Suzanne Collins Essays

  • Gregor The Overlander By Suzanne Collins: Character Analysis

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    “He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go

  • The Hunger Games Personal Response

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    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a story about Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 with her mom and her sister Prim. Her sister gets picked for the Hunger Games which is where each of the 12 districts have to give a boy and a girl from the ages of 12-18 do fight till the death until there is one person standing. This is because there was an outbreak against the capitals thats why there is the Hunger Games. Katniss volunteers do her sister and now has to try and win the games. One theme

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy Symbolism

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    Symbolism through Naming in The Hunger Games Trilogy Names in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins are rife with symbolism, both evident and hidden. Through a study of the symbolism behind the names of characters and places, readers can see that Collins addresses far more complex issues and ideas in The Hunger Games trilogy that it may initially seem through a simple surface reading. In her book, Katniss the Cattail, Valerie Frankel tells readers, “There are Roman names and flower names

  • Hunger Games Book Theme Essay

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    to get to the end of it,” said Suzanne Collins about her famous novel The Hunger Games, in which Collins delineates very clear boundaries of right and wrong. For example, readers are aghast at the Capital killing children and growing rich off of the enslavement of people. The protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss, does whatever she must to survive. Suzanne Collins’ sense of right and wrong may very well be a product of her childhood in a military family. Collins’ father was a career officer in

  • What Is The Theme Of The Hunger Games Essay

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    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 analyzes the theme that when pitted against a tyrannical government, one must survive by acclimating to the environment, yet often breaking the rules in spite of the consequences

  • The Lottery: A Symbolic Analysis

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    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 objects such as a black box and a mockingjay to have a much deeper meaning than their obvious literal meaning. Throughout both The Hunger Games and “The Lottery” symbolism is used in various

  • Gender Issues In The Hunger Games

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    Although the Australian modern era strives as a peaceful country and is sustainable, there are concerns in our generation that affects the way we live. The Hunger Games (published in 2008) by Suzanne Collins, clearly states the concerns that should not be forgotten or ignored in the modern era. Gender equality is a major concern that is still not completely known as a general rule in society, and has to be pointed out. The experience of the poor and the role of the government are also extreme concerns

  • Themes In The Hunger Games

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    the Hunger Games, a reality TV show that requires them to fight to the death. Over the course of the novel, the two main characters, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, develop romantic feelings for each other. In The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, the overarching theme is your love for others can make you happy in even the worst of times is demonstrated by Katniss’ love for Gale, Prim, and Peeta. The theme is anteriorly represented by Katniss and her love for Gale. In the opening

  • The Hunger Games And The Lottery Comparison Essay

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    lives in the village, draws a name. The name that gets picked, dies. In ¨The Hunger Games,¨ Effie Trinket draws two names and the two people that got picked have to fight against other districts to stay alive. Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery,” and Suzanne Collins “The Hunger Games’’ may have many distinct differences, but they are heavily similar in theme and purpose of craft moves. Both texts share the idea that people can’t always get their way. For example, in “The Lottery,” the person

  • 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

  • Theme Of Love In The Hunger Games

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    from an almost certain death. She is forced to enter an arena and must kill to survive. However, while she is in the arena she builds relationships with many characters and she does her best to save the people she loves. The overarching theme of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is that love can make people forget their basic survival instincts as shown by Katniss’ willingness to put herself in peril to save her loved ones such as Primrose Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and the girl from district eleven

  • Role Of Violence In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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    their families leads to Romeo and Juliet choosing death over living apart, but the occasional fights between the Capulet and Montague also affected the other families of Verona causing fear to spread in the streets. The Hunger Games a novel by Suzanne Collins portrays a similar outlook on violence, in which every year during an event called the hunger games kids between the ages 12 and 17 are

  • Character Analysis Of Katniss 'Everdeen In The Hunger Games'

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    be killed. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, along with the with other tributes are in the arena have to kill each other in order to entertain the people of the Capitol and one group of the same district must survive.In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the overarching theme is that people must rely on their survival instincts to survive extreme situations as shown by the characters Katniss, Peeta, and Foxface. Foremost, the first character that demonstrates the need to rely on survival

  • The Hunger Games: A Literary Analysis

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    Throughout the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, there are many action scenes, but no real reason why it should be taught in schools. The novel takes place in the former North America now known as Panem, and the country is divided into twelve districts. To keep the peace throughout the nation each district sacrifices a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 to 18 to take part in the annual “Hunger Games”, an event in which the participants fight to the death in pursuit of valuable resources

  • Gladiators In The Hunger Games

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    Suzanne Collins was inspired to write The Hunger Games by Ancient Rome with the infamous gladiatorial games. These games consisted of gladiators. The gladiators were usually slaves, criminals, or prisoners of war. Each of the contestants must fight to the death until there is only one person standing. In ancient Rome, death was entertaining. The people in the arena had no other choice but to go into the Colosseum. In the Colosseum, there were trapped doors. You never know what will come out. In The

  • Hunger Games Allegory

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    though in the case of out-state puppy mills and Michael Vick 's backyard perhaps we should, these sage mentors are trying to tell us that the game of life is hard. This has never been truer than in the kid-kill-kid world of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Set in a dystopian future The Hunger Games can be read as an allegory for the game of life and the struggle of teens to reach self-actualization. Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12 located in what is now Appalachia. Because she has lost her

  • Poverty In The Hunger Games

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    The Hunger Games (2008) is set in the future in a modern world analogy of USA but the country is given a fictional name of Panem. There were 13 districts in the country; each specializing in the extraction, production and manufacturing of different goods and raw materials like coal, for example, which were handed over to the Capitol resulting in the extreme poverty that the districts faced. District 13 rebelled against the power of The Capitol, the hub of power and technology, and met their doom

  • Theme Of Innocence In The Hunger Games

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    The author Suzanne Collins has made the punishment very violent. “In punishment for the Uprising, each district must provide one girl and one boy, called Tributes, to participate”(Collins 19). The author has made the punishment violent by choosing young boys and girls as the tributes. Once more, the theme of innocence is applied here. These young tributes

  • Catching Fire Character Analysis

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    The series is set in the fictional country of Panem ,"the country that rose up out of the ashes of the place that was once called North America"(Collins, Hunger Games 18). Catching Fire (2009) , the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy and the focus of this research , takes place 75 years after "The Dark Days"(Collins, Hunger Games 18),a failed rebellion attempted by the 13 districts of Panem against the Capitol and its tyrannical rule . As a result of this rebellion , the Hunger Games were

  • Government Control In The Hunger Games

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    Introduction: In the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins an important idea the writer developed was the idea of Governmental Control and Oppression. This idea was important as it helped me understand an important message for teenager, the idea that laws could control some populations and abused of its power could cause those living suffering. Paragraph 1: Governmental Control in the “Hunger Games” was something that was really highlighted as people in the capitol had control over those living