Presentation on theme: "Suzanne Collins “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” ~ Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games."— Presentation transcript:
Suzanne Collins “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” ~ Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
THE HUNGER GAMES Katniss Everdeen- Adaptable, impoverished –teenager- District 12 Post Apocalyptic- Society – Dystopian Survival of the fittest-- Grueling Game Forced to fight to the death Ironic event- leads to -volunteer as tribute Peeta, fellow tribute/ past connection Separation from her family and friends
THE CAPITOL The Capitol- totalitarian government Eternally punish district citizens for rebellion- 74 years ago Propagate barbaric, violent game for entertainment- broadcasts live to Panem The Hunger Games- reminder of rebellion and deterrent for future uprisings Rises to challenge- takes moral high ground-survivor Katniss outsmarts competition Forms alliances- Peeta/Rue Beats the Capitol at their own game Katniss prevails but may be forced to pay a price for her victory
About the Author Message: Desensitization to violence should not be acceptable in our society.
Biography SUZANNE COLLINS Birthday: August 10, 1962 Youngest of 4 children Moved a lot as a child Father in Air Force- traveled a lot- talked about war Graduated from Indiana University Extremely private- has two kids- married to Cap Pryor
Career Highlights Writer for children’s TV shows Underland Chronicles NY Times Best Seller Published The Hunger Games trilogy 2008, 2009, 2010 Sold more than 50 million print and electronic copies of The Hunger Games The Hunger Games made into movie- 2012
Connections Suzanne Collins Troubled by desensitization of violence/ entertainment “Theseus and the Minotaur” Roman Gladiator fights Collins is private and introverted Family is important Hunger Games The violent Hunger Games were broadcast live for Panem to see Fan of Ancient Greek mythology for plot Tributes fight to the death Katniss mostly keeps to herself Family is central
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Notes Slide 2: The main character Katniss Everdeen is an adaptable, impoverished, teenager who lives in District 12. District 12 is part of Panem, a post apocalyptic society that was created after natural disaster destroyed North American. In this society, they have a survival of the fittest game called the Hunger Games, where children are forced to fight to the death in order to…