from the twelve districts in the Hunger Games as a form of Theseus and the Minotaur. In both stories the kids are forced to fight for their lives, in order to keep the population and people in line. President Snow is like the King of Crete and makes sure that…

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