The Hunger Games Page-to-Screen Companion Guide

The Hunger Games is a novel by Suzanne Collins that was released in 2008. It was later adapted into a film, which was released in 2011 with sequels scheduled for 2012 and 2013. While the two works of art have been released in different types of media, they yet retain certain elements, which are aimed […]

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Class in “The Hunger Games”

The theme of class takes a centre stage in the novel “The Hunger Games” more than any other. The novel portrays the Capitol as that which is highly stratified along the social and economic lines; the rich are entitled to all sorts of privileges and opportunities while the poor are bound to languish in abject […]

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“The Hunger Games”

The theme of class takes a central place in the novel of Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games. The book gives a descriptive account of how the residents of the Capitol and those of the surrounding districts are given different social and economic status across Panem. The rich enjoy all kinds of privileges while the poor […]

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Political Plunder: Hunger Games

Panem is what remains of North America as we presently know it after some kind of environmental tragedy stuck (HG p. 18) – perhaps an intended reference to climate change? In response to catastrophe, there’s always a government ready and willing to save the day by taking away people’s freedoms. This is what the Capitol […]

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History of the Hunger Games & Panem

What we now know as North America wasn’t always known as North America. North America during post-apocalyptic times was known as Panem. Panem comes from a Latin phrase which means bread and circuses. The phrase was used to describe people or a person using entertainment to distract others from more important issues, which in this […]

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Perspective Journal: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

Entry 1: Today Katniss and Peeta were at the Capitol for the Victory Tour. When they were being interviewed Peeta proposed to Katniss! Even worse Katniss said yes! I thought all of it was an act for the Games. Katniss said it was so why in the world would they be getting married now? The […]

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Hunger Games

Hope and the Hunger Games (April 12, 2012), the authors Jordan Ballor and Todd Steen believe hope in Panem only comes from inside the people themselves. I agree with their argument about the residents of Panem. Peeta was a major part of bringing forth hope in the Hunger Games. I believe Peeta shared his bread […]

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Katniss Everdeen’s Strength

Do you think that Katniss seems unsure of herself at times? her abilities? , her strengths? and lacks the confidence to believe that she can and will be able to survive? Where in the story do we see examples of her overcoming her fear by working hard and not giving up and doing the right […]

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Hunger Games

In the novel, The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins using the conventions of dystopian literature, creates a world in which inhuman societal control and the image of a perfect society is maintained through corporate bureaucratic control. In this novel, teenage girl Katniss Everdeen lives in District Twelve, a poor coal mining region where survival is […]

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