Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire. Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female mockingbirds . This proves that the existence of the mockingjays is an act of rebellion in itself , an act of defiance excuted by the Capitol's own invention , long before Katniss has been born. . While in the Capitol , Katniss realizes that her
Imagine you were not aloud to own any books, and the overpowering government will burn any books you have. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury this is the horror Guy Montag faces, firemen are forced to start fires rather than put them out. In the end, Guy Montag goes against the government and runs away to freedom. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a short story about another overpowering government that makes everyone equal in every way. Everyone is just as fast, strong, and smart, and to do this the government gives everyone handicaps that make them equal. Hazel and George are couple who had a son named Harrison. Harrison is arrested for planning to overthrow the government. He then comes back and is shot for not wearing handicaps and
Theme #1- No matter what tyrannical environment you live in, your identity can never be changed
those who oppose them. Also, Katniss is destined to kill the other 23 players, and Odysseus is
In Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen shared evident similarities. If closely looked at further, a couple of differences can be spotted as well. Although one may notice a few differences between the protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, there are actually more similarities than one may realize, such as both protagonists conform to the dystopian society in the beginning but object to it in the end, both create alliances along the way, and they are both confused about their relationships.
On the one hand, Hunger Games and The Giver contrast in many ways. Comparing the societies of these novels based on; while Hunger Games has a story of a society which has inequalities and differences, The Giver has a society that is too perfect, emotionless and same. In Hunger Games what creates the rebellion is inequality and extreme differences between poor and rich people. Country called Panem is divided in Capitol and districts from 1 to 12. The wealthiest is the Capitol and from District 1 to District 12, the level of poverty and hunger increases. Withal, Hunger Games are mortal games which are designed to
One very significant similarity is that in both books the characters are trapped on an island and fighting for their safety and survival. In Lord of the Flies, school boys, Ralph, Roger, Simeon, Piggy, Jack and along with other kids are trapped on an island and have to fight for survival, but, after a while of being on the island the civilization starts to die and so do the boys from violence and lack of communication. Human nature seems to be totally different in the next novel. In The Hunger Games, a male and female are selected out of twelve districts every year to participate in the games. The point of the game is to be placed in an inescapable battlefield and fight to the death. If a character wins the games you receive money, food, a house, and prestige. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are a part of the annual game. The two are stuck on the island until they are killed
Suzanne Colin’s, intense Hunger Games story teaches and shows many life lessons. In this story, Katniss volunteers for her sister, Prim’s spot in the Hunger games. A game where the last person alive wins. One woman and one male from 12 districts, get picked, along with 22 other tributes. Katniss has history with the male tribute, Peeta. Everyone in District 12 learn many lessons, when Katniss goes into the games. My claim for this story is that symbols help the readers understand the theme. Symbols such as mockingjay pin, dandelions, and Peeta’s bread. The theme for this story is that the choices you make define you.
The novel, 1984, can be most closely compared with the popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games. Overt comparisons between the two novels include their futuristic approach and the dystopian societies that emerged after periods of war. Additionally, both novels highlight poverty as a highly effective method of control. Building on that method of control, both novels have a strict hierarchy of society used to control the masses. However, the most interesting comparisons are more subtle. Both authors use children in unique ways to maintain control on the population. Skilled readers will also discern that both authors use hope as a means of control; however, it has differing results.
The hunger games by Suzanne Collins is typically called a dystopian novel. Since it sheds the light upon a utopian society that is controlled by the government. A society that is fooled by the totalitarian government of the Capitol in order to maintain power, and prevent the uprising of the Districts.that authority is practiced by making people from the districts live in a dehumanized state using another form of dystopia which is propaganda for the reason that they showed them the penalty of disobedience. Another characteristic of a dystopian society that we can see in the novel are keeping the players during the games under surveillance at all times, and everywhere. The last thing that make "The Hunger Games" a supreme example of a dystopian society is the fact that freedom is restricted by forcing the families from the districts to send their kids to death, also known as the hunger games. All of these factors are presented in the novel throughout the experience of Katniss Everdeen in the games. Katniss is a 16 years old teenager from District-12, one of the districts where families suffer to put a something in their empty stomach. Her bad luck leads her to become a tribute in the hunger games, which is an undebatable evidence that the "Hunger Games" novel is a dystopia.
