18 March 14
Romeo and Juliet vs The Hunger Games
Most of you are probably not fighting for the love of your life, against the views of many people, on an island right now. That's not the case for the characters in Romeo and Juliet and The Hunger Games. In The Hunger Games, Katniss's sister Primrose is picked as tribute to be submitted into the games to fight against 11 different districts. Katniiss, who is in District 12 is from a very, very, poor coal-mining district located in the region formerly known as Appalachia.(Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games). Katniss being the caring sister she is, tributes herself to save her sister. She must leave behind her love, Gale. When she leaves him behind, she meets Peeta. Peeta was also picked to be tribute in the games. Katniss finds out that Peeta has feelings for her, and she tries to fight the urge to love him as much as she loved Gale. Throughout the book and the movie you see that she falls for every little thing about him, the only problem is that she may have to kill him to save herself. (Gary Ross, The Hunger Games)
One can compare The Hunger Games to Romeo and Juliet in the sense that they both contain romance. In Romeo and Juliet, they are not allowed to fall in love because their parents are complete enemies. They must fight for each other just as Katniss and Peeta must fight for each other. In The Hunger Games even though the families do not hate each other, there is almost no way they could be together. Katniss and Peeta are out in the wilderness against 11 different districts fighting for their lives, only one person may win. In both stories both couples are referred to as the star-crossed lovers, which is when the stars align for you to find your love. It shouldn't have mattered whose enemy it is, or who cant be together, if you are in love then it shouldn't matter because the stars aligned for you. " From forth the fatal lions of theres two foes. A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life. Whose misadventured piteous overthrows...." (Romeo and Juliet page 483)
Despite the similarities, there are a few...