The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
Author : Suzanne Collins
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 374
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9780439023528
ISBN 13 : 0439023521
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hunger Games Book Description:

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Agency in The Hunger Games

Agency in The Hunger Games
Author : Kayla Ann
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 210
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN 10 : 9781476674162
ISBN 13 : 1476674167
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agency in The Hunger Games Book Description:

For 21st-century young adults struggling for personal autonomy in a society that often demands compliance, the bestselling trilogy, The Hunger Games remains palpably relevant despite its futuristic setting. For Suzanne Collins' characters, personal agency involves not only the physical battle of controlling one's body but also one's response to such influences as morality, trauma, power and hope. The author explores personal agency through in-depth examinations of the lives of Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, Cinna, Primrose, and others, and through an analysis of themes like the overabundance of bodily imagery, social expectations in the Capitol, and problem parental figures. Readers will discover their own "dandelion of hope" through the examples set out by Collins' characters, who prove over and over that human agency is always attainable.

Fan Phenomena The Hunger Games

Fan Phenomena  The Hunger Games
Author : Nicola Balkind
Publisher : Intellect Books
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9781783202041
ISBN 13 : 1783202041
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fan Phenomena The Hunger Games Book Description:

An exciting dystopian fantasy thriller series, The Hunger Games began its life as a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins, the first released in 2008. An immediate success, the first installment had a first printing of 50,000 hardcover copies, which quickly ballooned to 200,000. Spending one hundred consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the book was put into development for release on the big screen. The first film, starring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, broke box office records, and all of its sequels are expected to follow suit. Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games charts the series's success through the increasingly vocal online communities that drive the young adult book market. Essays here consider the fashion that the series has created and how the costumes, memorabilia, merchandising, and branding have become an ever bigger part of the fandom experience. Issues explored include debates over the movie stars' race and size, which tap into greater issues within the fan community and popular culture in general and the current argument that has divided fans and critics: whether or not the third book, Mockingjay, should be split into two films. With this scholarly compendium, navigating the postapocalyptic landscape of Panem will be as effortless as Katniss Everdeen's archery and ensure that the odds will be forever in your favor.

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games
Author : Tarja Laine
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 196
Release : 2021-05-17
ISBN 10 : 9783030673345
ISBN 13 : 3030673340
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games Book Description:

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games expands the ‘ethical turn’ in Film Studies by analysing emotions as a source of ethical knowledge in The Hunger Games films. It argues that emotions, incorporated in the thematic and aesthetic organization of these films, reflect a crisis in moral standards. As such they cultivate ethical attitudes towards such phenomena as totalitarianism, the culture of reality television, and the society of spectacle. The focus of the argument is on cinematic aesthetics, which expresses emotions in a way that highlights their ethical significance, running the gamut from fear through guilt and shame, to love, anger and contempt. The central claim of the book is that these emotions are symptomatic of some moral conflict, which renders The Hunger Games franchise a meaningful commentary on the affective practice of cinematic ethics. ‘’The Hunger Games movies have become iconic symbols for resistance across the globe. Tarja Laine proposes that this is not caused by their status as exciting cinematic spectacles, but by their engaging our emotions. Laine uses The Hunger Games as key texts for understanding our world, demonstrating that ethics do not originate from rational considerations, far removed from those mucky things called emotions. But rather that emotions are at the core of cinematic ethics.” —William Brown, Author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age ‘’In this elegantly written exploration of the relationship between aesthetics and emotion in The Hunger Gamestrilogy, Tarja Laine illuminates the power of film to embody ethical conflict. Deftly interweaving film-philosophy and close analysis, Laine traces how these films mobilise complex emotions, nuancing our thinking about cinema and the spectator. Laine’s book takes The Hunger Games films seriously, demonstrating with verve why they matter.” —Catherine Wheatley, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King’s College London, UK ''In this fresh, engaging, and insightful study of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Tarja Laine explores the crucial role that emotions play in appreciation of the ethical qualities of the movies. She forges productive dialogues between a range of film theory, scholarship on moral philosophy, and debates on ethics, as she performs a multi-layered investigation of the aesthetic qualities of the trilogy, the multiple emotions embodied in these qualities, and the philosophical-ethical insights that are in turn embedded in these emotions. The cinematic connection between emotions and ethics that emerges through Laine’s detailed textual analyses confronts us with complex moral dilemmas while enriching our aesthetic experience.'' —Sarah Cooper, Professor, Film Studies Department, King's College London, UK

