Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: The Hunger Games
Author : Suzanne Collins
Main Charaacters : Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Gale, Prim, Cato, Clove, Rue, Thresh, Effie, Haymitch, Cinna, Portia and Madge.
Description of one of the characters: Peeta Mellart is a son of a baker in District 12. He gets selected in the reaping to participate in the Hunger games in the Capitol, the capital of Panem (which was once called as the America). He is brave. He once saves Katniss from dying by giving her bread to eat while she was starving. He is very kind.
Whom I like and why: I like Gale vey much. He is very good at hunting. He is Katniss Everdeen’s friend. He is two years older than Katniss. He takes care of Prim and Katniss’s mother while Katniss goes to the Hunger games. He is very brave and kind.
Whom I dislike and why: I dislike Cato and Clove, the Careers. They are participants of the Hunger Games. They try to make Peeta as their ally but fail to. They do not hesitate to kill anyone during the games. Clove gets killed by Thersh and Cato dies on his own, leaving Peeta and Katniss to be the winners.
Setting/theme of the story: During the reaping, Prim Everdeen, Katniss’s sister gets selected to participate in The Hunger Games, a fight for survival against all odds, held in the Capitol every year for the whole country of Parem to enjoy. Katniss Everdeen volunteers and participates instead of Prim. Another boy named Peeta Mellark also gets selected from the same district as Katnisses. They both train under Haymitch, who had been a Victor of District 12 long before. They  go for the games and it starts after the opening  ceremony. Usually there can be only one Victor in the Hunger Games but this year, they amend the rules and the rule becomes that two people can win if they are from the same district. So, Peeta and Katniss decide to win. Rue, a girl from district 2 reminds Katniss of her own sister, Prim, so she takes care of Rue in the arena. One day a boy from District 1 shoots her and Rue dies. One by one all the participants die due to the worse weather. Thresh kills Clove. Cato kills Thresh. At last only Cato, Peeta and Katniss are left. Cato dies due to bad weather on his own. Peeta and Katniss are winners. But no one comes to take them back from the arena. So Katniss acts as if she is doing suicide and at that moment a plane arrives to take them back safely. Katniss’s act has angered all the people of Capitol, but it makes the other Districts people happy. That’s the end of Hunger Games.
Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Katniss actes as if she is going to suicide to make the Capitol people come to take them away from the arena.

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