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    main characters in the book The Hunger Games, once said, “ My nightmares are usually about losing you. But I am okay once I realise your here.” The novel is about two teens from each district in the country Panem being selected to be in 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

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    Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games should be added to the ninth grade curriculum. The theme corresponds to the novels that are required by the end of the semester. The Hunger Games explores the theme of the inequality of the rich and the poor and the firmness of the Districts to assure everyone will survive. The novel also represents the devastation the characters experience as the population decreases rapidly. The Hunger Games comprehends themes such as Bigotry, Persecution of innocence, and

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    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth are both novels that took place in a dystopian society. Both of these novels had a young female as the main protagonist (Beatrice/Tris Prior in Divergent and Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games). Both of the protagonists wanted to better theirs and their families’ lives, but in order to do so, they must make some difficult decisions and push themselves to their limits. In The Hunger Games, the United States has been divided up into

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    I. Introduction The hunger games is an adventure and science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. This is the trilogy movie, so the first one is the hunger games, next the hunger games catching fire and the last is the hunger games mocking jay. This novel was adapted to the movie in 2012 and directed by Gary Ross and co-written by Suzanne Collins herself. Point of view from this movie was from Katniss Everdeen who lives in Panem, North America. On the other hand, there is Capitol

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    Conformity, in relation to societal norms, happens to be something many people strive to deviate from, yet only few are able to achieve. One reason for this could be because the media nowadays is being blamed for manipulating people to subconsciously adhere to certain views. The media is being used to evoke certain thoughts, whether it be about purchasing something being advertised in a commercial, or even in news reports to give the viewers a certain impression on a topic. Likewise, there

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    just won the hunger games, the horror of having to kill other kids until there was only one winner for the entertainment of the capitol. Now you are thrown right back into the games against the other winner throughout the years for another games back to back, now you must survive against 23 people again. Again this happens to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark for the Quarter Quell which happens every 25 years and this year the winners of each district get picked divided to do the games once again

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    Perseverance can lead you out of a quagmire when matched with the right character. This is shown in The Hunger Games. Katniss and Peeta exhibit their grit throughout the plot. The Hunger Games takes place in the country of Panem, a dystopian society that is located in North America. The Hunger Games is all about the survival of the fittest. Some tributes are still blanketed with disbelief, but others have prepared all their lives. It is a battle with mental and physical strengths. Katniss awakes

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    After reading “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins, I believe that The Hunger Games world is an extreme dystopian society. According to ReadWriteThink, a dystopian society, which is an “imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control,” exists when some characteristics exist (Dystopias: Definition and Characteristics). Collins used many of these characteristics

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    Suzanne Collins did a great job including the conflict in her book, the Hunger Games. The conflict is how the people of Panem stood against the Capitol, which made the story more exciting to its readers. However, After reading the interesting book it showed how the people of Panem resisted against the Capitol’s rules, especially in the Hunger games and others are voluntarily happened threw the story. There was a lot ways that the people of Panem resisted the Capitol. One of these were the fact

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    Color In The Hunger Games

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    In Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, Collins has a variety of ways to describe each of the settings, by using colors and structures to define different class levels in Panem. Panem was once known as North America, but after years of destruction, it eventually became Panem. In Panem, there are 12 separate districts that people live within, as well as the Capitol, which is another section of the country that people live in. It is fairly easy to differentiate the districts from one another and

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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

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    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, The government

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    The Hunger Games is a novel written by Suzanne Collins. Originally published by Scholastic Press in September 14,2008. The theme is two young couple fighting for there lives. The main characters are Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Cato. katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl who volunteered to play the hunger games instead of her little sister who was chosen to play the games. Katniss Everdeen thinks that the hunger games shouldn’t exist because of the violence and all the bad things that

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    Hunger Games Allegory

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    literally, 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

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    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. The book presents a dystopian city run by the Capitol. In this city, there are Peacekeepers and fences to keep everyone in and obedient. Those pale in comparison to the biggest form of control in the book, the Hunger Games, where the winner gets fame and fortune, and the losers are killed in the process. It represents a

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    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

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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

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    Cluster Compare and Contrast Essay August 4, 2015 “The Hunger Games” trilogy is constantly being compared to “Divergent” and with great reason, they share many commonalities. They are both great movies to watch that keep the movie goer engaged in the storyline. Both science fiction movies create a dystopian scenario of what it would be like in a futuristic setting. Both societies have been segregated, “Divergent” into factions and “Hunger Games” into districts. Both movies exhibit teenage girls stepping

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    Do you like reading books about love and survival? Well in the book the hunger games the main theme of the book is all about survival of the fittest and love. In the hunger games Katniss has to fight for survival against the other tributes, and she also fights to protect those who she loves, such as Peeta and Rue. In the Hunger Games Katniss has to fight for the survival of those she loves and for herself, such as Peeta. “A full day? That’s more than I need. I mash up a handful of berries so

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    Greek scholar, who wrote poems mainly about the non-existence of God. This quote from him explains how we suffer in life and when we survive we find the reason for us suffering and learn from it, or better ourselves during our suffering. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, she illustrates through her symbolism and characterization that survival is the result of strength. Suzanne Collins uses characterization to present how survival is a result when someone or something has strength. For example

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