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The Hunger Games Essay

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The second oldest form of literature after poetry is drama. Dramas have changed a lot over the years. They use to plays that were wrote to be performed in the theater, and now they are mostly written to be performed in a movie or a television show. There are many dramas today that most people would not considered to be drama. Before reading the information in our text book, I thought drama was basically just a story or movie between people who had problems with each other; but that’s not completely true. Dramas can basically be anything that has a hero or dialogue to a certain extent. For this paper, I choose to write about the drama in the movie The Hunger Games. This movie is not just only drama, it is also adventure and sci-fi movie.
The Hunger Games is a movie and a book from the trilogy The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; which also includes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The Hunger Games movie is about how each year there is an annual event called the hunger games. In the hunger games they are two people, one boy and one girl who range from the ages of 12 to 18, who are picked from each of the 12 districts to go fight for their lives and for their district to win. The catch about the annual hunger games, is that there can only be one victor. In this movie, the main character Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawerence) volunteers for her sister Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields), who just turned 12 and this was the first year that her name had been put into the lottery. Katniss knew that her sister could not fight for her life in the games so she volunteered to take her spot, because she knew that she would have a better chance than Primrose to stay alive. When Katniss volunteered for her sister it was such a brave thing and everyone was so surprised by this, especially the Capitol. The Capitol is where all the rich live, and also where the hunger games are organized and planned out each year. The Capitol is basically a totally different world from District 12 where Katniss lives, as well as the other districts. The Capitol is ran by President Snow who is not a very pleasant man. He doesn’t mind Katniss in the beginning but once the games start his opinion changes about her.
Katniss Everdeen was the girl tribute from district 12, and they boy tribute was Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Katniss sort of knew Peeta before the games, but she wasn’t exactly sure because she could never really pen point where she meet him. Come to find out Peeta basically saved her from starvation because he gave her bread from his bakery, after he burnt it on purpose. Once Peeta and Katniss reached the Capitol and came out to show all the people of the Capitol who they were, they were the ones to watch out for. Katniss was known as the girl on fire, and then Peeta surprised everyone when he told the people of the Capitol that he was in love with Katniss; which then labeled both of them as the star crossed lovers of district 12.
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