Obviously, this system discriminates against poorer citizens who need the extra resources and hence make themselves more likely tributes. The fact that the reaping takes place in front of the Justice Building is hypocritical, since the Hunger Games are anything but just—they favor wealthier districts and demonstrate how much control the Capitol has over the districts. Though gladiator fights are often portrayed as heroic in our popular entertainments, the truth is they were horrific and violent events, where lower rungs of society were put in a ring to battle to the death while thousands of people watched complacently, unaware of the ironic separation between the great civilization of Rome and the uncivilized brutality they were sponsoring. She meets her friend Gale in the woods. It also shows us how self-reliant Katniss is, Gale being very much a partner and an equal, even though he is older than her.
Great idea Mood, and a great way of highlighting for our own work! This chapter provides the history of Panem, the districts, and the Capitol, and establishes the discordant relationship that exists between the rulers and the ruled. Materials are produced by a working class, but are then appropriated by a higher authority. When the remaining tributes go to the Cornucopia, she throws a knife at Katniss. I really enjoyed Battle Royale. This is very much the case in the Hunger Games, where the games have the air of an extremely popular reality television show. Later, she saw Peeta at the same time that she saw the first dandelion of spring. Katniss and Prim embrace, and Gale has to pull Prim away from Katniss.
They have to provide for their families. Katniss returns home, and after she gets ready, goes with her mother and Prim to the town square. They make me feel down. The chariots arrive at President Snow's mansion for his speech. Half the strawberries are taken to the mayor's house to sell. The last remaining hairs are plucked clean by her prep team Octavia, Flavius, and the aforementioned Venia - all decked out with crazy hair and dyed skin , and they call in her head stylist, Cinna. In the square, children are roped off from their families, another division that would make it harder for a district to rise up and rebel during a reaping.
The chance of her name being drawn is very slim compare to those of us who live in the Seam. The social class divisions are extreme in Panem. Like, how her make up looks for the audience. Chapters 1—3 Summary: Chapter 1 Katniss Everdeen, who tells her story in the first person, wakes up. Instead, she takes the skills that she learned from her father, including the ability to use a bow and arrow to hunt, and uses them to help provide for her family. There has to be some major cliffhangers to keep me reading above all else.
Yet more marvellous insights from you. It starts were Haymitch throws up everywhere and Katniss and Peeta decide to carry him back to his room. He reveals that he asked specifically for District 12. By giving their outing the appearance of a celebration, Gale and Katniss are protecting themselves from the reality that two people in District 12 will be sent to their probable deaths later that day. Conclusion This action filled science fiction novel reveals a sadistic state of a dystopia world. Fences, wild animals, restrictions, lack of food, and a special event later in the day.
At age thirteen, the name is entered twice. Katniss can see on the jumbo-tron that she and Peeta are getting lots of screen time. Katniss forces herself not to consider any romantic feelings for Gale, though the reader sees right away that this is somewhat disingenuous. However, Panem uses a system wherein children can enter their names extra times in exchange for tesserae, vouchers for a year's worth of meager grain and oil. So I'm going to save this post and read it after I've read that first chapter. Though the full details of the society are not revealed until later in the chapter, it's useful to understand them.
Katniss thinks about her interaction with Peeta years earlier. There is a definite sense of foreboding about it, some bitterness and lots of sarcasm. It is not accident that the social mobility we associate with the United States has been traded for what resembles a medieval guild system, where children have no choice but to enter the occupation of their parents. They met in the woods when Katniss was twelve and Gale was fourteen, and it took a long time before they trusted each other enough to start working as a team. Prim has been mentioned throughout the chapter so we know her, and we know how Katniss feels about her. However, she has quashed both her emotional responses to her totalitarian society as well as her childish identity so that she can maintain the hardness necessary to be an effective hunter and provider. The whole sorting out of true feelings angle is quite emphatically where the theme is at.
A volunteer is allowed to take the place of the person whose name is drawn, but this never happens in District 12. Instead of waking her family, Katniss heads out to hunt, introducing her reader to her surroundings as she does. . Gale has brought a loaf of real bakery bread to share on the morning of reaping day, and he and Katniss make a meal out of the bread, goat cheese, and blackberries from surrounding bushes. One of these is , who enjoys their strawberries. But it was done is fairly subtle manner.
The crowd loves the outfits - and they cheer accordingly. They trade there with and others for some bread, salt, and paraffin. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. She demonstrated her love and willingness to fight for her loved ones throughout the book; first when she volunteered to offer herself in place of her sister as the tribute and again with Peeta and Rue during the games. I especially detest the constant threat of death and running for your life kinda feeling. Basically we know from the blurb Kat is going to the games, the twist of her sisters name being picked is great - except two seconds later Kat has volunteered and hey ho. And finally, the most severe indicator of class divisions in Panem is the use of tesserae, the system of trading extra entries in the lottery for food supplies.