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The Hunger Games Book 1
Transcript of The Hunger Games Book 1
by Suzanne Collins
Prezi by Stella Cherwinski
Point of View
This story is told from the first person point of view. In the
Hunger Games Book 1
, the main character is Katniss and she narrates the story. I know this because the pronouns I, me, my, and we are used. One example from the book is, "Effie Trinket crosses back to the podium, smooths the slip of paper, and read the name in a clear voice. And it is not me. It's Primrose Everdeen." (page 20)
Katniss vs. The Hunger Games
One of the conflicts in this books is Katniss verses the Hunger Games. This is an external conflict where the character verses fate. In the following quotes, you can see how Katniss' actions go against the Hunger Games.
1. "Without thinking, I pulled an arrow from my quiver and send it straight at the Gamemakers' table. I hear shouts of alarm as people stumble back. The arrow skewers the apple in the pig's mouth and pins it to the wall behind it. Everyone stares at me in disbelief." (page 102)
2. "I want to do something, right here, right now, to show them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is part of every tribute they can't own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I." (page 236-237)
3. "I loosen the top of the pouch and pour a few spoonfuls of berries into his palm. Then I fill my own. "On the count of three?" (page 344)
Each time Katniss is forced into a certain position, she finds a way to show the Capitol that she is not just an insignificant pawn in their games. These actions also stir up all kinds of emotions in the districts, the very beginning of the rebellion.
The protagonist in this story is Katniss. She volunteers as the District Twelve Tribute in place of her sister. As she prepares for the Hunger Games, Katniss learns that things are really unfair and all the Tributes are just entertainment for Panem, specifically the Capitol. Throughout the Hunger Games, Katniss shows her fearlessness in the way that she was not afriad to die by eating berries at the end of the Hunger Games. When you compare Katniss to Peeta, you see two very different people who both have to survive the Hunger Games. They need each others help in order to do this. Katniss seems a stronger character because she is more up front with her emotions and does not fit in with the crowd. Katniss changes throughout the story becuase she has to deal with the circumstances of the Hunger Games and her feelings for Peeta.
Hunger Games Book 1
is set in a dystopian society in the future, in the country of Panem. This country was created after the "Dark Days" when near disasters of fire, war, storms and droughts destroyed District 13. After this time, Panem wrote the "Treaty of Treason" and established the Hunger Games that were to remind everyone of the terrible times, hoping the "Dark Days" would never be repeated. Most the action takes place in District 12 where Katniss and her family live. This district is a coal-mining community that is very poor. District 12 is surrounded by an electric fence that is to keep people in and animals out. This is very different from the Capitol where there is much wealth and extravagance.
1. "Without thinking, I pull an arrow from my quiver and send it straight at the Gamemakers' table. I hear shouts of alarm as people stumble back. The arrow skewers the apple in the pig's mouth and pins it to the wall behind it. Everyone stares at me in disbelief.
"Thank you for your consideration," I say. Then I give a slight bow and walk straight toward the exit without being dismissed." (page 102)
in place of Prim,
Haymitch, their mentor, on the train to the
The Capitol hosts
the Chariot ride
to introduce the
Katniss becomes known as the
girl on fire.
Peeta and Katniss are at
training center, learning
skills to use
in the arena.
his love for
After 22 tributes
have fallen, Peeta
and Katniss think
they have won,
but the Game-
makers change the rules again.
Peeta and Katniss decide to eat the poison berries together.
Katniss go back
to the Capitol as
Victors and are presented to the citizens of Panem.
Katniss vs. her feelings for Peeta
Another conflict in this book, is an internal one where Katniss struggles with her feelings for Peeta. this is a character versus self type of conflict. The following quotes show how her mind changes from dislike to the need for Peeta.
1. "Why him? I think. Then I try to convince myself it doesn't matter. Peeta Mellark and I are not friends. Not even neighbors. We don't speak. Our only real interaction happened years ago. He's probably forgotten it. But I haven't and I know I never will..." (page 26)
2. "For a moment, the cameras hold on Peeta's downcast eyes as what he says sinks in. Then I can see my face, mouth half open in a mix of surprise and protest, magnified on every screen as I realize. Me! He means me! I press my lips together and stare at the floor, hoping this will conceal the emotions starting to boil up inside of me." (page 133)
3. "I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go." (page 374)
Because of the circumstances of the Hunger Games, Katniss is at first forced to return Peeta's feelings but soon realizes that she does need his support and strength in order to survive. She then struggles with her feelings for Gale from what seems like another lifetime.
I do know a few songs. Believe it or not, there was once music in my house, too. Music I helped make. My father pulled me in with that remarkable voice - but I haven't sung much since he died. Except when Prim is very sick. Then I sing her the same songs she liked as a baby." (page 234)
Music is a big part of my life and I can relate many feelings through music. This text to self example really makes me think of how my family and I use music every day no matter if it is happy or sad or for a celebration or just because.
Back, forth, back, forth!
The tracker jackers begin to buzz and I hear them coming out.
Back, forth, back, forth!
A stabbing pain shoots through my knee and I know one has found me and the others will be honing in.
Back, forth, back, forth.
And just as the knife cuts through, I shove the end of the branch as far away from me as I can." (page 190)
This quote is memorable to me because it shows that you can be spontanious and stand out from the crowd. I like that Katniss is not afraid to do what she wants to make a statement. I can relate to this in a text to world analysis as it shows me to push boundaries and question things that do not seem right or fair.
I can relate to this quote too well (text to self) becuase when I was 5 years old, I went outside while my Dad was mowing the grass. Something had happened and I was asking him if he needed a bandaid. What I didn't know was that there was a bee hive that he had stirred up and they came after me. I ran inside but not before they had gotten in my clothes. When it was all over (which was way too long), I had been stung over 10 times. It was AWFUL!!! I still am afraid of bees!
One of the antagonists in this story is President Snow. He is the overpoweing rules of Panem. He is used to getting his way and if someone does not agree, he has them removed (killed). President Snow is mean to everyone especially those from the Districts and sees the Hunger Games as a puppet show. If he wants to change the situation in the games, he can by telling the Gamemaker to do it. President Snow does not like Katniss from the very first meeting. He feels threated by her and the power that she gives to the Districts even though she does not mean to. Presidents Snow very quickly sees Katniss as the face of the rebellion.