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gotcurry23 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:13 AM via web

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How does the title of The Hunger Games tie the story together and help give the story meaning?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:41 AM (Answer #1)

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Collins' choice of title for her novel The Hunger Games reinforces the focus of the novel on the brutality of the Capitol  and Panem as well as the many dystopian elements within the novel.  Collins' deliberate construction of the Games is the impetus for the majority of the action within the novel: the dread of the reaping and Katniss' subsequent volunteering flings the protagonist into the heart of the conflict that the Games represent. 

Collins' novel challenges the notion of violence as entertainment, and by naming her novel after the Games themselves, she draws the readers into the same frame of reference as all of the citizens of Panem, who eagerly await the delivery and outcome of the Hunger Games. 


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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | TA | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted June 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM (Answer #2)

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The Hunger Games is the brutal game where there are 24 participants and only 1 is left surviving and it happens every year where other are chosen and forced to partake in this horrible game that is a form of entertainment to others. She named the title after the Games itself to draw her audience in possibly. 

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