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The Hunger Games Transformation Essay

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I have chosen to transform the text, ‘The Hunger Games’, written by Suzanne Collins, adapting the first chapter into the fairy tale genre. The Hunger Games is a fictional, dystopian adventure novel set in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. A country consisting of the Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, that exercises strict political control over the rest of the nation who live in varying states of poverty. The Hunger Games is an annual televised event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18, known as tributes, from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are compulsorily selected to compete in a televised battle to the death as a penance for the uprising. The tributes, must fight to the death in…show more content…
At the reaping, the children stand in rows, from oldest to youngest, and all 8,000 citizens of District 12 are required to attend. Camera crews are there, as they are in every district, to record the events.

At 2 o’clock, Mayor Undersee tells the history of Panem, the country that rose up out of what was once called North America, and how the country survived droughts, disasters, and storms. He recalls the shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, and how the Dark Days came, a time when the districts rose up against the Capitol; twelve districts were defeated, and the thirteenth was completely destroyed. From those Dark Days came the Treaty of Treason, meant to guarantee that the Dark Days would never return. It also set the Hunger Games in place, a punishment for the uprising. The last tribute living is the winner, and that tribute's district is showered with gifts, mostly food.
Haymitch Abernathy, District 12's only living Hunger Games winner, arrives late, staggers drunk onto the stage, and gives Effie Trinket a hug. At the conclusion of the first chapter, the first climax has just occurred, Effie reaches into a glass bowl full of slips of paper and pulls out the name of the female tribute: Primrose Everdeen, establishing the course of the
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