The Hunger Games includes a HUGE dystopian theme. After an uprising in the nation of Panem, to maintain control and to show the Capitol is stronger, the Hunger Games were established. The Hunger Games series is through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. From living in the poor District 12, losing many allies in the actual games, having her lover hijacked, and becoming the symbol of the rebellion, The Hunger Games series is full of action. But, actually, there is much more to the story. Here I present: Reasons I Love THE HUNGER GAMES.
THE REBELLION: The Rebellion serves as a big moment in the book. From when Katniss and President Snow talk about the goals of the Victory Tour or when Katniss delivers her famous, "If We Burn," speech, the hint of the rebellion spreads and spreads, and in Mockingjay, we see the rebellion in full force. It is such a powerful and emotional rebellion, but a very, very amazing one. The image below is of Peacekeepers in District 7.
THE CHARACTERS: From Peeta to Prim to Cinna to (ugh) President Snow, The Hunger Games series is full of many different characters who are just full of different qualities and each have their own place in the story. The characters in this story are simply amazing (even if we don't like them) and are a big part of the series. The scene below is of Boggs watching Katniss in District 8.
THE ACTION. While there is much more than action in the films and books, it does play a big part in the story. I personally love it. I think there is just the right amount of action. While sometimes the actions take away our favorite characters or makes huge impacts on the story, the action moves the story along and shines light on different places in the story. The scene below is of Katniss running away from fire.
THE EMOTION. Selecting the picture below made me tear up, as it was one of the scenes in The Hunger Games that made me cry. Throughout the whole series, there is plenty of emotion. I personally like the emotion, because it brings me closer to the series. There were very emotional scenes in the movies and books, and they all help make the series better. The scene below is of Rue and Katniss.
THE COMEDY. As a high school gift, a older sister figure gave me a journal where I should write every inspirational quote that I've ever heard before. One of the quotes was from Mockingjay and included dialogue from Boggs.
"Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear." - Boggs, Mockingjay
This quote has taught me one thing: even in the worst cases, a little fun can be used to change the flow of things. Something I think The Hunger Games series included very well was humor, even in a sense of rebellion or the games. It helps the character flow, and puts a smile on the readers'/viewers' faces.
You know what could use a revolution? That hair. - Effie Trinket
THE BOOKS AND THE MOVIES CONNECTION. The movies, amazingly, stay in connection with the books. It's truly wonderful to see my favorite scenes on the big screen! Even though, the differences, like adding Effie into District 13, add much more fun into the film. The differences are so interesting and are one of the reasons I love seeing the films. The picture below is of 'Snow's Speech,' from the beginning of Mockingjay - Part 1.
THE SUSPENSE. I find it so amazing when re-reading the series or watching the movies that I still feel suspense in my heart. Even though I know what is going to happen, I still am surprised! The scene below is of Katniss and Peeta at the Presidential Ball in Catching Fire, right before President Snow reveals if Katniss convinced him.
KATNISS. Katniss is such an amazing character in the series and she really, really makes a long way in her life over the course of these three books.
Last but not least.... THE MESSAGE. Each book in the series delivers a message of it's own, which is why the taglines for each of the movies is a big deal to fans of The Hunger Games. Here's what we make out of it:
The Hunger Games: Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
Catching Fire: A spark is all that it takes for an inferno to grow.
Mockingjay: The courage of one can change the world
Each book has a powerful message, and the series itself does as well. It really does show an amazing story and we can't wait for MOCKINGJAY - PART 2!
This article was written by Life in District 13, at the HUNGER GAMES fansite.