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. .
The Hunger Games is a suspenseful, exhilarating science-fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins and published by Schoolastic Press in 2008. Since its release, millions of copies have been sold in over twenty-five different languages. The Hunger Games series of books has also been made into multiple successful feature films. The book is set in Panem (future North America), a nation divided into twelve districts and a Capitol.
The Hunger Games is a fairly popular and typical tale that includes a heroine, courage, and bravery. This story can be read or watched through many different lenses such as a Marxist lens, feminist lens, or even an archetypal lens. Through these lenses one can see as a reader or viewer that this is not just a story that fits into one category, but one that can fit into many. Using the Marxist and feminist lenses a viewer can gain a great depth of knowledge into The Hunger Games story itself.
The Hunger Games is about the post-apocalyptic nation named Panem, once known as North America. The country is divided into twelve districts, and these districts have different tasks that contributes to the well-being of the empire. The Capitol is a wealthy city that keeps the Districts in line and controls the government of Panem. Every year an event called the Hunger Games is held by the Capitol as a reminder and punishment for a long ago rebellion. All of the twelve districts are required to participate in the Games, and each district has to select two tributes, a boy and a girl, between the ages of 12 and 18 who have to compete to the death.
What would you do if you were put into an arena with 23 other people, and were told to fight until the death? In the novel Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, in the 74th annual hunger games Katniss and Peeta both won, but there was only supposed to be one victor. So President Snow felt that he was taken advantage of. He felt that both Katniss and Peeta tried to rig the games.
The Hunger Games story, Catching Fire, is connected to many themes and had lots of well thought-out characters, foreshadowing and symbols. One of the most important symbols in the story was the mocking jay. The Mocking Jay is used to show rebellion, survival and hope which are all major themes in Catching Fire. As well as being a symbol for rebellion, it also foreshadowed that District 13 may actually still be alive. After the war between the Districts and the Capitol, it was rumored that the Capitol destroyed district 13.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is a suspenseful and frightening story about a 16 year old girl, Katniss everdeen who is born into a small village called District 12. The capitol, which controls the districts hosts an annual Hunger Games each and every year. Two tributes, a boy and a girl from each district are chosen between the ages of 12-18 to compete against 22 other tributes, but only one can win. Katniss is not chosen, but her younger sister Prim is chosen at only 12 years old. Katniss volunteers in Prim 's place and is now in the hunger games.
Rules are everywhere in our society. We see them as laws, as “guidelines", and most are created with the intention of protecting and keeping peace. From countries to schools, all have some rules to follow. Still, some people feel that this means that others have control over them, that others have control over what they say and do. This notion of control is played with by author Suzanne Collins in the book The Hunger Games.
French philosopher Albert Camus in The Estranged God: Modern Man’s Search for Belief (1966), contextualizes the objectives of youthful rebelliousness when he writes that “with rebellion, awareness is born” (109). Specifically, this statement promotes the notion that “resisting an established power” subsequently allows one to develop a greater command of individual consciousness and autonomy (OED). Thereby, it reflects the frequent but often ineffective efforts of youth to acquire control over the embodiment of their own identity against the intentions of authority figures. This struggle for self and so, the characteristics of youthful resistance, is especially apparent in Suzanne Collins’s novel, The Hunger Games (2008) and Anthony Burgess’s
The Hunger Games is a book about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen's fight to survive in Panem's infamous Hunger Games, a show broadcasted displaying children fighting to the death. This book takes place in Panem, a post-United States nation, but the majority of the book takes place in the Capitol's arena for the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games starts with Katniss Everdeen preparing for the announcement of this year's tributes to the Hunger Games, better known as the Reaping. In the Hunger Games, only children are allowed to participate, and as a child gets older, their name gets put in another time. Before attending the mandatory gathering, Katniss consults her friend Gale, who is like a brother to Katniss.