The Hunger Games can easily be viewed through a Marxist lens, since at its core is a vicious criticism of how class divisions are maintained not merely through the threat of punishment, but also through spectacle, used to divert the masses from confronting the true injustice in their world. Instead, the Capitol has created a system where each district is forced to commit to one industry. Haymitch makes a deal with Peeta and Katniss. Though she is a nice girl, her privileges — exemplified in this moment by a small gold pendant she wears, which is very valuable — rub Gale the wrong way and he speaks rudely to her about her chances of being chosen as a tribute. Haymitch also stressed on the fact that the latter would make them get more sponsors. During their individual evaluations, Peeta creates a drawing of a deceased Rue covered in flowers on the floor; an emotion-stricken Katniss creates a puppet in the likeness of Seneca Crane, and suspends it by its neck on the ceiling, as a a warning to a stunned Heavensbee. No more fear of hunger.
They both get to know Effie Trinket, their escort, and Haymitch Abernathy, their drunk mentor and the lone surviving Hunger Games winner from their district who, after seeing that Katniss and Peeta have some fight in them, promises he will sober up enough to help them survive the Games. In an impoverished world, she cannot imagine being a mother and giving birth to children into a cruel, poor world. Two children are chosen from each district at random to enter The Hunger Games: one boy and one girl. After the death of her father she takes on full responsibility of her mother and younger sister, always making sure that they are fed and cared for even before herself. When Katniss arrives in the dining car, Effie is leaving in an angry huff, and Haymitch gestures for Katniss to sit down. The Capitol took her stunt with the berries as an act of defiance, so she has to convince everyone that she was desperate at the thought of losing Peeta and not being rebellious, or even her family could be at risk. She immediately devotes herself to ensuring Peeta becomes the Quarter Quell's victor, should he compete in the games.
However, Johanna suddenly attacks Katniss, but cuts the tracker out of her arm and smears blood on her neck. Reading 110 I feel that the most powerful element in the book The Hunger Games is the compassion and devotion that the main character, Katniss, has for her friends and loved ones. It is also incredibly vivid in imagery, and the plot is easy to follow. It is a great irony that Panem civilization is maintained through the use of such an uncivilized practice as the Hunger Games. Every year, the Capitol holds a deathmatch between child tributes, two from each district. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place.
In the 73 years of the Games, only two have won — and the only current survivor, , arrives on the stage as his name is read. It was one of my friends that made me read this book. The relationship is made even more fraught when Peeta confesses during a live interview that he has a crush on Katniss. They re-group with the others. That evening, Snow devises a different strategy; if Katniss refuses to play by his rules, he will get rid of her by other means. Peeta stops him so Katniss can escape, and she passes out in a ditch shortly after.
Romans were treating their slaves like that. We find out that the Hunger Games are a punishment for the districts where a lottery is held each year and a boy and a girl from each district is chosen to be a tribute. It was so descriptive, and a thrilling ending topped it off. At first you see this just within her family. She ends up in the arena, which is a tropical forrest with a central salt water lake, with an island in the middle containing the Cornucopia. After the death of her father she takes on full responsibility of her mother and younger sister, always making sure that they are fed and cared for even before herself. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games was from the 12th.
However, as the games get underway, Katniss and Peeta ally with Finnick Odair and Mags, both from District 4. Not only do I recommend this author to others but even more so this particular book. This makes for an exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in, but it also allows us to see the similarities between Katniss's world and ours. Bestselling author Suzanne Collins first made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle grade readers. It may be helpful for students to utilize the internet or school library for additional historical research, if such resources are available.
Yet the Capitol is so proficient at shrouding the Games in ritual and tradition — see the ceremony of the reaping for myriad examples — that this brutality becomes the linking social force. Katniss forces herself not to consider any romantic feelings for Gale, though the reader sees right away that this is somewhat disingenuous. Instead, they agree to eat poisoned berries together so that there is no winner for the Capitol. Edited for plot spoilers I thought that the author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, did an amazing job writing this book. She quickly attaches the remaining wire to an arrow and shoots it at the force field during the lightning strike. He orders that Katniss not only convince the entire country of her and Peeta's love as the reason for their actions, but convince Snow himself as well; if not, her loved ones will be killed, and District 12 will be destroyed, just as District 13 was during the uprising years ago. He yells at Katniss to run just as Cato, a very large and dangerous Career from District 2, shows up.
They discover the body of a tribute who Katniss nicknamed Foxface, and Katniss realizes she died from eating the berries. The country of Panem used to have thirteen districts but the Dark Days came and the districts rose up against the Capitol. The older had a prickly personality, the younger was gentle like her mother. As Katniss makes her way from her home to the Meadow and, finally, to the woods, where people of the district are forbidden to go, we learn about Katniss' life in the impoverished part of her district, the Seam, and her family. In her last waking moment, she notices an aircraft entering and picking her up. The group subsequently witnesses a large flooding, killing an unknown tribute in one section on the other side of the jungle. Obviously, this system discriminates against poorer citizens who need the extra resources and hence make themselves more likely tributes.
Katniss often crawls under the fence to enter the woods to hunt to feed her family. Part entertainment, brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. They stop to have a meal and discuss the Hunger Games and The Reaping. Peeta came from a family of bakers, making Katniss far more skilled than him. The remaining trio rests in the middle of the forest where they are attacked by mandrills.
This is apparent because District 12, which provides coal, an energy source, is nevertheless deprived of continual electricity. Just as she and Peeta pop them in their mouths, the announcer shouts for them to stop and declares them both winners. We know what she has given up to survive, but not whether the price was too high. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. It is from this question that the novel's most extreme social statement becomes apparent, a statement that indicts not only the brutal Capitol for Panem's injustice, but in fact all of society itself. Twelve of the districts were defeated and the thirteenth was destroyed. Gale suggests running away together and living in the woods, but Katniss dismisses this since they both are the main providers for their families.