Of Bread Blood and The Hunger Games

Of Bread  Blood and The Hunger Games
Author : Mary F. Pharr
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-07-10
ISBN 10 : 9780786470198
ISBN 13 : 0786470194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Bread Blood and The Hunger Games Book Description:

This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins's novels but their works have three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. The 21 essays that follow the context-setting introduction are grouped into four parts: Part I "History, Politics, Economics, and Culture," Part II "Ethics, Aesthetics, and Identity," Part III "Resistance, Surveillance, and Simulacra," and Part IV "Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions." A core bibliography of dystopian and postapocalyptic works is included, with emphasis on the young adult category--itself an increasingly crucial part of postmodern culture.

Guide to The Hunger Games

Guide to The Hunger Games
Author : Caroline Carpenter
Publisher : Plexus Publishing
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2015-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9780859658850
ISBN 13 : 0859658856
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to The Hunger Games Book Description:

Guide to the Hunger Games offers a new way to interact with the enthralling world of the young adult publishing phenomenon that is Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy. This companion guide provides deeper insight into the inspiration behind the thrilling adventure series, as well as the contemporary social and political themes at its root. The book comes at the perfect time for Hunger Games fans, with Lionsgate Entertainment's announcement that they will release a highly anticipated blockbuster film adaptation of the first book in 2012. Covering all the aspects of the series that fans love, and including an exclusive guide to winning The Hunger Games, this companion guide brings the world of Panem to life and is a must-have for all aspiring Tributes.

The Politics of The Hunger Games

The Politics of The Hunger Games
Author : Jamey Heit
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2015-06-23
ISBN 10 : 9781476621043
ISBN 13 : 1476621047
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of The Hunger Games Book Description:

Set in the future dystopia of Panem, The Hunger Games trilogy follows the rise of a provincial rebellion against the wealthy and tyrannical “Capitol.” As narrator and heroine, Katniss Everdeen comes to embody the hope of the long oppressed for a new order. During her journey some of our most urgent political questions are addressed. What does it mean to be a leader? Can the oppressed recover a political identity that affirms individual values and freedoms? Do the media necessarily corrupt political discourse? This critical study of The Hunger Games explores novels in the context of how we think about the nature of politics, the value of the individual and the importance of political action. The author draws parallels between Panem and the Roman Empire, considering Herod’s Massacre of the Innocents alongside Haymitch Abernathy’s elusive political influence as mentor of tributes. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

CliffsNotes on Collins The Hunger Games

CliffsNotes on Collins  The Hunger Games
Author : Janelle Blasdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 78
Release : 2012-02-10
ISBN 10 : 9780544182127
ISBN 13 : 054418212X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Collins The Hunger Games Book Description:

CliffsNotes on Collins’ The Hunger Games analyzes the wildly popular first novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, in which the Capitol forces each of Panem's 12 districts to choose two teenagers to participate in the Hunger Games, a gruesome, televised fight to the death. In the 12th district, Katniss Everdeen steps in for her little sister and enters the Games, where she is torn between her feelings for her hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne, and the district's other tribute, Peeta Mellark, even as she fights to stay alive. The Hunger Games will change Katniss' life forever, but her acts of humanity and defiance might just change the Games, too.

The Hunger Games An Instructional Guide for Literature

The Hunger Games  An Instructional Guide for Literature
Author : Charles Aracich
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2016-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9781480785151
ISBN 13 : 1480785156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hunger Games An Instructional Guide for Literature Book Description:

The Hunger Games: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides lesson plans and activities for this popular Young Adult fiction novel. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to add rigor with complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a greater understanding of this great literary work.

The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The Hunger Games  Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Author : Scholastic
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2012-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9780545452397
ISBN 13 : 0545452392
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion Book Description:

The New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins is now a major motion picture -- and this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it.