Title-The Hunger Games
The protagonist of this story,Katniss, is a sixteen year old girl whom attends a secondary school somewhere amidst the coal mines of District 12. She’s quiet,humble, kind and is generally liked by District 12′s residents. She is also an excellent hunter, archer, and trapper, skilled just like her late father. Katniss loves her little sister Prim more than anything in the world and when Prim gets selected as a tribute to represent District 12 in the Hunger Games, Katniss,without any hesitation,takes her sister’s place in this mere death sentence.
While reading this book, I discovered that it possessed similarities to another book that I have read before, The Giver. The reason being for this is because both societies in these two stories were portrayed as futuristic societies where every district has their own specific input to the Capitol. Another significant similarity is the sacrifice of the innocent; whereas in The Giver some children were sacrificed solely because of who they are and in The Hunger Games faultless children were placed for bets in The Hunger Games, the sacrifice in these books had the same intention-To obtain a stable and organized society.
I wouldn’t say that I hated this book, nor would I say that I loved it either. If somebody asked me my opinion on this book, I would reply simply and say, “It’s contents are just too faraway for me to give an answer.” I think that there is quite a substantial difference between fantasy and realistic fiction whereas this book has fallen right in the middle of the two. The time period that would fully rely on this system of society that is illustrated in this book is just too faraway to be true.
Even though China is a communist country I wouldn’t say it plays real communism. A real communist country is a country like that in The Giver and The Hunger Games, where everything is owned by the government and everybody just worked for the government. My Chinese teachers always described China’s dream to become a fully communist country like communism was some sort of paradise and even at first I thought that becoming fully communist would be a good idea to lead into an orderly society however now that I come to think of it, it would just crunch away peoples hearts(and people’s love for facebook and youtube).
Even though this story had the same moral as The Giver, unlike The Giver, it has failed to express it out clearly to the reader. The ending was too predictable for it didn’t leave me with questions, in fact, it just chucked a big fat and oily answer in my very eyes. In fact,I had to rub out all the greasy oil before I could see clearly.
Does an organized society always lead to a happy society?
The Capitol-”Only one person is aloud to survive the annual hunger games.”
Peeta-”Nahh” *kisses Katniss.* “I’ve loved you for 10 years!”
Crowd-”Love overpowers all!”
The Capitol-”= =” *Fine make that two*
Whereas the earth’s crust is whittled by violence, people’s hearts are sculptured by love.
The society needs to be owned by the people, and the government needs to remain empty-handed while leading it.