Every year, each district holds a reaping ceremony "Lottery". However, they can choose to add their name more times in exchange for tesserawhich is a small ration of oil and grain. Each tessera has enough oil and grain to supply one family member with food for one year.
Fictional universe of The Hunger Games The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in an unspecified future time, in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, located in North America. The Capitol is lavishly rich and technologically advanced, but the districts are in varying states of poverty.
The trilogy's narrator and protagonist Katniss Everdeenlives in District 12, the poorest region of Panem, located in Appalachia where people regularly die of starvation.
As punishment for a past rebellion against the Capitol called the "Dark Days"in which District 13 was supposedly destroyed, one boy and one girl from each of the twelve remaining districts, between the ages of 12 and 18, are selected by lottery to compete in an annual pageant called the Hunger Games.
The Games are a televised event in which the participants, called "tributes", are forced to fight to the death in a dangerous public arena. The purposes of the Hunger Games are to provide entertainment for the Capitol and to remind the districts of the Capitol's power and lack of remorseforgetfulnessand forgiveness for the failed rebellion of the current competitors' ancestors.
Structure Each book in The Hunger Games trilogy has three sections of nine chapters each. Collins has said this format comes from her playwriting background, which taught her to write in a three-act structure ; her previous series, The Underland Chronicleswas written in the same way.
She sees each group of nine chapters as a separate part of the story, and comments still call those divisions "act breaks". Her main classical source of inspiration is the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaurin which, as a punishment for past crimes, Minos forces Athens to sacrifice seven youths and seven maidens to the Minotaur, which kills them in a vast labyrinth.
Collins says that even as a child, she was stunned by the idea since "it was just so cruel" to force Athens to sacrifice its own children. Collins also cites as a classical inspiration the Roman gladiator games.
She feels three key elements create a good game: She says they are like The Hunger Games because the Games are not just entertainment but also a reminder to the districts of their rebellion. On a tired night, Collins says that while she was channel-surfing the television, she saw people competing for some prize and then saw footage of the Iraq War.
She described how the two combined in an "unsettling way" to create her first ideas for the series. The Hunger Games follows year-old Katniss Everdeena girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister Primrose Everdeen.
Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark. They are mentored by their district's only living victor, Haymitch Abernathywho won 24 years earlier and has since led a solitary life of alcoholism. Peeta confesses his longtime secret love for Katniss in a televised interview prior to the Games.
This revelation stuns Katniss, who harbors feelings for Gale Hawthorneher friend and hunting partner. Haymitch advises her to feign feelings for Peeta in order to gain wealthy sponsors who can provide crucial supplies to the " star-crossed lovers " during the Games.
In the arena, Katniss allies with Ruea young tribute from District 11 who reminds Katniss of her kid sister. When Rue is killed, Katniss places flowers around her body as an act of defiance toward the Capitol.
Then the remaining tributes are alerted to a rule change that allows tributes from the same district to win as a team. Katniss finds a seriously wounded Peeta and nurses him back to health. When all of the other tributes are dead, the rule change is abruptly revoked.
With neither willing to kill the other, Katniss comes up with a solution: This forces the authorities to concede just in time to save their lives.
During and after the Games, Katniss develops genuine feelings for Peeta and struggles to reconcile them with what she feels for Gale. Haymitch warns her that the danger is far from over.
The authorities are furious at being made fools of, and the only way to try to allay their anger is to pretend that her actions were because of her love for Peeta.
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