The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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AS90854 Novel Cathy Joe

In the Novel ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins the book is set in the Dystopian future. It is set in North America which is divided into 12 districts. Katniss Everdeen a 16 year old girl who has a younger sister, Prim who is 12 years old and a mother who have depended upon Katniss for survival ever since Katniss ' father died in a mine explosion when she was 11. The Hunger Games is when each year a girl and boy from the range of 12 to 18, are selected from each district by random to participate in The Hunger Games. The arena is where 24 tributes from each district compete and fight until one tribute remains. The winner of the games gets to return
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The fight for survival become prominent as she fights for her family’s survival.. During her interview with Caesar Flickerman she says "They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elderly person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren 't scraping by like the majority of us. But [in the Capitol] it is different. Wrinkles aren 't desirable. A round belly isn 't a sign of success." this shows us the difference between living in poverty and having all the money in the world. Katniss is a true survivor, she pulls her family through the tough time after her father 's death. Katniss does not have any luxury items and has felt what it was like to starve before. This impacts her in the games because for many of the other tributes they have never felt what it would feel like to be hungry for a number of days. Survival becomes a major idea in the games as Katniss has to survive and persevere to try and survive till she is the last one left. Many teenagers in New Zealand do not know how fortunate they are to be living in a 1st world country and not a 3rd world country like Zambia. They do not know what it feels like to not have access to fresh clean water. Survival is an important …show more content…
She puts on a face towards the camera as appearing love structed with Peeta in front of the camera. But secretly she is in love Gale but know one knows this. Katniss feels as though she must put on a face as to ‘love’ Peeta to gain people 's vote in Hunger Games. She feels pressured into liking Peeta because of the name the capitol gave them which was the two ‘star crossed lovers’. Although she has no contact with Gale, he is always on her mind. Katniss must choose between being accepted by society or having her own identity. Katniss’s father said to her "As long as you can find yourself, you 'll never starve." this is about Katniss finding her true identity and saying how if you are true to yourself then there is nothing stopping you. In society today many people put on faces and try to fit in instead of being their true self. This is a important message as many teenagers struggle with this problem and just want to ‘fit in’.
In conclusion, ‘The Hunger Games’ is a book I feel enjoyed to read. This is because I feel like the characteristics of Katniss Everdeen and felt like I could relate to her. The strength courage and willpower she shows really impresses me and I love her character. I would recommend this book to teenagers because I feel like the book has strong messengers that teenagers in our society should know

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