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The Hunger Games

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Megan Teheux

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Real or Surreal?
Huge historical background
Event, object or person in the past
Chariots, slavery and the games
The Roman elements
"And so it was decreed that each year, the various districts of Panem would offer up in tribute, one young man and woman to fight to death in pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice."

~ President Snow
The games
Future: collapsed world -> Panem
Districts revolted against Capitol
District 13 wiped off the map
Other 12 districts -> life of fear
To avoid another rebellion: created the Hunger Games

Hunger Games:
-> One male + one female tribute
-> Fight to death in an arena
-> One tribute wins

Latin history:
-> Tribute = taxes
Greek history:
-> Tribute = Athenian
boys & girls sent
into Minotaurs
The games
The games
Ancient Rome
To prevent a rebellion -> organized multiple events
Similarity between ancient Rome and Panem:
-> People fighting for their lives
-> Wealthy people who watch slaves
fighting for their lives

The Roman Games
Panem et Circenses
= Bread and circuses
-> Bread = food and gifts
-> Circuses = Wealthy people
who can only watch
Animals are teleported into the arena, just like in Rome
Chariots -> Opening ceremony

Olympic Games
Resemblance with the Olympic Games
-> Opening ceremony
-> The flames
The empire
Panem ruled by president Snow
Panem = the Capitol
-> Rome: most important
-> Hunger Games: located on top of a
Rome was divided into provinces
-> Resemblance with districts in Panem
The empire
Rome -> appointed governors
Panem -> peacekeepers
Capitals are superior
-> Wealthy & decadent people
-> Each district has a responsibility
Coriolanus Snow = President of Panem
Big resemblance with Roman general Coriolanus
Wanted a dictatorship

President Snow
Katniss's stylist
Rebellious Lucious Cornelius Cinna
He is part of the rebellion party of Panem
Poet Gaius Helvius Cinna -> artistic
Head gamemaker
-> Statesman & philosopher
-> Nero forced him to commit
Hunger Games:
-> Snow also forces him to
commit suicide
Television host
Very popular
Caesar Flickerman
Less important characters
-> Stylist
-> Sister of Octavian

-> Blonde or golden in Latin

Important names in Rome
-> No important meaning in the
Hunger Games
Several main characters
-> various psychological traits
& own personalities
Suzanne Collins
-> Author
-> Shocking reactions
Ancient Rome -> gladiators
Middle Ages -> execution
History repeats itself
The Hunger Games -> TV
Heroic protagonist
Female tribute of district 12
16 years old
Lives in district 12
Most poor district
Peacekeepers -> very lax
Electric fence is not electrified
Katniss Everdeen
Katniss Everdeen
Proficient hunter
Strongest out of the weakest
Hunger game from the start
Very strong & independent
Stubborn, fearless & a hard shell, but a soft core
Katniss volunteers for her sister Prim
The Hunger Games
Extreme, dystopian metafor of real life
Tributes -> current child warriors
They get traumatised
After the Hunger Games -> Flashbacks, nightmares &
distant towards environment
-> typical, psychological syndromes
Male tribute of district 12
Compassionate & good with words
Live interview -> the more you are loved,the
longer you can stay alive
Peeta Mellark
Peeta Mellark
Everybody's darling -> likeable personality
Katniss -> pure business
The head-over-heels-in-love-couple -> highlight of the Capitol
Sentimental, selfless & willing to sacrifice his life for Katniss
Very smart & gets the true essence of the games
" I don't want to be just a piece in their games. I keep wishing I could think of a way to show them, that they don't me."

~ Peeta Mellark

Gale Hawthorne
-> Best friend, hunting partner,
help & support
-> Devoted to her
-> True revolutionist
Hate for the Capitol

Gale Hawthorne
Ideal winning at any cost
Leading figure in the rebellion
New combat tactics
Coriolanus Snow
President of Panem
Cruel & manipulating dictator
Hitler & Stalin
President Snow
President Snow
Obsession with perfection
Self-sacrifice for own advantage
Murders enemies
President Snow
White rose to hide his breath
Controls with fear
A little hope is effective
Roman emperors did the same
America vs Panem
Indirectly in connection
Victory tour
District 11
-> Own speech
-> Population shows victory sign
-> Forbidden by the Capitol
People of Panem -> Puppets or slaves
-> Dictatorship
-> No freedom of speeche
United States of America
Early 1960
Martin Luther King
-> Started a revolution
-> White supremacy
Justice & equality
Black people can speak freely
Kill your opponents
Rich people do not hesitate
Massacres -> American high schools
Their motives aren't clear either
Every tribute has his own skill
Katniss -> perfect hunter & bow and arrow
Peeta -> extremely strong
Rue -> climbing trees
District 1,2 &3: good & strategic thinking
Skills = natural resources in the districts
Good at a certain skill
Trouble -> skills & knowledge: first thing you rely upon
Huge parade -> introduces the tributes
Every tribute has his own designer & mental coach
Perfect & smooth
Symbolizes hapiness & glamour
Katniss -> girl on fire
District 1 -> the richest district of all
USA fairly superficial country
Largest country amount of rich & glamourous
Astrid Bryan -> life to dream of
Fictional vision
First: Roman elements
-> Inspiration for a future nation
Second: Geographical
Third: Television
History repeats itself
• COLLINS, S., The Hunger Games, Scholastic LTD, United Kingdom, 2011, 374 pages.
• ROSS, G., The Hunger Games, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, 2012.
• “Map Hunger Games”, internet, Google Images, (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hunger+games+map&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5sMuU5itKsa2hQfjsYHwBA&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=622#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=zKvN6O8-AC_vUM%253A%3BS8Bi2GNRX4cUzM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fhistorytech.files.wordpress.com%252F2012%252F03%252Fpanem3.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fhistorytech.wordpress.com%252F2012%252F03%252F26%252Fhunger-games-lesson-plans-worksheets-and-handouts%252F%3B1166%3B891)
• “Map USA”, De Boeck, Belgium, 2008
• “Districts”, internet, The Hunger Games-wikia,

Characters”, internet, The Hunger Games-wikia, (www.thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/list_of_characters_in_The_Hunger_Games_trilogy)
• VAN HOOFF, A., Nero & Seneca, Rafael Valls Gallery, London, third print, 2011, 263 pages.
• “Roman Names”, internet, Britannica,
• “Character Katniss”, internet, my Hunger Games,

• “Things to take away from the hunger games”, internet, YouTube, (
• “Opinion Suzanne Collins part 1”, internet, YouTube,
• “Opinion Suzanne Collins part 2”, internet, YouTube,
• “Funny vid about languages “, internet, YouTube,
• “Interview Suzanne Collins”, internet, Scholastic,

“Nero”, internet, Orpheus kijkt om ,
• “Images Katniss, Peeta and Gale”, internet, Capitol couture,
• “Ancient Rome”, internet, Britannica,

“Influences Spartacus”, internet, The Atlantic, (http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/decoding-the-influences-in-hunger-games-from-spartacus-to-survivor/255043/#slide2)
• “Quotes from the book”, COLLINS, S., The Hunger Games, Scholastic LTD, United Kingdom, 2011, 374 pages.
The Hunger Games
The End
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