Essay on The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is the story of a young Katniss Everdeen and her quest to save her sister and herself in their post-apocalyptic country of Panem. The apocalypse that creates Panem is described through a list of natural disasters: drought, storms, fires, and seas that engulfed the lands. Through the destruction, Panem was formed and a new country was brought to life . This apocalypse took place on, “what was once called North America” (Collins 20). The familiarity of the location makes the story more interesting because of the prior knowledge of Panem’s location and its geological features. To continue the theme, an aftershock occurs after the creation of the society, a rebellion, referred to as the “Dark Days” breaks out among the country of Panem and its 13 Districts. After the capital squashed the rebellion and destroyed District 13 completely, the Hunger Games were invented, “as a yearly reminder that the dark days must never be repeated” (Collins 21). These games serve as a reminder of the Dark Days and create a sense of fear throughout Panem. The creation of Panem through an apocalypse and rebound of destruction creates the perfect setting and builds an interesting, diverse world in which an entertaining story may be told. Katniss, a girl from District 12 must face a dangerous trial; the Hunger Games, often referred to as simply; the Games. The Games were created as a way of reminding the Districts that any rebellion will be immediately destroyed by…

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