Essay about HUnger Games

Submitted By ktl29
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Keegan Leffler
English 10

Have you ever wondered how it is to live in the future? Well I certainly don’t know either but I can guarantee that my book will explain how it’s like. I read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book is science fiction because it takes place in the future. Also, the book is science fiction because it has new technology and advancements. In the book, the author invents hovercrafts, or alien-like airplanes to come and pick up the dead bodies from the arena. This can also explain why The Hunger Games is imaginary. The Hunger Games take place in a Panem, which is a nation brought up from the ruins of what was North America. In Panem, there are 12 districts, each of which provides resources for the capitol and the people of Panem. Originally there were 13 districts, but District 13 was demolished after rioting against the capital. In the beginning of the story, Katniss is hunting on the outside on District 12, which is a forest like scenery. This is where she hunts with Gale for fresh meat. The reaping and Katniss’ home is held within District 12 which looks very poor, dull and run down. After the reaping, Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch and Effie take a train to the Capitol. The train is very luxurious which is very foreign to Peeta and Katniss. Once they’ve reached the Capitol, there are multiple scenes in their apartment, training hall and on the stage of the interviewer, Ceaser Flickerman. The rest of the story is within the arena. For every Hunger Game there is a new environment within the arena. For the 74TH, which is the one Katniss participated in, was a forest setting. The arena had a cornucopia in the middle and was surrounded by trees and bodies of water. Also, for a while, Katniss and Peeta took shelter within a cave. The mood in The Hunger Games tends to change in a heartbeat. Suspense is a reoccurring mood. It is first felt during the reaping and later is felt during evaluation. The time spent in the arena is mostly suspenseful, especially when Katniss goes to blow up the Career’s supplies and when Katniss and Peeta are fighting with Cato on the Cornucopia. A huge example of suspense is when there is a countdown to the start of the games. Another mood present in the novel is hope. Just as President Snow, a character in the story, says “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear”. Hope is seen multiple times in the book. It is felt when Katniss score high in her evaluation, when Seneca Crane, the head game maker, announces that if the two tributes from each district are the last ones they both win and especially when Cato dies. Like many stories, The Hunger Games have multiple characters. The main character was Katniss Everdeen, later known as the “Girl on Fire”. Katniss is 16 years old but has the maturity of a 50 year old. The sudden death of her father left her mother almost unresponsive which meant she had to be the one to take care of the mother, her younger sister Prim and herself. Katniss shows that she is willing to do anything for her family by risking her safety by leaving District 12 to hunt animals to either eat or sell. Also, when Prim is initially picked as tribute she wastes no time before volunteering for herself. Katniss can be described as extremely determined. She is willing to do anything in order to win the game and get back to Prim even if it means “faking” a romance. Katniss also shows a softer side multiple times in the book. When she becomes allies with a young girl named Rue, she becomes much attached so when Rue is killed to relax her and sings to her while she is dying. Once she passes, she becomes extremely upset and cries. Also, when she finds Peeta injured she is very protective and caring towards him. She uses her wound cream she received from Haymitch and soup from him as well and gives it to Peeta in order to make him stronger. She risks her life by getting a backpack from the “feast” set up by the game makers in order to bring to