The Hunger Games Speech

Good afternoon teacher and friends, today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite book series: “The Hunger Games (THG)” by Suzanne Collins. This book series consist of 3 books: “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire”, and “Mockingjay”. I’m going to talk just about the first book: “The Hunger Games” This books takes place on a nation known as Panem established on North America after a pots-apocalyptic war. Panem is divided in 12 districts (formerly 13) which every year the celebrate they annual Hunger Games, which is a “ceremony” where one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 to 18 that are chosen from each district needs to fight until death in an arena, where anything could happen, and there is only a winner. They celebrate the “Hunger Games” to memorize the rebellion of District 13, a destroyed district. The story begins on the day of the “crop”, or the day were tributes were chosen. When Katniss Everdeen a sixteen-year-old girl who presents as a volunteer to the 74th Hunger Games replacing her sister Primrose Everdeen. Then, Peeta Mellark is chosen to be the Male Tribute.

With the company of Effie Trinket and Haymich Aberthany, the winner of the 50th Hunger Games and the mentor of Katniss and Peeta. At the Capitol, Katniss and Peeta needs to prepare, so Cinna is named as Katniss’ stylist, and Peeta’s stylist is Portia. They design for both of them a costume that catches on fire, representing the hot coal of district 12. While in the chariot, Cinna told Katniss and Peeta to hold hands, making President Snow surprised. Then in the interview with Caesar Flickerman, Peeta professes his love for Katniss to the entire nation of Panem, causing an immense sympathetic reaction to arise from the Capitol audience. Making Katniss angry. In the training sessions, they meet other tributes, such as Cato, and Clove, both from district 2, Glimmer, and Marvel from District 1, Rue, and Thresh from District 11 and “Foxface” from district 7. Then, in gamemakers assessment, when it’s Katniss’ turn, the gamemakers where drunk, making Katniss angry, she throws an arrow to their table, and going away. Later that night when the scores are displayed, Katniss gets 11 out of 12, the highest score of all the tributes. Before going to the arena, Katniss wear her Mockingjay pin that once before going to the games, her friend Madge gave her, also Haymich told her not to go to the Cornucopia because she could take part of the bloodbath. In the arena, Katniss goes to pick an orange backpack with supplies and she runs as fast as she cans to a big tree and hides on top of it.

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Then, the group of professionals (boys and girls from districts 1, 2, and 4) and Peeta, founds her and Cato, wants to kill her, but he can’t so the wait in the floor because someday she’ll come down, so here, Rue told her that there is a tracker jacker nest on top of her, so next day, she cuts the branch of the nest and throws the nest into the professionals, making Glimmer and a girl from district 4 die. So Katniss take advantage of this, and grabs Glimmer’s bow and arrow but then the tracker jacker stings makes effect to her making her, take many days to recover. Rue takes care of her and the become allies, together, they plan to destroy the professional’s supplies, so they accomplished it, but later Marvel kills Rue and Katniss kills Marvel. Then, the Gamemakers changed a rule, so now there would be two winners for each district, making Katniss search for Peeta and ally with him. She found him camouflaged like a tree near the river with a serious injury in his leg, so she helps him go to a cave and stay on it, there, Katniss takes care of him.

Then, the gamemakers announce that each tribute needs a special package that is on the Cornucopia, so Katniss makes Peeta sleep with a syrup that Haymich gave her and runs to the Cornucopia, where she is almost killed by Clove, but Thresh defends her and kills Clove, Cato cries Clove’s death, so later he kills Thresh, so Katniss, Peeta, Foxface and Cato are left, things calm a little, so one day, Katniss and Peeta goes hunting but they can’t because of Peeta’s leg, so they decide to pick up berries, Peeta pick some nightlock berries thinking they were not toxic and suddenly, they hears a cannon, meaning that someone died, the think that Cato killed Foxface, but later they found her near them dead, so Katniss told Peeta that because of his ignorance, Foxface had died unknowing that nightlocks were poisonous. So Cato, Katniss and Peeta are left, and the Gamemakers were bored, so they send some mutos (mutated species) that were like wolves, but hey were the dead tributes, so they found Cato scaping from the mutos and trying to kill Peeta and Katniss, but they, climb the Cornucopia, and Cato tries to do the same to kill the, but he can’t because Katniss throws and arrow to his head and he falls and get eaten by the mutos, later the mutos disappear, and Katniss and Peeta get off of the Cornucopia thinking they both won, when suddenly, the gamemaker say to them, that there can’t be two winners, it must be just one.

So Katniss and Peeta get angry, and Katniss told Peeta to grab a nightlock, and in the count of three, eat it, so there would be no winner, so they grab a nightlock and count to tree, 1… 2… when suddenly the gamemakers say that it ok, they’ll have to winners. So a hovercraft carries them to the capitol back again, and reconstructs their damaged parts such as Peeta’s leg. Then, they got another interview with Caesar Flickerman and then they go back to District 12 to prepare for the Tour of Victory, back in the train to return to District 12, Katniss tells Peeta al she made in the arena just was a TV drama, and that she didn’t care too much about him, making Peeta angry. Back in home, Katniss is received by his family and friends. THE END PS: she never knew this would be the beginning of a revolution. In conclusion to you all, I wanted to talk to you about this book because I think it was very interesting, also because it was my favorite book of the series, I loved, Suzanne Collins way of narrating the story (with Katniss point of view). I hope, this Speech made get interested for the books and made you give them a chance to be read. Thanks.

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