”The Hunger Game” by Suzanne Collins Essay
”The Hunger Game” by Suzanne Collins
The novel The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins. This novel talks about 12 districts that are controlled by the Capitol and the Capitol created The Hunger Games to remind people of the districts about dark day. In the novel, the most prevalent tones are sadness and anger. The Capitol provides 12 districts a dark life, and it also sets a cruel game for the people. All the time, tributes are forced to do something that they do not want to do. Capitol provides 12 districts a dark life. First of all , there is not enough food to feed people, so they have to hunt in the woods, but this is not allowed for anyone. For example, “Most of the peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few of us who hunt because they are as hungry for fresh meat as any body is.” （P5 Collins）As the leader of 12 districts, of course the Capitol should provide them a good life, but in fact they are just thinking about themself and do not give their citizens enough food . To support citizens’ life ,these people aret forced to do some things that are not allowed. So people will be happy with a comfortable life，and If the life for them is struggle，then that would be very sad.
Secondly，there is a lot of cruel rules for people. For instance，“My father could have made good money selling them，but if the officials found out he would have been publicly executed for inciting rebellion.”（P5 Collins）People need weapons to protect themself in such a dangerous districts. However it is not allowed. the Capitol should not kill people who owns weapons，because that person may have not done anything. So the rule that weapons are not allowed is so sad for the citizens of Panem. Finally, There is not enough electricity for people,“ But since we are lucky to get two or there hours of electricity in the evening.”(P4-5 Collins) Electricity is very important for living, but the Capitol just gives a few hours of electricity to their citizens, this may bring about bad effect to people’s life. So a life without electricity would be very sad. In conclusion, the life that capitol gives to 12 districts is dark and sad. The Capitol created a cruel game to make tributes from 12 districts kill each other.
First of all, The Hunger Games breaks many warm families. In detail, each year, there will be two young children chosen from each district, and at the end, there will be just one tribute left, and other will have died. A child is very important to a family ,but in the game , they are just entertainment tools. At the end of the Games most families of these tributes will lose their child. So the game is so cruel to citizens. In addition, in this game, the tributes’ life are meaningless，this game is just to make the people merry in the Capitol. As proof, people in the Capitol do not mind tributes die or not, they just enjoy this game , and the Capitol wants make more fun from this game. A life for person is priceless, but capitol just make tributes kill each other. In The Hunger Game ,these tributes are just tools that make the audience happy， so they are being ignored. This is so cruel to the people. Finally, in the Games,the gamemakers give the tributes hope that two tributes from the same district would both be the winner,but the Capitol destroyed it at the end. More exactly, “Under the new rule，both form the same district will be declared winners if they are the last two alive , Greeting to the contestants of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games. The earlier revision has been revoked.
Closer examination of the rule book has disclosed that only one winner may be allowed.” (P342 Collins) Two people from same district might have mutual feelings with each other，so the new rule for them is pretty good，this is a good hope for them，and they can be a team,but at the end, the another new rule is asking two persons that have already formed an alliance kill each other，that is so cruel for these two people. So what the gamemakers did would make tributes so angry. In conclusion，the rules that the Capitol gives to tributes are so cruel. All the time，the tributes are forced to do something that they don’t want to do. First of all, Katniss was asked to fall in love with Peeta. In detail, Haymitch wants Katniss and Peeta to get more help from the audience, so he asked Katniss and Peeta to fall in love with each other. Katniss knows that other tributes will be her enemy in the game, include Peeta. So she tries to be far away from Peeta, but she just wants to get some help in the game, Haymitch asks her to fall in love with her enemy, and Katniss is so angry about this. Secondly, in the Games, Katniss wants to keep away from the other tributes, but to make more fun, the gamemakers make more danger to try to put all tributes together.
For example, the gamemakers are afraid Katniss would not meet another tribute, so they don’t mind whether Katniss dies and they make a fire to change Katniss’s direction. This game is making the tributes fight by their own and their fate is handed into their own hands, but the gamemakers interfere in the process of the Games. So the tributes are angry with what the gamemakers did . Finally, at the begin of game, what Katniss wants to do is get the weapon ,but she is asked to find water first before the Games started. “Just clear out ,put as much distance as you can between yourselves and the others, and find a source of water.”(P149 Collins) Katniss has her own thoughts, and she thinks she is good at hunting, so she needs a weapon, this is what she really wants to do at the beginning of the Games, but Haymitch asked her to do other things. This is not the way Katniss wants to do ,so Katniss is so angry about Haymitch’s advice. In conclusion, the tributes always were asked to do what they don’t want to do, this is so sad and creates anger in them. In summery, the Capitol provides 12 districts a dark life ,also creates a cruel game for citizens . All the time , the tributes are forced to do some things that they do not want to do. So The Hunger Games make people of 12 districts and tributes sad and angry.
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2008. Print