Sunday, April 12, 2015

Evil in The Hunger Games

hunger games president snow image Donald Sutherland as President Snow in The Hunger Games   President Snow showed evil throughout the whole book series because he would makes is decisions based solely on his benefits. For example whenever someone would threaten on taking over his role as president he would have them killed and make it look like an accident. Another example is when he went to Katniss's house before she went on her victors tour to talk to her about making sure she proves to Penam she is truly in love with Peeta. He only had that talk with her because if Penam was not convinced with their love than it would show the Capital's weakness and an upraising could happen and destroy President Snow.

   Second person that could be viewed as evil is President Coin. She made the decision to safe Katniss instead of Peeta because she knew that Katniss would have more of an impact in the rebellion than Peeta would. Once district 13 had both Katniss and Peeta and they were going to war in Capital she put both of them in the same group even though Peeta believes Katniss is the enemy and wants to kill her. Coin made that decision because she wanted Katniss to die so she would be sure to become the president if the districts would win the war.
President Alma Coin
   Example of evil in the world would be a dictator. A dictator makes roles that make the people believe in him and worship him as a god. When things come down to a decision he will choose the option that will make him look better and that would benefit him the most.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gender Relations in The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games - Katniss, Peet and GaleGender roles are important when it come to writing a book or making a movie. If the characters do not play the proper roles than the book/movie will not catch the interest of certain viewers. For example in the Hunger Games Katniss character played a very dominate type of role with taking control of her family after her father died. Also, she would go hunting along side Gale. A lot of her traits are viewed as masculine traits in our society. So if it was not for her attractiveness and the struggles of the games a lot of men would probably not read or watch the movie since the main character was a girl who was viewed as a dominate girl. At the same rate if the book did not have the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale than girls would not have been as interested either. So the author did a great job to connect with both gender roles. Another book series that did a similar thing as The Hunger Games was the Twilight series. There you had the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. The fighting between the vampers and werewolf's is what drew in the male readers.
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Josh Hutcherson: Peeta at the Bakery!
Some of the ways that the districts showed their gender roles was by their clothing. Within the districts there was not much difference in clothing since women and guys all work alongside one another. The real difference was showed from district to district and than the ultimate difference was that of the Capital. The capital was the one with all the fancy clothes with the different color wigs and changing in skin colors. While most of the districts had very few clothes that they wore the same clothes for work and throughout the rest of the day. The clothes ended up being stained and torn. Peeta being a baker and decorating the cakes goes against our gender roles because we few those types of jobs as a women job not for men to do. In a way some might say that Katniss's  and Peeta's roles should be switched based on our gender roles.

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