In short summation, The Hunger Games novel is a dystopian themed novel about a country called Panem who rose from the ashes of natural destruction. Cataclysmic events and wars have formed the nation, but these events have sadly birthed a nation at fault. Divided into twelve districts, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on these areas by forcing a reaping of one boy and one girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called The Hunger Games. The Games, put on by the Capitol, are
(Set in the post-apocalyptic dystopian Panem, The Hunger Games depicts the lives of the war torn districts (like states functionally-there are twelve and each one has a particular industry) living in poverty and the wealthy Capitol (governmental figure) controlling everything that happens within the districts. One boy and one girl-between the age of twelve and eighteen- from each district must compete every year in a gladiator style trial called the Hunger Games. They do this as punishment for their forefathers’ rebellion against the government seventy-four years earlier. The Hunger Games themselves are simple. Each person is allotted with minimal resources and must earn sponsors for any additional supplies. There is one winner who is showered
In the movie film The Hunger Games, the nation of Panem is a society very dissimilar to our own. This nation once began with 13 districts, until the thirteenth district chose to take action against the oppressors. They were quickly put down, the remaining 12 districts were punished and were forced to fund two participants which were known as tributes , a boy and a girl of young age to the Capitol each year to compete in the Hunger Games which is a brutal fight to the death. The winner of the huger games is then rewarded with a number of rewards, as well as their home district receives an extra amount of food for one year. The government of Panem administrates these annual “games” as a reminder
The twenty four tributes who have been picked are being watched killing each other by the rest of the world for entertainment. Children killing other children should not be considered good entertainment, normally it would be illegal, but in Panem it is remainder to not cross the Capital. The whole idea of the Hunger games is cruel and even worse that potentially twelve year olds are forced to fight against bigger and stronger eighteen year olds. This is not a fair fight, but the people who made the rules do not care and the adults of the districts have no control over what happens to them or their children. The idea of the Hunger Games is slightly ironic because the capital created new laws guaranteeing peace along with the Hunger games. The games uses starvation, death and murder to remind the citizens to never rebel against them again. The districts are constantly watched by guards and when they step out of line, or try to escape their district murdered or forced to be a servant is their
Can you imagine the feeling knowing that at anytime, a close one could be taken away. A best friend could be stolen. A family member could be killed. Even yourself could be sacrificed for nothing. Do you think that the emotions a family member may encounter, the sadness of an entire community, or even just the thought of dying, is worth it to provide a dominant government their “Hollywood ending”? Well, in the book “The Hunger Games” written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen lives in a dystopian society where her community is divided by 13 different groups. Each year, their government randomly selects two participants from each group to play in the Hunger Games, which is a fight to the death among the other participants. In the book, Katniss’
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.
I think that the whole concept of the Games is a way to make us think about appearances and reality. The event is televised for the whole world to see, but the Capitol is able to control what the population is able to see, they only show the 'entertaining' parts of the horrible game that they are putting innocent teenagers through. During the parade, the tributes are expected to show off beautiful outfits to appeal to the sponsors, that don't even know what the tributes are able to do. The costumes are supposed to trump the actual abilities, up to a certain point of course. The Capitol has been trying to make the Hunger Games look like a fun televised game show, but they really can destroy and scar the winners for life, and all the other 23 (or 22) tributes die in the arena. The Hunger Games are based on violence and murder. The kids are literally thrown into an arena to kill each other, but the Capitol manipulates this and shows the population another
In the movie The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a televised fight, where only one person lives. Two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are selected at random to compete. The purpose of the movie The Hunger Games is to create a sense of urgency for freedom in young adults. The Hunger Games encourages young adults to rebel against society’s rule.
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.
After all, the Hunger Games are a punishment due to an attempted revolution that happened long ago, “In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate,” (Collins 8). The Hunger Games are a way to scare everyone away from a revolution, but that may only last for so long before people get tired of being
The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian country called Panem. This country is split up into twelve districts, and the districts are lead by the Capitol. Annually, the Capitol forces children of the districts to fight in the Hunger Games until only one child is left alive. The Capitol uses the games to show their power and to discourage the people of Panem to start another war. The games are very entertaining to the people of the Capitol, and the whole country is required to watch on television. Even though this seems unusual to enjoy watching children fight to their death, this idea has been around for thousands of years.
In the Hunger Games, one young male and one young female are randomly selected from each District, or town, every year to go into war with one another. Only one of the twenty-four make it back out of the game alive. The mayor announces the chosen ones every year at a ceremony known as the reaping, where he explains the history and purpose of the games. There was a war in the past between the Capitol and the Districts. Since the Capitol won, they hold the Hunger Games in honor of their victory. The story mostly focuses on a specific Hunger Games tribute, Katniss Everdeen, who chose to volunteer for her sister who was originally chosen as tribute. Katniss and District 12’s boy tribute, Peeta, are shipped off to train for the games for a few weeks in order to learn more about how the game is played and how the Capitol actually has a huge hand on who wins depending on their likeability. People who live in the Capitol actually send survival gifts in the games, which is the key to winning.
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
In District 12 of Panem, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is walking to meet her friend, Gale, a boy she seems to like, in the woods so they can do some hunting for food. As she’s walking, she thinks about her mother and her younger sister, Prim, who is 12 years old. They have depended on Katniss for food ever since their father died in a mine explosion when Katniss was 11.