I found it interesting that Katniss compared Rue to a bird and Rue ultimately ended up caged in a net. Katniss was a bystander, as if watching the Hunger Games herself. The Games were created as a reminder to the districts of their powerlessness after their uprising against the Capitol ended in defeat, and it is the children of the districts who are drafted involuntarily into the Games to be killed. While reading The Hunger Games I was actually reminded of The Giver. Throughout this book, the metaphors and symbols enhance the experience for the reader. I am excited to read your work! Like I completely agree with what you said about how everyone has their own idea of what something represents due to their experiences.
In the end she is physically separated from Peeta by a glass wall and can only look on as he struggles for his life. In my opinion I think that both books are a good choice and it depends on the grade level and overall atmosphere of the classroom, The Giver is a much safer choice, but I think that The Hunger Games grabs and holds the audience from the very beginning. In March 2012, Amazon announced that Collins had become the best-selling Kindle author of all time. Katniss remembers where she's seen the girl and thinks she should have helped her instead of watching from her hiding place; it was as if she'd been watching the Hunger Games take place right in front of her that day in the woods and had done nothing to intervene. Katniss says that she's certain the Avox girl and the boy she saw with her were fleeing the Capitol, and when Peeta makes a comment about wanting to leave the Capitol, too, he has to cover it up by sounding as if he's nervous about the Games and just wants to go home, not that he dislikes the Capitol itself. Amazon also revealed that Collins had written 29 of the 100 most highlighted passages in Kindle ebooks—and on a separate Amazon list of recently highlighted passages, Collins had written 17 of the top 20. Peeta saves her, saying that the girl looks just like Delly Cartwright, a chubby girl from their school who doesn't resemble the Avox in the slightest.
Like I also loved the metaphors of Prim and Rue. Rather than commenting on the fictional Panem, it instead comments the real United States in the ways described above, thus offering a valuable criticism of modern culture in the U. In fact, the Hunger Games, unlike the gladiatorial Games which appeased the masses, play a significant role in their dissatisfaction. I think the metaphors and symbols in the book regarding Prim and Rue give us insight into who Katniss is as a person with who she values and what to protect. Katniss says she recognizes the girl who brings the cake. Which is why I think the sisterhood and the connection with Prim and Rou hit me so hard because I have a sister and I know what that bond is like. This book is really neat because they use things that we have in our day to day life and set them up to represent a greater meaning in the book.
As the daughter of a military officer, she and her family were constantly moving. Katniss plays along, though, and the conversation at the table relaxes. It connects Prim and Rue even more to Katniss and it also gives an insight into the roles that Prim and Rue are the ones that she wants to protect a symbol of innocence. Katniss then tried to recreate it by placing the flowers around Rue before she was taken by the hovercraft 237 indicating that she is going to keep fighting the Capitol. She is talking about when members of District 12 come to her mother for medical attention.
In the Games, the Careers demonstrate a pack-like, hive-mind behavior, moving as one to eliminate the other tributes. Despite winning, she has not yet mentally left the Games. Summary and , along with the other tributes, go to the Training Center, where every district has a floor of its own. It is large and plush and full of gadgets meant to make everyday jobs, like showering, picking out clothes, and preparing food, as easy as pushing a button. Peeta's actions at dinner give Katniss another reason to feel indebted to him, and when he asks about the Avox on their way back to their rooms, Katniss decides that telling him won't give him any sort of advantage in the games and it might even help her by making him believe that she sees him as a friend. Collins graduated as a Theater Arts major.
This makes Katniss feel like she needs to watch over her. Venia, Octavia, and Flavius Metaphor Before Katniss meets Cinna, her personal stylist for the Games, she is plucked and manicured by a 3-person prep team composed of Capitol citizens. When they were training Katniss looks over to see Rue she talks about how Rue reminds her of a bird that is about to fly away. It also connects us to Prim and Rue and sees them as a little sister role. Gale and Katniss were hidden. Seeing Rue as a bird about to fly away also gives us a symbol because of the broach that Katniss wears that she got from Prim that has the bird on it. It gives the reader clues and helps the reader connect to the story more in the way that they are able to guess certain situations that are going to happen in the book.
For one, that formula is designed to keep the people content, but the people of Panem are decidedly not content, at least not in the poor districts. Katniss wonders, though, if this is an act, since she's seen Peeta lie so smoothly before. Primrose is a symbol of safety for Katniss throughout the book. As a result of the significant popularity of The Hunger Games books, Collins was named one of Time magazine's most influential people of 2010. Which shows the metaphor that from the moment Katniss thought of Rue as a bird about to fly it was giving us hints at what Rue would be good at in the games. Now, with Peeta in the same situation, she understands that it is the power of love that compels them to do this. Later in the novel, however, the birds come to symbolize a different sort of defiance.
There are several other videos on the from Ms. In addition to using The Hunger Gamesas a way to get students interested in reading, it is also rich with figurative language including similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. It also gives us a big insight on to when Katniss is going to see Rue again since the run into Rue in the games was when Rue was hiding out in the trees. Katniss is continually thinking strategy, but she also wants to confide in someone, particularly Gale, but since Peeta is here with her, she decides he'll do. In the novel, these gladiatorial Games are crossed with reality television to create the Hunger Games.