They are very carefully examined and checked for any hidden triggers. The Hunger Games combines elements of an intense survival adventure with a story of friendship and love. In exchange for extra rations of food and oil, called tesserae, those children eligible for the Hunger Games can enter their names into the reaping additional times. Haymitch tells them to remain together at all times, too. One of the most recognizable would be Peeta and Gale.
He says that there will be something at the feast that each of the tributes need in a book bag marked with their district's number. In the woods, Katniss retrieves a bow and a sheath of arrows from their hiding spot in a log. Together with Peeta Mellark, they head by train to the Capital to be prepared for the brutal game. Katniss and Peeta were both the victors, the first and only time this happened. If not for this, her family would have no chance of survival.
Drawing attention is more than just vanity in the Games. Tributes from different districts are pitted against each other for survival. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. What makes the hunger games a more thrilling story is the games win or die rule. Her mother and little sister, Prim, sleep nearby. It holds three chairs, a podium, and two large glass balls filled with names, one for girls and one for boys. Although historically human tributes were more likely kept alive as slaves rather than fed to angry hybrids, the Greek myth shows that such brutality has long been part of the human imagination.
The next day Katniss goes in search of water. As the mayor reads his name, Haymitch Abernathy drunkenly stumbles onto the stage and gives Effie an unwelcome hug. Katniss hides her tears during the Games for a similar reason, as self-pitying tributes are unattractive to sponsors. By the end of the war in Mockingjay , 1793 of them had died 99. Peeta Mellark, a boy Katniss' age and the son of the baker, is selected as the other tribute.
Snow announces a special 75th edition of the Hunger Games—known as the —in which Katniss and Peeta are forced to compete with other past victors, effectively canceling the wedding. The story begins on the day of reaping at District 12. She, of course, couldn't say this on camera poaching is illegal so she has to change things up a bit. Katniss credits him with saving her that day. Victorious powers have long demanded tributes from their conquests that crippled the conquered people and, sometimes, these tributes were in the form of people. The Hunger Games follows 16-year-old , a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister.
Her brother, Gloss, won the previous Games. These divisions keep District 12 weak, ensuring it will never rebel against the Capitol. Never ever get too comfortable; always be ready to change. In essence, the Games are the equivalent of a televised sporting event in which several participants compete to win. The Capitol lied about the district being destroyed in the Dark Days. Maybe his lover was already sentenced to death and he was trying to make it easier. On the train, Katniss experiences luxury like she's never known and gets to eat the richest, most decadent food.
Instead she gets under the covers and pulls the covers over her head. Most children of poor families have to take tesserae to survive, so the children of poor families have more entries in the reaping than children of wealthy families who need no tesserae. Plot Overview Katniss Everdeen wakes up on the day of the reaping, when the tributes are chosen who will take part in the Hunger Games. However, Peeta has been to kill Katniss, and he tries to choke her to death upon their reunion. Normally this feast features something desirable to the tributes, like food, armor, medicine, etc. He would go home, if they let him. District 12 is far from the Capitol city, Panem, a place Katniss never expects to visit.
The capitol is where the wealthy and ruling power reside. For most of the series, it follows Luke, a shadow child or third child who tries to live his life while not being discovered. Not what you were expecting? The majority of the people who can afford to read the book and see the movie will probably never experience chronic hunger or the life and death choices that Katniss is forced to make. She thinks about her sister Prim, who is 4 years younger, and her mother, both of whom have depended upon Katniss for survival ever since Katniss' father died in a mine explosion when she was 11. Rue A 12-year-old girl tribute from District 11. This society controls everything from who you marry to when you die.
The Hunger Games universe is a set in , a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. She could only watch from her hiding place. But the purpose of these games is far more gruesome and terrifying. For some reason, people think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. The disadvantages of being underprivileged follow them into the Hunger Games arena.
The supplies are in a pyramid away from the main camp, and after the Careers leave to investigate the fires, Katniss manages to blow up the supplies by cutting open a bag of apples with her arrows, which sets off the mines set to protect the pyramid. Prim, Katniss' sister, gets chosen to go fight in the Hunger Games which is a battle to the death of 24 tributes, 2 from each district one male and one female. She tells them she's been talking them up as best she can, but she's not the one responsible for getting sponsors. Katniss recalls that when she was younger, she would blurt out criticisms of the government, frightening her mother. I realize I detest Haymitch.