Catching Fire Essays

  • Book Summary: Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

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    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. All the districts didn’t fall for Katniss and Peeta's love for each other and neither did President Snow. Before Katniss

  • Irony In The Hunger Games

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    words she was randomly chosen from her district to fight to the death in the arena. Katniss took it upon herself to volunteer in her place saving her life. But what Katniss didn’t know is that she was only delaying the inevitable. At the end of Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series, after Katniss destroys the arena dome, the capitol bombs district 12 in attempts to kill everyone there. Prim escapes with Gale and several others which hints towards Prim's death and that she

  • The Hunger Games Movie Vs Book

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    What would you do if you were forced into an arena and you have to kill everyone else or die? Would you kill everyone, wait out everyone, or not even try and get eliminated in the first hour? In the story The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, these games have been haunting people for 75 years. Each year the Capitol (the government of Panem) picks both a male and female tribute from each district. Speaking of districts, instead of states they have districts. Each of the twelve districts have their

  • Catching Fire Analysis

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    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

  • The Hunger Games Appearance Analysis

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    In “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, appearances are held to the utmost importance by the people of the Capitol (2008). The people of the Capitol value the way they look and will go to almost any measure to build their self-esteem by changing their appearance. They dye their hair all sorts of odd colors, change their skin color to colors such as green, blue, pink, orange, or other uncommon colors, paint their nails, wear clothes that are peculiar to the other districts, and practice bulimia

  • Theme Of Trust In The Hunger Games And The Lottery

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    Everyone knows about twins; they can look alike, they can act alike, and can even have some sort of telepathic connection. But, other twins may not look alike, or even get along. The world of twins is full of similarities and differences. Just like the world of literary works. “The Lottery” is placed in a small town where everyone gets together once a year for the lottery, each person hoping secretly that they don’t get picked. The person picked is the “winner” of the lottery and gets their prize

  • What Is The Theme Of The Hunger Games Essay

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    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

  • Persuasive Essay On The Hunger Games

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    The Hunger games are ways to show how much power the capitol has as well as the punishment for the rebellion that happened 74 years ago as I mentioned before that “In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.” That means every year, they chose two “tributes” (both ages 12 to 18, one male, one female) from each district, who are forced to fight to the death. Unfortunately, this is what happens where the way to control

  • The Lottery: A Symbolic Analysis

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    “To put symbolism into a definition, it is when an object or an action has many layers of meaning in a story. These meanings may not be apparent at first glance, but will become more clear as they are considered throughout the story. The object or action’s meaning will be something other than simply it’s literal meaning” (Heichel). Symbolism plays a critical role in both “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Furthermore, the authors of both stories incorporated

  • Government Corruption In The Film 'The Hunger Games'

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    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

  • Book Summary: Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

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    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. Her family, which is her mom, her sister Prim, and their cat Buttercup have also survived and are safe in district 13, along with the rest of the refugees. Peeta, who Katniss loved, has been

  • Katniss Everdeen: A Heroic Character

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    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

  • Divergent Character Analysis

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    Angga Sambora 110222415031 Identity Expressed and Transformed In Social Structure “One Choice can transform you” Divergent is science fiction action novel of Veronica Roth. This novel was filmed and released on March 21, 2014 in the United States. This novel is the debut of her and the first novel of Divergent trilogy. This novel explores the issue of identity, personality, social classes, power and freedom. The most explored issue is the choice of identity; when sixteen-year-olds has to choose

  • What Is The Thesis Statement In The Hunger Games

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    CAI JUNYAN THE MANY SIDES OF HUMANMITY IN THE HANGER GAMES A game of life and death, a test of human conscience, opened. Named "The Hunger Games”, the twelve districts of Panem will choose one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in it every year. The game will be broadcast live in the form of television variety show, and the rule is that 24 contestants will need to fight each other to the death, with the ultimate survivor becoming the winner. He or she

  • The Hunger Games Film Analysis

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    The society of Panem, in the film ‘The Hunger Games”, is constructed with the Capitol and its 12 subsidiary districts. Each district provides goods and produce for those in the Capitol. This happened while the latter governed the districts with strict laws, the worst of which was the event called “The Hunger Games.” It is a Capitol sponsored battle royale that features 12-18 year old tributes from each of the 12 districts. This immortalizes the consequences of the past rebellion of the districts

  • Theme Of Innocence In The Hunger Games

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    Innocence is a word that reminds you of children and youngsters. Children are most of the time not aware of the cruelty and evilness that exists in this world. Therefore it is easy to take advantage of their innocence. The antonym of the word innocence is guilty. Characters in the three texts that will be discussed in this essay, are not exactly innocent. But they are definitely not guilty enough to deserve death. In these texts innocent characters are chosen as sacrifices, to make the sacrifice

  • African Americans In The Film 'The Great Debaters'

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    The Great Debaters is an intriguing film set in the 1930s about a professor that goes by the name of Melvin Tolson who teaches students from Wiley College, in Texas, the fundamentals of debating. During this day in age, if an African American didn’t “stay in their place” they would be ridiculed for such insane behavior. One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for them to get through a debate without caring if they had crossed the line on a touchy subject. But through it all this debate

  • Catching Fire Foreshadowing Analysis

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    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

  • Catching Fire Internal Conflict

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    The book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the book I read over the last couple weeks. In the book, there are multiple external and internal conflicts. One of them is between the districts and the Capitol. In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen “defies” the capital at the end of the Hunger Games, which leads to all 12 districts to start an uprising. This is the external conflict. However, the internal conflict is Katniss and her feelings for Peeta Mellark. Peeta and Katniss fell in love in the Hunger

  • Hunger Games Theme Essay

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    “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