Themes In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

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“I have always known who the enemy is. Who starves and tortures and kills us in the arena. Who will soon kill everyone I know.” (Catching Fire, Collins) In the film The Hunger games: Catching fire by Suzanne Collins, main characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have luckily won the Hunger games and are required to take a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, and president snow is planning their collapse during the set up for the Quarter Quell, which only happens every twenty five years in commemoration of the Capitol’s victory over the districts. Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means risking her own life, she will rebel against them and create her own plan. This story has really brought out many themes including love, rebellion,…show more content…
They are both given cards with speeches already prepared for them but instead they decided to say what they wanted. When it’s Katniss turn to give her speech, she sees rue’s family really devastated by her loss. She apologizes to the family for not being able to save her. An old African American guy raises his three fingers up and whistles in agreement with what Katniss had to say. The government immediately goes for him in front of the crowd. They take Katniss and Peeta inside and as the door closes they shoot the old man in the head just because he disobeyed the laws of the capitol and expressed his freedom of speech by doing that sign and whistle. Meanwhile, Haymitch is telling Katniss and Peeta that they have no wait out of this; every year will be the same. “From now on, your job is to be a distraction so people forget what the real problems are” (The Hunger Games: Catching fire, Suzanne Collins) this scene in the movie is important because it really shows how much control the government has over the people. The government has rules and if they don’t follow it they are immediately executed. They can’t express what they feel or think because it is going against the…show more content…
The capital enforces rules as in nobody is permitted to leave their district unless it’s for the hunger games. In order for this rule to be enforced they built fences around the districts to keep the people inside and anyone else from coming in. The capitol uses each district for its assets; they work the citizens to the bone, and just take those resources from them for very little pay, especially in district 12. Then there’s the hunger game which the capitol forces twenty – four children to participate in every year. "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 twenty-four tributes will be incarcerated in an enormous 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." (Katniss Everdeen, Hunger games) If you are a boy or girl between the ages of 12 and 18, you are required by the Capitol to be entered into the draw for the reaping, and you have got to contribute in the Hunger Games. The only way out is if anyone else volunteers to take your place like Katniss did for her sister

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