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The Hunger Games


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This is a presentation that talks about the 2008 novel "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. It presents a description of it, the characters, and its impact since its release.

The Hunger Games

  1. 1. “May the odds be ever in your favor…”
  2. 2. • Introduction • Recognition & Awards • Author • Comments from the • Plot • Characters • Release public • The Hunger Games SAGA • The Hunger Games (Film) • References
  3. 3. • The Hunger Games is a 2008 novel written by Suzanne Collins where a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen narrates the story in Panem that contains a Capitol and 12 Districts that surround it. • Every year, they celebrate the Hunger Games, which is an event where two tributes, male and female, from every District must go to an Arena and fight until there is one survivor.
  4. 4. • That year, Katniss’ sister Prim is selected, but she volunteers in her place. • She goes to the Capitol along with Peeta Mellark, and the story develops where she will have to fight to return home with an environment surrounded by war, friendship, and love…
  5. 5. • The Author of this novel is Suzanne Collins. She was born in August 10th, 1962 in Hartford, Conneticut. She is an American writer and novelist, and it is the author of the bestselling series. • She is married and has two children. She began her professional career writing for children’s television in 1991. Some of her works are The Underland Chronicles, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Year of the Jungle.
  6. 6. • The story starts in Panem’s District 12 with Katniss Everdeen as narrator. After going hunting with Gale, she goes with her mother and sister Prim to the Reaping, since that day the tributes for the Hunger Games are selected. • After Effie Trinket selects a random paper from the girls bowl, she says the name: “Primrose Everdeen”.
  7. 7. • Katniss feels desperate and she runs toward the stage, while being stopped by guards. She then volunteers for Prim. The male Tribute selected is Peeta Mellark, whom Katniss remembers because he once threw a burnt bread to her when she was starving. • They both go to the Capitol and get prepared to go to the Arena. During the opening ceremony, Peeta and she stood out among all the other tributes for their stunning outfits. They get to know the other tributes and see their skills.
  8. 8. • Finally, the day has come and all the tributes are taken to the Arena. In the middle of the place is the Cornucopia, which has a big pile of supplies. By the first day, 12 tributes were killed. • Katniss had ran away, but when she finally saw that the allies found her (districts 1, 2 and 4), and Peeta was with them, who had said that he was in love with her during an interview. She climbed a tree and sleep in it while the allies slept under the tree.
  9. 9. • The next day, she saw Rue (District 11) on a tree that was trying to show her a nest of tracker jackers that was above. Katniss threw the nest to the allies and ran away but she had been stung by them also. • Rue took care of her when she was unconscious. Rue and Katniss ally and destroy the supplies of the other allies. Rue is later killed by the tribute from District 1.
  10. 10. • Katniss later finds Peeta, when a rule changed, allowing two tributes from the same districts as winners. He was wounded by Cato in the leg, while he was trying to protect Katniss. • They hide in a cave and Katniss acts more romantic with him since they are “The tragic lovers”, and she is following orders from Haymitch. • After knocking Peeta out with a special syrup, she goes to get the medicine for Peeta at the Cornucopia sent by the Capitol. When she grabs the bag, she is attacked by another female tribute.
  11. 11. • Katniss is saved by Thresh from District 11. She goes back with Peeta and gives him the medicine. After staying in the cave for days because of the rain, they finally go out in search of food. • Peeta accidentally collected some poisonous berries that Foxface (District 5) ate and died. They realize that Cato killed Thresh, and it is now in search of them.
  12. 12. • Later, they saw Cato being chased by great creatures that Katniss realizes that are the dead tributes converted into huge wolves. • They all climb to the Cornucopia and Cato grabs Peeta. Finally, Katniss shoots Cato in the hand and Peeta throws him to the creatures. • Another announcement is made, and it said that there can only be one winner. Katniss takes puts out the berries and gives half to Peeta.
  13. 13. • Just as they are about to commit suicide, they are declared the winners of the 74th Hunger Games. They both are kept in the Training Center until they recover. Then, Haymitch tells Katniss that she is in danger because of her act of defiance unless she convinces the public that she was so afraid of losing Peeta. • After the last interview, Haymitch tells her that she did great, and Peeta wonders what he means. Katniss then explains everything and Peeta feels hurt and destroyed.
