Hunger Games Essay

1504 Words Feb 7th, 2012 7 Pages
Jared Freedland
Mrs. Kerr
Language Arts P.5
24 January 2012
Title: The Hunger Games
Author Background: The author of this book is Suzanne Collins, who currently lives in Connecticut with her family. She started her career in 1991 writing for children’s television. She has worked on Nickelodeon shows including Clarissa Explains it all, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear, and Oswald. Suzanne recently finished her third book in the series, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.
Genre: Science Fiction
Meaning of the Title: The title The Hunger Games has a very important meaning. Every year, between the districts, there are games titled the hunger games, where each district chooses two tributes, a boy and a girl, to play in a set of
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As Katniss says he's "good-looking, he's strong enough to handle the work in the mines, and he can hunt" (Page 34). The two characters have a good deal in common, from their backgrounds, to their family situations, to their shared harsh opinions on Panem's government. There's also some romantic tension starting beneath the surface, but for now it has yet to boil.
Protagonist: Katniss Everdeen is the 16-year-old protagonist. She lives in a region of District 12 known as the Seam, which is the poorest area of the district. She is described as having dark hair, olive skin, and grey eyes. Her best friend is Gale Hawthorne, and she breaks the law with him regularly to go hunting in the woods surrounding their district, which is a forbidden act, yet never get caught as many important people buy their kills. She volunteers to be a tribute in the Games in order to save her sister, Primrose Everdeen, who was originally chosen. She survives the Games along with Peeta Mellark and was under the mentorship of Haymitch Abernathy.
Antagonist: The antagonists in this book are the rest of the tributes in the Hunger Games who all have the same goal: kill everyone till they are the only ones standing.
Mood: Sometimes, the mood is sad when Katniss thinks of dying in the games. Other times it is romantic with Peeta’s crush on Katniss. Also, the book was suspenseful when they were choosing tributes.
Point of View: This book is told in

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