“The Hunger Games” trilogy is constantly being compared to “Divergent” and with great reason, they share many commonalities. They are both great movies to watch that keep the movie goer engaged in the storyline. Both science fiction movies create a dystopian scenario of what it would be like in a futuristic setting. Both societies have been segregated, “Divergent” into factions and “Hunger Games” into districts. Both movies exhibit teenage girls stepping out of their comfort zone, who are considered to be a protagonist, to partake in rituals that are extremely violent. These rituals could potentially be life threatening. Many facets of the main characters reflect their personality differences and similarities.
It was almost time for The Reaping and Prim, Katniss’s little sister were talking and then Katniss said, “It’s your first year Prim, your name has only been in there once, they’re not going to pick you.” (Ross). In order for your name to be in the drawing you have to be between the ages of twelve and eighteen years old. Since it was Prims first year she was very nervous. For the selection process, a representative from the Capitol goes to each District and selects one boy and one girl. Effie Trinket was the representative for District 12. Everyone from their district gathered to see who would be participating in the 74th annual Hunger Games. On the other hand, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson differs in the selection process. During the drawing the narrator stated, “It had a black spot on it, the black spot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the heavy pencil in the coal company office.” (Jackson 7). In “The Lottery”, Mr. Summers does not plan it in advanced, he wants to do as little as possible with the lottery, so he waited until the last minute to draw the black dot. The townsperson, Mr. Summers is in charge of the drawing. It is all random, there is blank slips with one slip with a black dot and when that one lucky winner gets the one with the black dot on it, they got stoned. “The Lottery” and The Hunger Games contrast in how they select the people from either the town or the districts. They differ in how he or she actually got picked and how they got killed. “The Lottery” and The Hunger Games both have similarities and differences. Both stories show the will to survive, whether it is the town or the Districts they just want to survive the drawing so that they are able to see their family again. The stories differ in the way of how they draw to see who “wins” the lottery or gets picked to go in and play The Hunger Games. When talking about hope and fear, everyone has both, but it is
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, is a novel about Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to participate in the 74th annual Hunger Games. The event held by the Capitol, is a game in which there are 24 tributes and you must try and survive. Collins has depicted Katniss as one of the main heroic characters. The author uses many different techniques to show how heroic Katniss really is. The author depicts Katniss as someone who displays strengths like selflessness and sacrifice.
The dominant theme in the novel is the control the Panem government has over their society. Early in the story, Katniss is being blackmailed by President Snow. Snow wants Katniss to demonstrate to the entire nation that a reckless act she committed was out of love and not out of rebellion. In order for Snow to force he says “[Gale] I can easily kill off if we don’t come to a happy resolution” (Collins, 23). Later on in the novel, Snow believes that Katniss has failed to convince the nation that she had no rebellious intentions, he alters the Hunger Games process to force Katniss to participate once again. The very concept of the Hunger Games is to demonstrate to the districts that the Capitol is in complete control and can do whatever they
Imagine being in a society where the government takes full control over authority and people with having limited freedom. There is no one that can do whatever they please to do or even to leave their hometown to go to a different country. In the story, The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins opens up the readers mind to actually see what the true symbols throughout the book are. The main protagonist Katniss goes through a handful of obstacles that affected her and where she came from. Facing those obstacles led her to see the bigger things that surround her and how it reflects on her as a person. Three forms of symbolism that involve Katniss are the thirteen districts that surround her, the hunger games, and a mocking jay pin. The symbolisms that were mentioned play an important role in Katniss society and principles.