The book I check out for my book report was The Appetite Games by Suzanna Collins. The Appetite Games takes place sometime in the future. It’s a time where the people had attempts to overrun the federal government and now everybody is split into 12 various districts. Each district is very important for producing a different item, like fish, coal and other necessities. Some of the districts are a lot poorer than others. For example, district one and two are the richest since they are the closest with the capitol, so they get better food and they also get more.
They are likewise treated much better than other districts. However, in district 12 everybody is poor, many people have to unlawfully hunt for food, and some households for days and even weeks at a time without eating. Then there’s the Capitol, which is essentially like another nation but everyone, is abundant and has the very best technologies. The people in the Capitol are never suffering like the rest.
The Capitol is where President Snow lives and run the country they reside in, Panam. Every year Panam has the appetite video game. This is where all 12 districts have to arbitrarily draw one girl and one boy as tributes to eliminate to the death against all the other tributes. There can just ever be one winner.
The only location that does not need to provide homages is the capitol. So, when the night comes where they draw names, the mayor of each district offers a speech explaining how the federal government of The United States and Canada collapsed and the nation of Panam rose in its place. And after that discusses a war between the capitol and the districts. The capitol won, and as a pointer of the defeat, that’s why the districts should supply tributes for the video games. The setting of my book remains in the future. It does not actually state when precisely, simply sometime in the future after The United States and Canada’s government failed. This is very important because it shows a representation of the control the government has, it has total control over millions of males, females, and children. It is very important because it shows the worry the government puts in everyone and how the districts are tough places to live in and a great deal of people have it rough, however the federal government keeps it like that on purpose. If the federal government was great to the districts, they would lose the fear they hold in the people.
There are great deals of important characters in this story. Some are more important than others though. The biggest primary characters are Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Haymitch Abernathy. Katniss is the protagonist of this story; she is a strong, resourceful 16 years of age girl. She has actually been her family’s main company ever since her father passed away in a mine-explosion when she was 11. Now it’s simply her, her mommy and her little sis, Prim. When Prim’s name is drawn to be this years homage for the appetite video games, Katniss feels as if she has no other alternative besides volunteering herself to take Prim’s location. As she spends her weeks prior to the games at the Capitol, and individuals keep falling a growing number of in love with Katniss Everdeen, “The Lady on Fire.” She ends up being rather the star among all of the people. She puts on a phony smile whenever she has an interview or something, however she has to hide her true feelings about the Capitol to keep from getting in problem. She hates the Capitol and its dictatorial rule, but if she were to rebel honestly, it would just be requesting for penalty. After her and Peeta win the video games, she is brave and bold and returns home.
In her home district, she is a precious star, but in the capitol, she is a threat and possibly a liability, to the totalitarians in Panam. The next crucial character is Peeta Mellark. He is the male tribute for district 12 and has actually been completely in love with Katniss ever since they were little kids. Throughout the games, he becomes her only ally and, surprisingly, her love interest. Peeta is best understood throughout the Capitol and the districts for his love for her and his willingness to compromise himself for her. From the minute the games start, Peeta does whatever he can to assist Katniss endure. He joins the careers group, that’s what they call the tributes for District 1 & & 2, simply to lead them in the incorrect direction away from her. He even eradicate the toughest one, Cato, simply to help Katniss get away. Cato wounds Peeta really severely, to survive; he uses his camouflage abilities to hide his body until Katniss can find him. they make the announcement that if 2 tributes are from the exact same district and they’re the only ones left, they can both be the winners. Once they make that announcement, Katniss can not wait to find Peeta, when she finds him, she nurses him back to health.
Katniss questions his love for her, believing that he’s only trying to keep up his “enthusiast boy” act. He seems real throughout the novel and feels betrayed in the end of the book when he discovers she has not been as genuine as he has about it. The third male character is Haymitvh Abernathy. Of District 12’s just two Cravings Games victors in 72 years, he is the only one still alive. Haymitch acts as Katniss and Peeta’s coach throughout the games. Though he was intoxicated for most of the book, he discovers a way to sober up enough to coach them and give them guidance on how to win. It’s never ever made specific in the novel, but it appears to be Haymitch who devises a method of playing up their romance, a relocation that eventually permits both of them to survive. Despite the fact that, typically, just one winner has actually been enabled. In a really minimal method, he acts sort of as a daddy figure for Katniss, who lost her own dad in a mine surge when she was 12. While Haymitch is typically indelicate and manipulative, often using Peeta and his sensations for Katniss to get the results he desires, he is undeniably effective. One of the most important themes in this book is the value of look.
Throughout the novel Katniss and her team use her external look, including what she states and how she acts, to control how other individuals view her. At the gaining ceremony, she wouldn’t permit herself to cry in front of the video cameras because she doesn’t wish to offer the impression that she’s weak, that would, make them think she’s a simple target. The highlight of the concentrate on Katniss at the event was her gown that Cinna created for her. It was covered in synthetic flames, making Katniss the name,” the lady on fire,” which made her stand out much more amongst the other tributes. Drawing attention is more than just vanity in the games. The tributes that are most unforgettable tend to attract sponsors, who can offer presents that may be important throughout the games.
But, the most noteworthy part of Katniss’s strategy includes her romance with Peeta. The romance is not entirely genuine on Katniss’s end. She appreciates Peeta and establishes a romantic interest in him, but her feelings do not have nearly the same strength as his. But for the cams, Katniss highlights her feelings for Peeta and works to persuade the viewers, and specifically the Capitol. Katniss and Peeta’s romance generates more presents from the sponsors than if they were simply good friends, and it appears to even affect the Capitol’s decision to let two homages win rather than one. Through these occasions, the unique suggests that what electronic cameras reveal, on reality television for instance, is not always truth, and that appearances are just as substantial as the truth.