Have you ever dreamt or thought about a huge game of people trying to kill each other. The Hunger Games is a novel about Katniss Everdeen, who's forced to fight other children in an arena. The book takes place in Panem, which was once North America and has limited resources. In order to keep the citizens under control, the government separates them into districts and reinforces class differences. In the novel the hunger games examples of standing up to the capitol are when katniss snuck under the fence around district 12 katniss , katniss buries rue in flowers,and when katniss and Peeta threaten to eat the berries.
In the book “Hunger Games book 2:Catching fire”, after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games because after the rules of the games were changed so that there could only be one winner instead of two so her and Peeta decided to both eat poison berries so that their would be no winner. But at the last second it is announced that they both won. President Snow was not amused by this rebellious act so before Katniss and Peeta go on the victory tour, six months after the games, where they visit all 12 districts through Panem and give speeches to each districts people, president Snow speaks with just Katniss in private and threatens that if she doesn't convince him and the rest of Panem that her and Peeta are madly in love there would be dire consequences
“Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy. How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion. Whatever words they use, the real message is clear. “Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you.
Mockingjay The book that I read was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Mockingjay is a book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, also known as the girl on fire, who is still alive after her home was demolished. Her close friend, Gale has also survived everything the Capitol has thrown at their district, district 12.
During the Chariot scene, tributes are shown for the first time and are heavily reflected within their costumes. Symbolism is shown through the district's costumes and how they should be represented within The Hunger Games. Costumes are shown to show individual strength within characters and how they are represented within participating in The Games. District 12 is shown to be in full black showing power and elegance, this reflects on the power district 12 has within The Games. The flames within district 12 symbolises passion and fierceness, this reflects on the characters strength and courage to win The Hunger Games not only for themselves but their families, district 12 and for each other.
The Hunger Games: Chapter Notes Chapter One: It was the morning of the reaping, Katniss was reflecting on the events of her life. This introduces the characters main family, prim, and her mother. In order to clear her mind, Katniss went hunting in the woods near the edge of District 12. While there, Katniss 's friend Gale showed up to I an escape plan before the reaping can began. Katniss declines the offer and heads to the square for the reaping.
The Capitol’s participation in the slaughter of children is made possible by dehumanizing the tributes and the Capitol’s need to obey. With the Capitol’s obedience, the Hunger Games will continue. Although the citizens are not actively killing the tributes, watching the games contributes to the deaths. Allowing the Hunger Games to occur makes the Capitol just as responsible for the tributes’ murders as the gamemakers or President Snow. Similar to the Hunger games, many catastrophes transpire not because of the people who first-hand commit the acts, but rather the ones who watch on the sidelines and let the disaster unfold.
The novel takes place in Panem, a nation made up of an upper-class metropolis known as the Capitol, as well as twelve servile districts that surround it. These districts are oppressed and exploited by the Capitol, which holds a lottery each year in order to choose “tributes” for a competition called the Hunger Games. Through this drawing, the Capitol selects a boy and a girl from each district and forces them to fight within a massive arena until there is only one tribute left alive. The Capitol claims that the event is both punishment for a rebellion from the districts and a memorial for those lost during the revolt, but presents it as an exciting spectacle that is televised all around Panem. The Capitol holds the Hunger Games in order to keep the districts in line, viewing those living in them as uncultured dangers to society who could rebel the moment they feel empowered.
In the world of literature, there are books that depict a utopian world and then there are other books that depict a dystopian world. A utopia is a place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions. Whereas a dystopia a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Literature that is considered to have a dystopian world explains a current trend, societal norm, or political system through an exaggerated worst-case scenario. The examples of dystopias that are going to be explained throughout this essay is Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games.
There are several themes in the book, each one has a significant meaning to the storyline. The first symbol that describes the theme of abuse of power is government control. The reason that they hold the Hunger Games is because it is a dystopian society and most of the districts are poor and the capitol likes it because it keeps them entertained just because they believe that they are superior to everyone else who lives outside the capitol. To explain this more into detail, the government controls all the districts and all the districts have to follow the rules or else there is a serious punishment.
The famous Roman orator and senator Publius Tacitus once wrote that “the more the laws, the more corrupt the government.” A corrupt system always tries to put restrictions and create laws in order to ensure that their power as an authority is not in danger of being disregarded. In Suzanne Collins’ renowned novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol is a corrupt system in Panem because it abuses its powers to control the citizens. It does so by forcing restrictions on the freedom of the people, favoring the rich and imposing harsh punishments.
Theme # 1- No matter what tyrannical environment you live in, your identity can never be changed The Hunger Games focuses on the theme of identity and how it is immutable in any tyrannical environment. This tells the audience that no one can take away your identity and it can only be controlled by you. In the movie, 24 tributes are forced to enter a game where they kill each other in order to survive which led them to losing their identity and becoming pawns to entertain the people of the Capitol.
In the movie, The Hunger Games it stated, “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Each story represents hope and fear. In the story “The Lottery” and the movie, The Hunger Games the main characters Katniss Everdeen and Tessie Hutchinson feared death, but hoped for everything to be fine. Katniss hoped and her hope came true, Tessie on the other hand, did not turn out the same.
The Hunger Games trilogy revolves around universal dystopian themes such as :oppression, rebellion, class tension as well as appearance vs. reality ," Collins creates the world that on one hand seems quite improbable and extreme, but on the other, vividly reflects some specific issues in a real world, like social inequalities, ignorance and passivity of the people" (Macanić 7). Oppression is perhaps the most common and prevalent dystopian theme as it serves as a warning against a highly probable dark future through shedding light on the dark side of contemporary trends such as advanced technology and reality TV-shows .The Capitol 's oppression operates on two levels; districts and individuals. The districts in general and districts 11 and 12 in particular have suffered great injustices at the ruthless hands of the Capitol ; however, there is no greater injustice than The Hunger Games themselves not only are the people of Panem forced to surrender their children as tributes for the Capitol 's citizens viewing pleasure for a crime they had no hand in committing ,but they are also forced to watch helplessly as their children are killed in the most brutal of manners .In Catching Fire (2009) , President Snow decrees that " the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors" in order to get rid of Katniss once and for all ,and to further assert the Capitol 's dominance and quell any thoughts of rebellion(172).
literary analysis: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets I’ve read Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, a book written by J.K. Rowling. It’s the second book in a series of 7. The book is about Harry Potter, a 12-year-old wizard going to Hogwarts. This year, people are getting stupefied without anyone knowing the reason behind it.