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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a page-turning thriller featuring Katniss Everdeen as a strong heroine who ignites a spark to overturn her totalitarian government. She becomes known as the "Girl on Fire"...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020, 11:32 am (UTC)

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Yes, while it might be tempting to say that the main conflict of The Hunger Games trilogy is character vs. character—Katniss vs. President Snow—but even after Snow's fall from power, Katniss has to...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2016, 8:42 pm (UTC)

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The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is about a futuristic world where the government shows their power by systematically killing off two people from each district each year. Katniss...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2015, 2:24 pm (UTC)

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In the context of the first book, I would argue that there are two instances in which Katniss shows rebellion against the capital. The first is an overt display of rebellion, which oddly enough...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 3:45 pm (UTC)

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The time period is not specified in The Hunger Games, but it can be assumed to be sometime after the 21st Century. From existing information, it is known that the Games themselves have been going...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2012, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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Haymitch’s strategy for training Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games is to keep their strengths hidden for the most part and to make allies. He doesn’t want them drawing too much attention to...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019, 10:30 am (UTC)

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A good portion of early chapters in the book establish the setting, which is necessary to understand the conflict Katniss faces when she defies the Capitol. After explaining that District 12 is...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2021, 11:12 am (UTC)

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Katniss has strong personality traits. 1. Responsible:She takes care of her family and friends.This is shown when she finds food for her village, she protects her family since her father died,...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011, 3:29 am (UTC)

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The society in The Hunger Games trilogy is depicted as predominantly a dystopian society with a totalitarian government, with only a couple minor examples of utopian society. The country called...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2016, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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The reason for Gale's name being in the reaping forty-two times relates to the tesserae system. Under normal circumstances, the year a person turns twelve, their name goes into the reaping bowl...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2020, 12:17 pm (UTC)

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Man versus Man "Forget it, District Twelve. We're going to kill you. Just like we did your pathetic little ally..." (285). The design of the hated Hunger Games pits the contestants from the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2012, 1:08 am (UTC)

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The upper age limit for participating in the Hunger Games is eighteen, and the lower age limit is twelve. Every year, there is a ritual in each district called the reaping. During the reaping, all...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2020, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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There are so many great morals that can be taken from The Hunger Games, whether you're looking at just the first book or at the trilogy as a whole. For starters, this book is a great reminder about...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2020, 12:11 pm (UTC)

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An ideal survival quote is found in chapter one when, during the reaping, Katniss thinks the following: Anyway, Gale and I agree that if we have to choose between dying of hunger and a bullet in...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2017, 9:48 am (UTC)

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The characters, conflict, and setting which an author chooses in order to tell a story directly reflect thei world and beliefs. In this way, literature is the mirror of life because it demonstrates...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2021, 11:26 am (UTC)

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In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is deeply affected by the avox girl with the red hair. Katniss recognizes her at once as being familiar, but cannot connect her face to the correct...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2014, 2:25 pm (UTC)

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The capital doesn't want the districts to know about each other because they do not want the people to team up against them. There are far too few capital troops and peacekeepers to hold back a...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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In Chapter Nine, when each of the contestants of the Hunger Games are interviewed, it is Peeta that is last, and it is Peeta that manages to steal the show by his confession of love for Katniss in...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2011, 8:03 pm (UTC)

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Peeta is caring, as seen when he purposefully burned some bread so he could give it to a starving Katniss. He is selfless, as seen when he sacrificed himself for the benefit of Katniss. Peeta joins...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2016, 8:13 am (UTC)

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She is afraid that she will be given a low score and will not receive any help from sponsers because of this. Katniss also fears that her loved ones will reap the repercussions of her actions in...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2013, 5:33 pm (UTC)

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Katniss’s main internal conflict is how far she will go to try to win the game and survive, such as pretending to love Peeta. A person versus self conflict is an internal conflict. It is a...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016, 4:02 am (UTC)

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is written from the point of view of first person. Collins tells the story completely from Katniss Everdeen's perspective. The opening line: "When I wake up,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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The central idea of Suzanne Collins's trilogy The Hunger Games is that an individual has the ability to overcome the power of the tyrannical government. Another closely related theme central to the...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2017, 12:24 am (UTC)

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There are several ways in which the Capitol uses the Hunger Games to control the people of the Districts. As Zumba96 mentioned, the Games were instituted after the Districts rebelled against the...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017, 2:26 am (UTC)

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In the book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, the character Katniss must face numerous obstacles. For example, she must grow up without a father, provide for her family, and even confront the...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016, 11:30 pm (UTC)

