The Hunger Games: Movie Analysis

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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. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, a town of less than three hundred people gather in the town’s square to draw for the lottery. In the end one lucky winner gets stoned. Now in the movie, The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, there are twelve districts and two people from each(one boy and one girl) have to go in and play The Hunger Games. There will only be
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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
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