  14. 14. • When they arrived to the District 12, they both hold hands and say: “One last time? For the audience?” as they both prepare for the cameras.
  15. 15. • 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is the principal character and narrator of the Hunger Games saga. She lives in Panem’s 12th district with her mother, and her sister Primrose “Prim” Everdeen. • She offers herself as a tribute in the 74th Hunger games after Primrose was elected as a tribute for their district along with Peeta Mellark. She has supported her family since her father died.
  16. 16. • 16-year-old Peeta Mellark, son of a baker that helped Katniss during a rough time, is a tribute from District 12 for the 74th Hunger Games. • He has been in love with Katniss since the first time he saw her. His greatest ability is his strength. He is very kind and does everything to protect Katniss.
  17. 17. • 18-year-old Gale is Katniss’ best friend and hunting partner. He is the head of his family since his father died in a mine explosion. • He lives in district 12 and usually goes hunting along with Katniss to get food (illegally) to support his family. He hates the laws of the Capitol and is against it.
  18. 18. • Haymitch is the drunk mentor of the tributes of District 12 in the Hunger Games. He is the survivor and winner of the 50th Hunger Games. • After having some conflicts with Katniss and Peeta, he decides he will do everything to maintain them alive during the Arena.
  19. 19. • She is the escort that was assigned for District 12. She always shows her enthusiasm for the Hunger Games, and has a Capitol accent that Peeta and Katniss make fun of. • She likes to be very punctual and she organizes every event of the District 12 tributes. She wears very fancy and colorful clothes.
  20. 20. • Cinna is the assigned stylist for Katniss in this year’s Hunger Games. He is different from the other stylists, and he only wears very little make up and his golden eyeliner. • He develops a very deep friendship with Katniss, and creates stunning dresses for her, making the public call her “The Girl on Fire”.
  21. 21. • She is the 11-year-old girl that is tribute from District 11. She reminds Katniss of her little sister Prim. Her greatest ability is to jump from tree to tree. She loves music and mockingjays. • During the time in the Arena, Rue allies with Katniss and takes care of her when she is wounded, but she is later killed by the tribute from District 1.
  22. 22. • He was a tribute from District 2 on the 74th Hunger Games. He trained for his entire life for that event, and during the time on the Arena, he formed an allie with Districts 1 and 4. • He is really violent and it is the principal enemy of Katniss.
  23. 23. • The Hunger Games Novel was released in:
  24. 24. • Based on the Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games Film was released in March 2012. It was directed by Gary Ross. The development of the film began in 2009. It was produced by Nina Jacobson and John Kilik.
  27. 27. • "[A] plot-driven blend of suspense, science fiction, and romance." • --USAToday • "The plot is front and center here—the twists and turns are addictive, particularly when the romantic subplot ups the ante—yet the Capitol’s oppression and exploitation of the districts always simmers just below the surface, waiting to be more fully explored in future volumes. Collins has written a compulsively readable blend of science fiction, survival story, unlikely romance, and social commentary." • --Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW
  28. 28. • "...brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced...a futuristic novel every bit as good and as allegorically rich as Scott Westerfeld's 'Uglies' books." • --The New YorkTimes, John Green • “...enthralling, imaginative and creepy...” • --Los Angeles Times • "Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like "Survivor" and "American Gladiator." • --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
  29. 29. • "Populated by three dimensional characters, this is a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance." • --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW • "[A] stylish postmodern 'Lost' in direct collision with 'Lord of the Flies.'" • --The Wall Street Journal, Katie Roiphe • "Themes of government control, "big brother," and personal independence are explored amidst a thrilling adventure that will appeal to science fiction, survival, and adventure readers. The suspense of this powerful novel will keep the reader glued to the page long after bedtime." • --VOYA, Deborah L. Dubois
  30. 30. • The Hunger Games SAGA contains three books:
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