When watching the movie, The Hunger Games a viewer can see that it symbolizes our current culture today, is a hero myth and has a shadow character archetype. The Hunger Games is about a Capitol called Panem that chooses a total of 12 males and 12 females, out of a drawing. A male and female will then each represent a district. Taking those 24 people and having them fight each other to the death with only one victor. Additionally they glamorize the process by televising it for everyone to watch. The movie follows a girl named Katniss Everdeen, she is a 16 year old from district 12 who has a strong and fearless personality. Her younger sister was chosen in the drawing, and as a result Katniss courageously volunteers herself in replacement of her sister. The Hunger Games is a direct symbol of our culture today, minus the acceptance of killing on national television for entertainment and control. For example, there is a reality show called survivor, 16 people are chosen to be put on an island for 39 days and the goal is to “survive” through the challenges. The Internet Movie Database says that Survivor is, “A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded …show more content…
She is Katniss Everdeens first hurdle. This makes Effie Trinket one of the shadow figures we encounter in the movie. As Linda Seger explains the shadow character archetype she puts it in simple terms. Linda Seger says that a shadow character is a “character who is opposite of the hero” (Seger 340). Effie Trinket in almost all ways is opposite from the hero character Katniss Everdeen which is one of the characteristics of a shadow figure. For example everything Effie Trinket wears is bright and fabulous in comparison to Katniss Everdeen. Effie Trinket is well mannered, conservative and naive and Katniss is abrupt, blunt and Effie Trinket is constantly trying to save face in comparison to Katniss
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Every experience a person faces can allow him to discover new parts of his/ her identity or cause multiple alterations in them. This is clear in the “Hunger Games” by Suzan Cowell. Katniss Everdeen, 16-year-old who lives in District 12, volunteers to be the female tribute when the name of Primrose, her younger sister, is chosen. Peeta Mellark, the baker's son who is in love with Katniss is selected as the male tribute. The pair then move to the Capitol, where they are transformed by professional stylists to gain popularity with the public, forced with 22 other tributes into an arena to murder each other, survive together by attaining public's sympathy and compassion as star-crossed lovers, and provoke rebelliousness in the other districts through their unusual and surprising victory.
In Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen is displayed as a somewhat consistent heroic character. Aristotle would have to agree that Katniss fits in his overall model of an ideal character. Katniss first begins her strong and determined stance at the day of the reaping with her famous line “I volunteer as tribute”, in attempt to save her sister from being forced to fight in the Hunger Games. Throughout the three books, Katniss continues to save people, however, she also loses many loved ones along the way which isn’t very consistent with her character. The first person that Katniss saves is her beloved sister, Primrose Everdeen.
In the beginning of the book, we meet Katniss Everdeen. Katniss is a main character and the protagonist. Katniss is from District 12, the mining district, of Panem. Despite being young, she is the provider for her mother and sister. She is a very strong hunter and trades her catches with others in the district, in the seam.
Prompt 2 - Sacrifice - The Hunger Games An instant classic, the Hunger Games is the ultimate novel of sacrifice, consisting of Katniss Everdeen volunteering herself over her younger sister, primrose, to participate in the Hunger Games. For one to do such a noble act, shows the readers what kind of character Katniss is - not a coward, but a brave young women who is set out to save her sister and fight for her district. The sacrifice is a big one too, for the chances of her dieing during the Games are very likely and she knows that, however she doesn’t let that get to her. Her sacrifice goes far beyond her sister though, as she pays an even bigger price for she doesn't die but has to go through a life of giving up everything she has worked for to her District, the people she fought, and her family. Before she even volunteered to be in the Hunger Games, she had to take care of her family, consisting of her mother and younger daughter.
“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” -Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games. In this movie, the characteristics of feminism were used within the film. Some of those characteristics resulted in masculinity as well.
