Response to Hunger Games by Carmen Soto

1 Dec

In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, lives in an area made up 12 districts and a capitol. Katniss lives in District 12 also known as “The Seam”, or the poorest district. Every year each district encounters a reaping where they choose two a bay and a girl from every District to be in The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is where the 24 tributes have to battle to survive until there is one person left. The Capitol holds the Hunger Games every year to remind all districts of the revolt that had occurred 74 years ago. This year, Katniss’ sister, Primrose Everdeen, is entered in the reaping for the first time. At the reaping, Primrose, or Prim, gets chosen as a tribute. To save her sister, Katniss volunteers to be in the Hunger Games. The male tribute is Peeta Mellark.

Before they enter the games, all the tributes train, they also attend an interview with Caeser. This is where Peeta professes his love for Katniss. They now are known as the “star-crossed” lovers. When they enter the games Katniss and Peeta go their separate ways. Peeta joins the strongest tributes in the game. Katniss teams up with Rue who is the youngest out of all the tributes. Katniss and Rue survive the first couple of days due to Katniss’ archery skills and Rue’s knowledge of plants. Katniss goes to look for the traps that she has set ,when notices Rue there is a boy from District 3 has killed Rue. Katniss then kills him. Katniss decorates Rue’s dead body with flowers which symbolize revolt. She realizes how much she detests the Capitol for practically killing a little girl. The announcer of the games then says that there can be two victors but they have to be from the same district.

Katniss and Peeta then team up and together they kill the other tributes. The only tribute left is Cato, who is the strongest tribute. The announcer then says that they have changed the rules back and there can only be one victor. Katniss then remembers the berries that Rue had said were poisonous. Peeta and Katniss cannot live without each other so they decide to eat the berries. Once again the announcer states that they have changed the rules and that they are both victors. The Capitol sees Katniss as a revolt starter and maintain a close eye on her.


6 Responses to “Response to Hunger Games by Carmen Soto”

  1. Mirka Salado December 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    The way you described and basically summed up a really long book was absolutely incredible. If someone has never seen the movie or read the book, they would have basically known most of it. Good work.

  2. Georgina Lopez December 2, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    His book and movie where truly amazing and you clearly explained every important part of the story with details. I think anyone will read this and be fascinated by the book

  3. Yvette Apatiga December 2, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    This is a great summary for anyone who is too lazy to read a book. You included the critical parts and summed it all up in a nice brief way. The series is really great and I’m sure people will want to see the movie after reading this.

  4. Gemma Cendejas December 3, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    You clearly explained how the book starts from beginning to end, i liked how you included all the details that happen in the book and people will want to read the other books once they read this,nice job.

  5. bridgetbulosan December 3, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    Carmen Soto,

    The title, “Response to Hunger Games,” is not evident in this essay because it is just a summary of the novel. I could not identify the thesis and there was not a clear topic sentence in the body paragraph. The summary was well written and thought out, but with all the concrete details provided there should have been some analysis to follow it.

    Bridget Bulosan

  6. Andrea Gonzalez December 3, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    Peronally I didnt read the books but I saw the movie and it was great. I think you did a great time in summing up all the major points.

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