|Quote or paragraph||Topic:||Why I chose this paragraph|
|“It’s a short ride from the Justice Building to the train station. I’ve never been in a car before. Rarely even ridden in wagons”||Theme||The theme in The Hunger Games is of course survival. But I think it’s also power & differences. The capitol has so much power over the districts. The fact that Katniss has never ridden a car before shows the differences between the districts themselves and the Capitol.It’s the same in the world today, some places people live a happy life with everything they could imagine, other places people fight every day just to be able to live one more day.|
|“He tells of the history of Panem, the country that rose up out of the ashes of a place that was once called North America. He lists the disasters, the droughts, the storms, the fires, the encroaching seas that swallowed up so much of the land, the brutal war for what little sustenance remained. The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens. Then came the Dark Days, the uprising of the districts against the Capitol. Twelve were defeated, the thirteenth obliterated. The Treaty of Treason gave us the new laws to guarantee peace and, as our yearly reminder that the Dark Days must never be repeated, it gave us the Hunger Games. The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twentyfour tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins.”||Setting||This paragraph is rather long, it does, however, show the setting in The Hunger Games. The book takes place in the country of Panem. Katniss and her family lives in District 12. I also like why the games take place. Think if that was the scenario in a country in today’s world! That would be serious.This paragraph also shows the power that the Capitol has. And as I stated in the cell over: the power differences are huge.
Lastly think about this: People in this country (Panem) enjoy looking at other people killing. Think about that!
|“Prim!” The strangled cry comes out of my throat, and my muscles begin to move again. “Prim!” I don’t need to shove through the crowd. The other kids make way immediately allowing me a straight path to the stage. I reach her just as she is about to mount the steps. With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me.“I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!”||Plot||I chose this paragraph because it is the start of the whole plot. I like that Suzanne Collins chose to write it this way; that Katniss volunteer for her sister. That way she does something more out of the raping.|
|“When I am done with instructions about fuel, and trading, and staying in school, I turn to my mother and grip her arm, hard. “Listen to me. Are you listening to me?” She nods, alarmed by my intensity. She must know what’s coming. “You can’t leave again,” I say.My mother’s eyes find the floor. “I know. I won’t. I couldn’t help what—”“Well, you have to help it this time”“You can’t clock out and leave Prim on her own. There’s no me now to keep you both alive. It doesn’t matter what happens. Whatever you see on the screen. You have to promise me you’ll fight through it!” My voice has risen to a shout. In it is all the anger, all the fear I felt at her abandonment.”||Character Development||Ok, this is from the start of the book and it’s not really a development within the story but I think it shows what kind of person Katniss is. She has to take care of her family since her mom went into a depression after her husband died. Therefore Katniss had to take care of Prim and herself. This paragraph shows that she has more “power” than her mom. This also shows that Katniss is more mature than the other people at her age.During the book she evolves, she learns to respect more and socially she “develops more”.|
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I really liked working with this task, but I have to say it’s really hard to find excerpts – there are so many to choose from! Hopefully I gave you a little peek at The Hunger Games and I made you want to read the book.
I think the book was a good read! Albeit I’m not a reader, I found this book to be really interesting. The difference in the society in the book is somewhat the same as the society in this world. The grammar and words in the book is not too hard: everyone that can read and use a dictionary will have no problem to read this book. The story itself is overall good, although it’s a little bit too much “fantasy” for me. It’s not really that much, but I think the story is not something that I can relate to. There’s nothing like this in the world today, and I like stories that is more real.
BUT! Do not take my word for it, read it yourself and make up your own mind.
If you do not like the story for the same reason I do, read this book: Zero Option, by Chris Ryan
Now you’ll have to excuse me, I’m going to watch the movie!
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I’ve looked into this, it was a server issue with my hosting provider – GoDaddy. No worries though! It has been resolved, and should not happen again!