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by Suzanne Collins

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Which point of view is telling the story in The Hunger Games?

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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, the other side of the bed is cold"  (3).

uses the personal pronoun 'I' to indicate that the reader will see the story unfold from a first person perspective.  A distinguishing factor of first person narratives is the narrator's use of personal pronouns to tell the story: 'I, we, us, me.  The advantage to this kind of perspective is that it puts the reader into a point of view that is as close to the action of the story as you can get; with a first person narrator, there is no sense of removal or detachment from the story.  Throungh Collins' character, Katniss Everdeen, the reader plunges into the action and brutality of the Hunger Games and experiences the violence and horror first hand. 

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taangerine | Student

Hunger Games is written in first person. Katniss gives her point of view in the Hunger Games. 

atyourservice | Student

The hunger game is in first person point of view

crystaltu001 | Student

The story is told from Katniss point of view since she is the main character of the story

drrb | Student

First person narration is very much significant in Hunger Games The first person point of view is quite suited for the novel.The protagonist , Kantniss ,here speaks as 'I' .But this 'I' is not autobiographical 'I" as we find it in James Joyce's Araby .The story is here narrated and seen through the first person narrator which reinforces its credibilty. 

cheerfuleloise325 | Student

Katniss Everdeen. The protagonist in this book. A series of "I"'s indicate that the story is being told in a "one-person point of view". 

dragonessa007 | Student

The entire story of the Hunger Games is told from the perspective of Katniss Everdeen, the main protagonist of the novel. Copious amounts of the word "I" indicate that the story is being told in a view known as "first-person" whereby we see the story directly through the eyes of a character, in this case - Katniss.