The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Synopsis The Hunger Games begins on the day of the reaping in District
Prim has left her a gift of goat cheese from her goat, Lady, wrapped in basil leaves on the table. Katniss makes her way to the Meadow, then through the fence that is meant to keep the people of the impoverished District 12 inside.
Though it's forbidden, Katniss hunts and gathers food in the woods using the skills her father, who died in a mine explosion when she was 11, taught her.
The Hunger Games details the adventure of Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to engage in a fight-to-the-death tournament against other children. The novel takes place in Panem, a dystopic country built on what was once North America. In a world of limited resources, the despotic government run by the. In the Hunger Games, two tributes from each district are selected from a lottery and then sent to an arena where they kill one another. The last tribute living is the winner, and that tribute's district is showered with gifts, mostly food. Mar 21, · Watch video · Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death/10(K).
Her father had been a skilled hunter and could have made good money from selling the bows and arrows he made, but the Peacekeepers, the city officials, wouldn't have allowed it, fearing that he was arming the downtrodden people of the Seam.
With her friend and hunting companion GaleKatniss shares a meal of bread, goat cheese, and berries.
She knows that he is good-looking and will have no trouble finding a wife, but insists that she sees him as only a hunting partner. While eating, Gale mentions that the two of them could run away from the district and live in the woods.
He makes a joke about how it might work if they didn't have so many kids. In a way, it's true that they have kids.
Katniss has Prim and her mother to take care of, and he has two little brothers, a sister, and his mother. Katniss never wants to have children of her own, not in District After more fishing and gathering, they take their goods to the Hob — the black market that has taken over an abandoned warehouse — to trade.
They stop by the mayor's house because he has a soft spot for strawberries and will pay their asking price. His daughter, Madge, answers the door. She is wearing a pretty white dress — her reaping outfit — with a gold pin.
Gale is bitter about how few times her name is entered in the drawing for the reaping. Children become eligible for the reaping the day they turn 12, their name entered once that year, twice the year after that, with an additional entry each year thereafter until they turn 18, the last year they are eligible for the reaping.
They can, however, choose to have their name added more times in exchange for a tessera, a year's supply of grain and oil for one person, and can do this for each family member in their household, with the entries being cumulative.
This year, Katniss' name has been entered 20 times, and Gale's has been entered 42 times. Katniss has not allowed Prim to take out any tesserae.
She returns home to wash and dress for the reaping, which takes place in the square in front of the Justice Building. Her mother lets her wear one of her light blue dresses, a dress from her apothecary days before she moved to the Seam with Katniss' father.
At the reaping, the children stand in rows, from oldest to youngest, and all 8, citizens of District 12 are required to attend.
Camera crews are there, as they are in every district, to record the events. He recalls the shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, and how the Dark Days came, a time when the districts rose up against the Capitol; twelve districts were defeated, and the thirteenth was completely destroyed.
It also set the Hunger Games in place, a punishment for the uprising. In the Hunger Games, two tributes from each district are selected from a lottery and then sent to an arena where they kill one another.
The last tribute living is the winner, and that tribute's district is showered with gifts, mostly food. Haymitch AbernathyDistrict 12's only living Hunger Games winner, arrives late, staggers drunk onto the stage, and gives Effie Trinket a hug. She shakes him off, and it's time for the drawing.
Effie reaches into a glass bowl full of slips of paper and pulls out the name of the female tribute: Continued on next pageSuzanne Collins's The Hunger Games is the first novel in a trilogy that explores a future dystopian society.
The story is set in "a country that rose up out of the ashes" of North America, after. The Hunger Games study guide contains a biography of Suzanne Collins, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Every year the Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes" – a boy and a girl – are drafted from each of the twelve districts to be brought .
In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem.
Summary For First 50 Pages Of The Hunger Games called the Hunger Games every year where two tributes – a girl and a boy – are chosen by random from each of the twelve districts to be brought into an arena and fight to the death, with only one winner standing.
The Hunger Games: First 50 Page Summary. Topics: The Hunger Games, Summary of the Hunger Games The book Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is a fictional story based in the future about an event in which cities (districts) participate annually by the coercion of the capitol.
Two representatives, or tributes, are randomly selected.