The Hunger Games Summary

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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
2008
1. Suzanne Collins style in this novel is descriptive first person. Like most dystopian novels it also is written with an overall dark tone. It is depressing and descriptive. 2. “I understand how Peeta feels. I can’t stand the sight of the Capitol people myself. But making them deal with Haymitch might be a small form of revenge. So I’m pondering the reason why he insists on taking care of Haymitch and all of a sudden I think, It’s because he’s being kind. Just as he was kind to give me the bread. The idea pulls me up short. A kind Peeta Mellark is far more dangerous to me than an unkind one. Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there. And I can’t let Peeta do this. Not where we’re going.” -page 49 3. The Hunger Games is an annual horror fest of murderous slaughter of innocent children. It is a “game” forced on 24 citizens ages 12-18 by the head government of the capitol. Only one of the 24 children comes out alive. The district the victor comes from is reworded with food and other goods. This is why it is called the hunger games, the winning district has a better chance of not starving. 4. Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. (page 41). This passage is significant because it shows that since the beginning of the games Petta clearly was making no special effort to be the victor of the games. “It’s to the Capitol’s advantage to have us divided among ourselves” (Page 14) This passage is significant because it shows part of the reasoning behind the use of Tesserae, the act of signing up for more tickets in the games. “and may the odd be ever in your favor” (pg 8). This is a memorable quote because it shows just how far the capitol has gone in turning this horrible killing of children into a game with slogans and catchy phrases. 5. The woods (pg 9) is a symbol of freedom. Katniss goes...
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