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English: The Hunger Games
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In this interview Collins discusses mythology, world building and character development.
Film: The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Video: Suzanne Collins Interview
Suzanne Collins talks about her classical inspiration for The Hunger Games trilogy.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the bestselling dystopian trilogy about Katniss Everdeen, a girl who voluntarily takes her sister's place in her totalitarian society's deadly annual games and, in her determination to survive and to save Peeta, her on and off lover, unwittingly becomes the symbol of her population's rebellion.
Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. This book draws on some of history's most engaging philosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story and its themes, such as sacrifice, altruism, moral choice, and gender. It gives you new insights into The Hunger Games series and its key characters, plot lines, and ideas. It also examines important themes such as the state of nature, war, celebrity, authenticity, and social class. An essential companion for Hunger Games fans, this book will take you deeper into the dystopic world of Panem and into the minds and motivations of those who occupy it.
In The Girl Who Was on Fire, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of The Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is.