Life is a competition, however sometimes others make the competition unfair and it is the right of the society to revolt against these barriers. In today’s society, the fear of oppression lingers in the minds of every man, woman, and child and for these two narratives, that fear has become a reality. In a dystopian future, V for Vendetta and The Hunger Games Trilogy both demonstrate a similar archetypal pattern: one of rebellion against an oppressive government which results in social identity that helps inspire the oppressed. Both narratives are set in the realm of an oppressive government which motivates the main protagonists to revolt against them for the injustices committed against the people. In V for Vendetta, V seeks revenge against the Norsefire regime for past wrong-doings, particularly events that were orchestrated by members of the very same party and their oppressive control over the people of London.
The Hunger Games was a film that told a story of a teenage girl struggling to fight for not only her life, but also the nation’s freedom. This story examines government corruption and gruesome entertainment provided at the expense of human life. Set in a post-apocalyptic world before the second rebellion, Panem was created and divided into twelve districts led by President Snow led under an authoritarian-totalitarian dictatorship. The story of Katniss Everdeen is an example of the creation of a new world, initially she struggles against the other tributes in the game struggling to fight for her life.
Imagine you just won the hunger games, the horror of having to kill other kids until there was only one winner for the entertainment of the capitol. Now you are thrown right back into the games against the other winner throughout the years for another games back to back, now you must survive against 23 people again. Again this happens to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark for the Quarter Quell which happens every 25 years and this year the winners of each district get picked divided to do the games once again, just another way for the capitol to get their revenge. For this book, I will be exploring how Katniss changes throughout the book, the theme of the overall book, and how Katniss makes it in the games once again.
Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games should be added to the ninth grade curriculum. The theme corresponds to the novels that are required by the end of the semester. The Hunger Games explores the theme of the inequality of the rich and the poor and the firmness of the Districts to assure everyone will survive. The novel also represents the devastation the characters experience as the population decreases rapidly. The Hunger Games comprehends themes such as Bigotry, Persecution of innocence, and Self reliance.
The Hunger Games is a deadly game to the death held annually, occurring to entertain the capitol. The Hunger Games is a result of a past rebellion, and is informed by the victorious Capitol as a punishment for the wrongdoing districts. The plot turns as Katniss Everdeen is selected as the female tribute of district 12. It was love that guided Katniss along her life-changing journey, which also drove the events of the Hunger Games along. Sacrifice is one of the huge factors of Katniss and Peeta winning the Hunger Games.
Dystopian novels and movies always have “identity” as one of their central themes and plays a pivotal role in the characters story. In Suzanne Collins’, The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen’s identity is profoundly transformed by her experience in the Games. Firstly, she deals with her identity as a human being under the control of the Capitol. Secondly, she struggles with a conflicting identity. Finally, she shows difficulty with coming to terms with the person she will inevitably become if she wins the Games.
In “ The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, the main character’s qualities contribute to the theme of the novel because Katniss is very brave,determined, and self reliant, and the theme of this novel is never let anyone silence you. The text states “ Over the period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. ”(Collins 18) The text also states, “...forcing them to kill one another while we watch --this is the Capital way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.” (Collins 18)
The Hunger Games is a book that portrays a tyrannical government that has twelve districts participating an event known as the hunger games where all the kids from 12 to 18 are in the odds of being chosen. This book shows the theme of survival where the main characters are evolving to the environment to help increase their ability to survive. Suzanne Collins shows how one girl from the poor district does anything to survive and come back to her mom and sister. In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins analyzes the theme that when pitted against a tyrannical government, one must survive by acclimating to the environment, yet often breaking the rules in spite of the consequences one might face.
Mengs Gebremedhin karriersenteret Opus Hadeland The Hunger Games The Hunger Games is one of the three book series written by Suzan Collins. Its first publication was made in 2008. It was followed by Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). The first part of the book, The Hunger Games (2011 edition), has about 458 pages which took me almost two weeks to finish it.
The Hunger Games is a novel written by Suzanne Collins. Originally published by Scholastic Press in September 14,2008. The theme is two young couple fighting for there lives. The main characters are Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Cato. katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl who volunteered to play the hunger games instead of her little sister who was chosen to play the games.