What us the hunger games about
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne CollinsCould you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you dont live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
The Hunger Games
The trilogy is set in the country of Panem , which consists of its Capitol, which is home to the government, and the outlying districts, numbered 1 to 12, each with a different economy. The Capitol also likes to watch young people kill each other in an event called the Hunger Games. In addition, there is the secretive District 13, where a rebel force is building strength. The Hunger Games themselves are an annual event in which two children from each district, selected through a lottery process called "reaping", are forced to participate in a battle to the death. The universe also contains fictional flora and fauna, such as the Mockingjay, a bird whose mimicry is used as a plot device , and after whom the third book in the series is named.
The Hunger Games film series consists of four science fiction dystopian adventure films based on The Hunger Games trilogy of novels, by the American author Suzanne Collins. Gary Ross directed the first film, while Francis Lawrence directed the next three films. The first three films set records at the box office. The Hunger Games set records for the opening day and the biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel film. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 had the largest opening day and weekend of The films, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 , received a positive reception from critics, with praise aimed at its themes and messages, as well as Jennifer Lawrence's performance.
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In Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games , the Capitol forces each of Panem's 12 districts to choose two teenagers to participate in the Hunger Games, a gruesome, televised fight to the death. The Hunger Games will change Katniss' life forever, but her acts of humanity and defiance might just change the Games, too. Major Thematic Topics: masks; deception; identity; manipulation; rebellion; reality versus the Games. Major Symbols: mockingjay ; the poisonous berries. To punish Athens for the death of a son, King Minos of Crete demanded a tribute of seven maidens and seven youths, drawn by lot, every nine years to be sacrificed to the Minotaur. Theseus volunteers to be a tribute and slay the beast.