The Hunger GamesWe are analysing a scene in the Hunger Games where thecharacter ‘Rue’ dies.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ins2kYZqQ&safe=activeStory:• The Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes" – a boy and a girl – are drafted from each of the twelve districts to be brought to an arena to fight to the death.• Katnisss little sister is selected for the Hunger Games, so Katniss volunteers to take her place. Also selected is Peeta Mellark.• They are then rushed to the Capitol, where they undergoes intense training, before being thrust into the arena to fight to become the victor of the 74th annual Hunger Games.• Katniss teams up with Rue, a tiny girl from District 11 who reminds her of her sister Prim.• Rue is killed around this time by one of the Career Tributes. Katniss honours her body by covering it in flowers.
Is it linear? How? Or is it non-linear? How(Does it have flashbacks, flash-forwards, orepisodically) The whole scene is organised in chronological order. Katniss finds District 2 Katniss shots Rue gets shot Rue dies. Rue and releases contestant district 2 by the arrow. her from the net. shots Rue with contestant a bow and with bow and arrow. arrow.
Is it being presented in segments, separated by changes in location or time?No, the whole scene has been shot and set in one place, the camera does notjump between scene’s or cut to new scene’s. Entire scene is shot in Forrest, there are no other scene’s or flashbacks present in the clip.
Is it being broken up or linked by graphics?No graphics are used to separate this scene.
Is there a single narrative (even if differentaspects in this narrative are being shown)?Or are multiple narratives being shown? Single Narrative. Katniss finds District 2 District 2 member is Rue is shot. Rue dies. Rue. member shots at Rue. shot by Katniss.
Are there clear character roles and functions beingestablished, such as a hero or villain?How does their role(s) connect to the narrative? HERO VILLAIN ROLE/REPRESENTATION Pretty young Cold determined expression female. Serious yet inviting facial Old man. expression. THEIR FUNCTION • Create a sense of sympathy. • To show that audience the struggles the hero has to go • Set the clear contrast between the through due to the villain. villain and the hero. • To give the audience someone to be weary of and dislike. CONNECTION TO • Katniss is present throughout the • President Snow is not the clear NARRATIVE movie, she is the clear hero from that villain from the start, you only see start when she takes her younger he is the villain towards the sisters place to entre the games. middle/end of the movie.