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Catching Fire Extra Credit for English

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Abby McMillan

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Transcript of Catching Fire Extra Credit for English

Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift
Sources


- http://www.shmoop.com/catching-fire/summary.html
- http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Catching_Fire
- http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Catching-Fire/Suzanne-Collins/9780439023498
- http://books.google.com/books/about/Catching_Fire_The_Second_Book_of_the_Hun.html?id=FN5wMOZKTYMC
- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/catching-fire-suzanne-collins/1100296850
- http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/11/22/hunger-games-catching-fire-review-hitting-its-marks-and-little-else
- http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/hunger-games-catching-fire-review-sequel-delivers-to-loyal-fans-of-the-book-20131811
- http://www.starpulse.com/Movies/Hunger_Games:_Catching_Fire,_The/News/
- http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/comparing-catching-fire-movie-to-book.html
Issues and Themes
This song was actually written by Taylor Swift specifically for The Hunger Games. The lyrics evoke so much emotion about the struggle of not only the tributes fighting for their lives, but for the families at home watching the television in horror.
News Articles
- http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/11/22/hunger-games-catching-fire-review-hitting-its-marks-and-little-else
- http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/hunger-games-catching-fire-review-sequel-delivers-to-loyal-fans-of-the-book-20131811
- http://www.starpulse.com/Movies/Hunger_Games:_Catching_Fire,_The/News/
- http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/comparing-catching-fire-movie-to-book.html
One of the main issues in
Catching Fire
is the imbalance of power. The Capitol has managed to make it clear that the authority lies in their hands, and the games are a constant reminder of their rule and control. Because of this, people lack the ability to make their own decisions and proper judgement because the Capital voluntarily does it for them.

I think an important theme I have taken away from the book is to stand up for what you believe in to ensure that nobody's opinions are ever silenced.
Summary
Katniss Everdeen, the brave volunteer female tribute from District 12, will always be remembered for her demonstration of courage in volunteering for her sister in the first games, and surviving the terrors of the arena along with her "lover boy," Peeta. Just when she thought she could finally return safely to her normal lifestyle and family, President Snow makes an announcement that astounds the citizens of the districts. He declares that the commencing of the 75th Annual Hunger Games will be different than any other. One boy and girl tribute from each district who was a winning victor from previous games are forced to yet again fight to death in the arena. Since Katniss is the only surviving female tribute that District 12 has to offer, there is no choice but for Katniss to enter the heinous games once again. Meanwhile, there are whispers of rebellion throughout the districts. Citizens are recognizing Katniss' brave actions from the games, and they begin to realize the outrageous amount of control the Capitol has over the people. Subsequently, it is time for Katniss to enter the games. She is bombarded with poisonous fog, man-eating monkeys, giant tsunami waves, and more. Read the book to find out what happens next!
Catching Fire
- Katniss Everdeen is the stabalizing rock of the family. She risks her life everyday to hunt and forage food for her starving family. She can be described as a brave, determined, courageous, and caring individual who will stop at nothing to ensure that the Capitol is brought down in favor of the people.
- Peeta Mellark is the boy tribute of District 12. The majority of the people who read this trilogy develop a strong connection to Peeta's character because of his charismatic personality and devotion to Katniss, even though he knows Katniss truly has an interest in Gale, her best friend from the District. He perseveres through his lack of family support, and cares for all of his friends with a "big brother" demeanor.
- Gale is Katniss' best friend and will forever remain that way. They secretly hunt together in the woods of the district and care for each others' starving, struggling families. Once again, readers develop a strong connection with this character because of his balance of strong yet passionate personality.

Each of these main characters despise the Capitol.

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Through Suzanne Collins' incredibly thrilling sequel Catching Fire, readers will be sent on a perpetual ever changing roller coaster ride of arousing events that prevents you from ever putting the book down. I highly recommend this incredible novel!
By Abby McMillan
Here are some links to articles that will further your knowledge about the book, and give you some opinions about the comparison to the newly released movie!
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