Sunday, March 29, 2015

Music Importants in The Hunger Games

sad suicide katniss everdeen Mockingjay the hanging tree Music was a very important part in Katniss's life while she was growing up. It was something that she and her dad did while walking through the words to find food and while traveling to the lake to take a cooling swim. Katniss singing a song in grade school is what made Peeta fall in love with her and never able to let go of his love for her. Music can be used in multiple different ways. For instance it can be used to show your emotions about a particular situation. For example Katniss sang the song "The Valley Song" shortly before they bombed the tunnel and she felt bad for all the innocent people that were working in the tunnel. It reminded her to the day that she and her sister ran to the coal mine to check to see if their father was going to survive the mine collapsing. Unfortunately, their father did not survive so she does not wish to put that type of pain onto another family when the tunnel collapses.

The music in Appalachia held great importance as well. Music gave the people something to do to help pass the time while they traveled along the Appalachia trail to find find new land to call home and to set up their farms. Also, it gave them a good reason for neighbors to gather together to have some fun and to forget about the long week of work. This is similar to when Katniss and Peeta danced together in the capital at the party for their victor tour. They both knew how to dance well it gave them a chance to calm down and have a little time to themselves to talk and show that they still are the loving couple that won The Hunger Games.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Totalitarian Government

       A totalitarian government is one that has one person in charge of the whole nation and does not have to get his laws passed by anyone else. The person in charge mainly makes his laws based on his benefits instead of the better good of his/her people. Also, the people of the country do not have much freedom of speech or freedom to go out and obtain the job they most desire. Some countries even have a limit on how many kids they are allowed to have. 

      There are some countries still to this day that are rolled by a totalitarian. A lot of these countries are considered third world countries. Meaning that there are more people that are considered poor rather than being middle class or higher. These circumstances are very similar to those that took place in The Hunger Games. President Snow could be considered a totalitarian leader. He makes laws that benefits him and to keep his power as the leader of Panem. Also, the people of Panam are very poor in majority of the districts except for a select few people within the districts even in the “wealthy” districts.

     A problem with over coming a totalitarian government is that it takes a totalitarian leader on the rebellion side to control the rebellion to over come the government. So then if the rebellion wins the people are stuck with a different totalitarian leader so their not much better off. This is what could have happen in The Hunger Games if Katness was not wiser than her years. Katness desided to use her one arrow to kill President Coin instead of President Snow. If she did not do that then President Coin would have ran Panem similar to the way Snow did.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Comments on other blogs

              I like how he shared a lot of picture and little movie clips to show what he was talking about. His pictures are not just from the movie clips he also shared art that people made based on how they pictured the characters. I also agree with his statement about each book had its own important parts and that no one book stands above the other two.

                 First off I like how she has each blog separated from the rest. She has each blog portrayed by a picture that holds an important part in her blog content. I agree with the fact that having one narration through all the books was very important in telling the story. I liked the fact that she picked some books that show dystopian and compared it with the Hunger Games.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Hunger Games Compared with The Condemned

            The Condemned and The Hunger Games have a lot of similarities and also multiple differences. Some of the differences are The Condemned takes only ten adult criminals to place into their island for the game. The criminals that they choose are already sentenced to death. However, the producer of the game has to pay the prison for the criminal he wants. Also, he hands pick the players based on there past crimes and how dangerous they are. Were The Hunger Games having 24 kids randomly picked to go into their games. In The Hunger Games their arena they play in is closed off so there is no escaping or getting to the game makers. Also, they have better control over the games for example they can bring players together if they start to drift away. Another difference is in The Condemned they only have thirty hours to find a winner.

            Some of the similarities are that there can only be one winner and that winner will receive a big prize with lots of money. There are care packages that are sent to some of the players to help them out and to make the game a little more interesting to the viewers. Also, Jack is similar to Katness in the fact that they go against the roles of the games. Jack goes in search of the main base so that he can call his wife to get help and give her money incase he dies. An interesting similarity is Jack’s wife watches the show in the town bar that Jack is from with a lot of his friends from the town. Jack’s town acts like district twelve gathering in the main square to watch the Hunger Games. Saige and Ewan teaming up is similar to the careers teaming up. They both a lot of skills in fighting and surviving plus the producer favorites them to win so he continues to send them care packages to help them win.  

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