Since its release, The Hunger Games has been translated into 26 languages, and publishing rights have been sold in 38 territories. What other reason is there to go through such lengths to control the population other than the greed of wanting to have, keep, and control the power? Appearances are so important during the Games that making a positive impression may mean the difference between life and death. In this way the nightlock berries are symbolic of rebellion and revolution, of fighting back against the Capitol. Part of her growth in the novel is the realization that people are stronger when they are together. The audience is again being encouraged to despise a regime that uses such violence to maintain control. She ultimately shows that deep down, she is a caring and empathetic person who disdains causing suffering even to the antagonistic Career tributes , as opposed to being only a stoic hunter. The story of the mockingjay is an allegory for the idea that the Capitol may not be as all-knowing or all-powerful as it believes: it should not underestimate the strength and will of the entities within the prism of its control.
Her life of independence is over when she wins the Hunger Games at the end of the first book. Archived from on December 25, 2010. They have to fight for their lives and their familys lives. Katniss then took her place because she couldn't let her young fragile sister try and participate in the deadly, gory Hunger Games. But when I remember the other couples, standing stiffly apart, never touching or acknowledging each other, as if their fellow tribute did not exist, as if the Games had already begun, I know what Haymitch means.
The use of mise-en-scene — which incorporates the use of colour, makeup and costume — is crucial in creating this distinction. Unfortunately, this happens a lot throughout The Hunger Games. The book focuses a great deal on how much effort it took to prepare Katniss for the Games and to be seen in public. This is the classic theme of absolute power corrupting absolutely. The novel is the first in ; it is followed by sequels 2009 and 2010.
As Katniss discovers, it is substantially different, and despite her experience killing animals for food, killing a person in a competition is emotionally traumatizing for her. Katniss does this because she knows Prim is weak and will not make it in the Hunger Games I think the main idea of the Hunger Games so far is that people are very easily frightenend and controlled. This scene is a good example of how The Hunger Games criticises violence by positioning the audience to detest cruel and callous acts. This necessity results in the development of skills that are useful to her in the Games, and represents her rejection of the Capitol's rules in the face of life-threatening situations. She is pinned to the ground by Clove, who gloats about Rue while toying with the helpless Katniss.
The film stars , Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Natalie Dormer, Robert Knepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final film role , and Donald Sutherland. Further, her growing love for Peeta in the arena continually helps her. In the poor districts, many of the residents do not even have enough to eat. However, not just in the story but also in the real-world people are willing to go to great ends to keep up with all the latest beauty trends; this includes purchasing products or performing actual body modification procedures all for the sake of being considered pretty. Class is a strong tool used by the Capitol to keep its citizens distant from one another, hence limiting the chances of another rebellion. These symbolic gestures call attention to the fact that there are actual people in the Hunger Games — real live humans, not just game pieces. I notice her blouse has pulled out of her skirt in the back again and force myself to stay calm.
The book highlights the difference between those that have wealth and power and those that do not. There is still a lot to get out of the adaptation, but as it's not stated in so many words I think it's harder to parse it out and of course, completely susceptible to individual interpretation. At that point, it was mentioned to me, and I asked my editor if I should read it. As a result, The Capitol continues to be wealthy and prosperous while the districts endure great poverty and hardship. The studio is bright and colourful.
In the film, director Gary Ross creates a strong contrast between the prosperity of The Capitol and the poverty of its surrounding districts. Finally, Katniss and Peeta are the last two survivors, but the Gamemakers cancel the rule change in an attempt to force them into a dramatic finale, in which one must kill the other. Katniss promises Prim she will try her hardest to come home to Prim and … win the games. Finally, survival is the weapon the Capitol and the Gamemakers leverage against the tributes. It follows a teenager, Katniss Everdeen, as she fights to survive in a dystopian, futuristic America. Katniss not only survives through her archery abilities, but through her previous adaptation to healing and hunting.
A way they misuse their power is making young people fight to the death. Her growing sense of community helps Katniss identify the Capitol as her society's primary antagonist. This makes Peeta's kindness and 's similarities to Prim problematic, since they make it harder for her to consider them enemies. In writing The Hunger Games, Collins drew upon , Roman games, and contemporary for thematic content. For example, though there are abundant food resources in the forests outside of District 12, the people are forbidden from leaving the district to hunt in the forest. I think I will post a question to find out more about this view.