Hunger Games and the Uglies Compare/Contrast

Topics: The Uglies series, Uglies, The Hunger Games Pages: 3 (1226 words) Published: October 23, 2012
Compare/Contrast Essay
The Hunger games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfield

What if violence and obsession were much more common than usual and the government was corrupt, what would you do? Could you do anything? Imagine that was your life every single day. That was the life of the protagonists in both Uglies and The Hunger Games. Both trilogies take place in a very futuristic world. The Hunger Games is based in a dystopian society, while Uglies is based in a utopian society, or so the government has them believeing. Even though both trilogies are based in the same time and the protagonists are both 16 year old girls, the two books are very different with a lot of similarites.

Have you ever been taken away from you family and friends? Been forced into a game where to stay alive is the only way to win? That is what the hunger game is. A violent game that 24 contestants are chosen to fight one another to the death and the winner will never have to work again and is provided with riches beyond their wildest dreams. Two contestants, a boy and a girl, are chosen from each district. This is what Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year old, awkward girl had to go through. Now, Katniss did not get picked like most contestants do. No. She volunteered to go in. I know what your thinking, "This girl is nuts!" but Katniss did it for her little sister Prim, who did get chosen at the age of 12. Beacuse of the hunger game, she has to leave behind her whole family and her best friend Gale. By the authors description of the times that Gale and Katniss meet an their conversations, you can tell there is a little bit of a love intrest between the two characters, however Gale was not chosen to participate in the games. Peeta was. Peeta was a handsome young boy that Katniss knew from a long time ago. Throughout the games Peeta develops feelings for Katniss. Now because every year the cruel game is aired on live national television (so the kids families...
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