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Let's examine this by considering some of the characteristics of a dystopian society: Conformity is expected and individuality is punished. We see this characteristic throughout Panem. Most...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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The setting of the great novel is the fictitious country of Panem. The only direct clue we are given as to the whereabouts of Panem is that it is somewhere in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains in...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019, 11:20 am (UTC)

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The climax of The Hunger Games is during the would-be double suicide of Katniss and Peeta. Previously, the Gamekeepers had announced that there could be two victors if they were from the same...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019, 5:22 am (UTC)

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Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist in The Hunger Games, while describing the electrified fences, discusses the events surrounding her father's death in chapter one (page five). Even five years...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012, 9:48 am (UTC)

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The reason that Katniss struggles with trust is because she sees it as a weakness. She even admits it to readers in Chapter 9. The Games begin in two days, and trust will only be a weakness. That...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the main character, Katniss Everdeen, is conflicted about her feelings towards her country, Panem. When considering the government which rules the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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In The Hunger Games, the conflicts that Katniss must overcome are revealed as the story progresses, and each new chapter raises the stakes of these conflicts higher and higher. Some of the more...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2020, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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While at the Training Center in chapter 7, Katniss observes Rue. She notices similarities between Rue and her sister, Prim. Rue and Prim are both named after flowers and are both small in stature....

Latest answer posted April 28, 2018, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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The protagonist is Katniss Everdeen, so the antagonists are those characters who oppose her. The main antagonist would be President Snow. He is the leader of the corrupt dystopian government that...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018, 4:35 am (UTC)

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Suzanne Collins writes this novel in the first person, so that we see the world through the eyes of the teenaged Katniss Everdeen. Katniss is a flawed but highly sympathetic young woman, and...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2017, 11:21 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter One, when Katniss tells us about the Hunger Games, how the contenders are selected, and how a special system allows poorer people to be more...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2011, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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Katniss’s biggest conflict is character vs. society. Although she struggles against other characters (Haymitch, Snow, Peeta, the other contestants), and with herself, these conflicts arise...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012, 2:10 am (UTC)

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Katniss's childhood encounter with Peeta makes her more compassionate toward him than she would be otherwise. His kind act as a child also makes her more inclined to trust him, though she does...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017, 5:18 am (UTC)

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The first incident of rising action is Primrose Everdeen being selected as a tribute for the Hunger Games and her elder sister Katniss subsequently volunteering to go to the Games in her place. The...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2018, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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It's fair to say that winning the Hunger Games is not really all it's cracked up to be. Truth be told, it seems to be more trouble than it's worth. Although winning the Games brings with it glory,...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2020, 11:33 am (UTC)

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Katniss's experience as a hunter, and her phenomenal skill with a bow and arrow, is of immense help to her in the Hunger Games. For starters, let's talk about how Katniss's shooting skill made the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2020, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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Suzanne Collins uses plenty of figurative language in her famous young adult novel The Hunger Games. Let's take a look at three of the most common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor,...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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The mask of indifference is a metaphor for hiding Katniss's feelings. Figurative language is language that is not meant to be taken literally. The most common types of figurative language are...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016, 1:08 am (UTC)

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The most important theme in The Hunger Games is freedom versus oppression. The entire point of the Games is to keep the citizenry under control, demonstrating that they have no freedom to do as...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012, 8:58 pm (UTC)

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Irony occurs when the outcome or effect of a statement or situation contradicts the original meaning that the speaker intended. Irony can be purposeful, like in verbal irony, but irony can also be...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012, 12:48 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 1 of the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy, protagonist Katniss Everdeen states that the fence, which is meant to be electrified but generally isn't, is there to keep the predators...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2018, 8:45 pm (UTC)

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Katniss is prepared for the games because she knows how to use a bow and arrow and she has good survival instincts. Even before the Hunger Games, Katniss is tough. She is probably the one person...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 11:07 pm (UTC)

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Peeta realizes early on that he needs a survival strategy; while Katniss can rely on her own archery skills, Peeta lacks anything except strength. He thus teams up with the Careers early in the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2020, 11:15 am (UTC)

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In the novel, The Hunger Games, the oppression of the people is very clear. The government is still punishing the people by reminding them every year that rebellion against the government is...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012, 10:47 pm (UTC)

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The rule change by the Gamemakers in chapter 19 changes everything for Katniss. She can have a real ally in Peeta, as she won't have to kill him in the end. When she hears the change in rules, her...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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