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Hunger Games


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Hunger Games

  1. 1. Suzanne CollinsLiterature Circle 3
  2. 2. SUZANNE COLLINS• Since 1991, Suzanne has been writing for children’s television.• While working on Kids WB, she met an author who convinced her to start writing books.• She first wrote The Underland Chronicles, a five-part war/fantasy series. Then she wrote The Hunger Games trilogy. (“Biography” 2011)
  3. 3. PANEM• The Hunger Games takes place in the nation of Panem, which are the ruins of what once was North America.• Pamen is made up of a Capitol surrounded by twelve districts.
  4. 4. DISTRICT TWELVE• Katniss’, Peeta’s, and Gale’s home• Produces coal• Poorest, most starving district• “District 12. Where you can starve to death in comfort.” – Katniess, pg. 6
  5. 5. THE CAPITAL• Flashy, rich, shallow• Strange fashion – painted skin, rainbow hair• Obsessed with entertainment• Technology & food
  6. 6. REALITY TV• Used by the Capital: – As a method of entertainment – As a method of manipulation – As a declaration of power – Connection to today’s reality TV? (Wilson 2010)
  7. 7. THE GAMES• Each year, the capital selects one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts to participate in the Hunger Games.• “Tributes” – ages 12-18• The games consist of all the tributes being placed in an arena and fighting to the death.• The last tribute standing wins!
  8. 8. KATNISS• The sixteen year-old heroine of the story.• She resides with her mother and sister, Prim, in District 12 of Panem.• She volunteers to be the female tribute for District 12 in the Hunger Games in place of her sister.
  9. 9. GALE• Katniss’s best friend.• He and Katniss often leave the district to hunt. Since both of their fathers have died, this is how they provide for their families.• He is secretly in love with Katniss.
  10. 10. PEETA• The male tribute from District 12 in the Games.• Peeta’s family own a bakery in District 12, and he loves to bake.• He is in love with Katniss.
  11. 11. RUE• Rue is the female tribute from District 11, the agriculture district.• Rue is the youngest tribute in the Hunger Games.• Rue and Katniss form an alliance in the games in hope that they will both survive longer.
  12. 12. THEMES• Survival• Love• Society & Class• Power
  13. 13. The Hunger Game• Can I Get 2 Lovely Tributes?• The Rules: – Tributes will see the question, the answers and the first tribute to raise their hand and answer will win the round. – Best 2 of 3 rounds wins! – The winner is crowned grand champion and will receive a (delicious) prize
  14. 14. The Hunger Game• In which Tribute did Katniss bestow the most trust during the Hunger Games, besides Peeta? A) Gale B) Fox Face C) Rue D) Prim
  15. 15. The Hunger Game• What was District 12 known for producing? A) Grain B) Gold C) Coal D) Vegetables
  16. 16. The Hunger Game• What is one thing that the Capital is not fixated on? A) Flashy Cars B) Strange Fashion C) Obsessed with Entertainment D) High Class Food
  17. 17. Further reading
  18. 18. March 23, 2012
  19. 19. Works Cited• “Biography.” Suzanne Collins, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.• Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print.• “The Hunger Games.” Scholastic, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.• “The Hunger Games Themes.” Schmoop. N.p., 11/11/2011. Web. 15 Nov 2011.•,• Wilson, Leah. The Girl Who Was on Fire. 1st ed. Dallas, Texas: Benbella Books, 2010. Print.