The Hunger Games Overview

The Hunger Games Overview

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Hunger Games MerchandiseThe Hunger Games Series is set in the post-apocalyptic Panem. In it lays 12 districts and the city of Capitol, which holds control over Panem. Annually, an event called the Hunger Games is held by the Capitol to commemorate the rebellion set by the 12 districts against them before. Two participants, called the ‘tributes’, from 12-18 years old are chosen from each district to join the Hunger Games where they will kill each other off until one remains. This televised event is a punishment set by the Capitol to the 12 districts.

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games Series begins in the coal mining district of Panem, District 12. The story starts with the introduction of Katniss Everdeen, a girl from a poor family who illegally hunts for food to feed her family. During the Reaping, the event where tributes are chosen from each district, a boy from a medium-class family, Peeta Mellark, and Katniss’ sister Primrose, were chosen. Katniss volunteered herself to save her sister. Katniss and Peeta, guided with their mentor, embarked on the dangerous competition.

Catching Fire
Continuing with the Hunger Games Series, Peeta and Katniss won together on 74th Hunger Games. The two went back home where President Snow visited Katniss telling her he’s with her for making the suicide attempt with Peeta during the end of the game. The act allowed both of them to win and caused rebellion talks. Snow threatened to kill her family unless she proves to the public that the act is only because of her love for Peeta. Peeta and Katniss went on a victory tour across Panem where they visited the districts and discovered how serious Snow is against any plan of rebellion.

Returning home, an announcement was made for the Quarter Quell where 24 champions from previous games will compete again to kill each other. Katniss and Peeta competed in the games. By teaming up with other contenders, Katniss discovered how the arena works and destroyed it. Katniss was rescued by the rebels, informed of the existence of District 13 where she is being transported, learned about the Capitol’s capture of Peeta and the total destruction of her home, District 12.

Mockingjay
As ‘Mockingjay’, the symbol of rebellion against the Capitol, Katniss was given the right to kill Snow. District 13 made attacks to the Capitol rescuing Peeta and others successfully. Brainwashed Peeta came back hating and trying to kill Katniss. An assault was made to Capitol and Snow was captured. Many people died during the assault, including Prim, Katniss’ sister who’s part of the rebel medical team. Katniss killed District 13′s President Coin. Snow was killed during a riot. Katniss and Peeta, who recovered from the brainwash, returned to live in the reconstructed District 12. The Hunger Games Series ends with an epilogue by Katniss 15 years after the war, married to Peeta with two children.

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