hunger games

the hunger games

book links to amazon..

author: Suzanne Collins


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two forces of globalization by Ed Brenegar

This first force seeks to integrate all functions of society into one seamless efficient system of governance by global institutions.


The theme of integration has emerged in popular young adult novels and films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Giver. In each of these narratives, a governing authority seeks to or has accomplished the integration of society by controlling how each person functions within that world. In these stories, characters of a particular independence of character and diversity of talent foster a crisis of change for the governing systems of society through their own personal leadership initiative to bring people together to resist the forces of integration.


The second force is reflected in the native desire of people to live lives and do work that matters. These acts of human initiative operate within the context of relationships of trust and mutuality, and are facilitated by the growth of computing and communication technology.


We can see this force of personal initiative in the central characters of the stories mentioned above. Their motivation to act comes from a source of inner values that move them out of the crowd into a place of influence.

Katnis in The Hunger Games steps forward to compete in the games instead of her sister.

Tris in Divergent is motivated by an inner sense of justice about the importance of family.

Thomas in The Maze Runner discovers within himself a calling to serve the members of The Glade by leading them through the maze to a safer place.

In The Giver, Jonas discovers within himself an emotional depth that is expressed in his love for Fiona, his desire to save the infant Gabriel, and, ultimately to take action to cross the boundary that will release memories both painful and joyful back into society.


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saturday, march 31, 2012

hunger games

by suzanne collins
reading hunger games…
my so many correlations..
is this thinking part of the movement?
p. 87.. how empty the house felt.. even from a distance..
p. 111… that’s the first time I’d seen him smile. it transformed him to someone menacing.. to some one you wished you knew…
p. 123.. remember they already love you.. just be yourself..
p. 174… energized by renewed fear (disgust)
p. 175… there’s no time to judge if a. move is the correct one. when there’s a hiss, I act or die p.
179.. pity does not get you aid. admiration at your refusal to give up does.
p. 208.. people that have it good.. are at a disadvantage.. they don’t know how to be hungry
p. 212.. by lunch we have a early afternoon we are poised to carry it out
p. 204.. elements of expertise from unlikely people.. here – rue and her noticing abilities.. starting to carry over to katniss
p. 209..  more expertise – boy from district 3 who sets up the mines
p. 220.. katniss knows there is a solution .. makes herself focus  – there is a solution to this, i know there is, if i can only focus hard enough
p. 236.. don’t hate the people hate the capital.. peeta – think of a way to show the capital they don’t own me. that i’m more than ust a piece in their game
p. 238 – rue’s connection to birds.. our connection to everything.., ray, i am
p. 239 – district 11 giving gift to district 12 – this is how we can make change happen.. boldness together, reaching past supposed barrier
p. 240.. when she feels unable, she sees prim watching her, and can’t not go on, then to jump start herself,.. katness talking to herself – detox
p. 241… no longer running.. no longer defense.. katness to cato – i’m right here.. waiting.
p. 242.. katness believes she can win.. and it’s not about knowledge or skill, it’s about her connections.. to people. esp rue at that point p. 311 – most of my life has been consumed by the acquisition of food, take that away and i’m not really sure who i am
p.354 ..  everything was about them,  not the dying boys and girls i the arena oh my.
now reading catching fire..
wasn’t going to add notes here.. i was just going to read..
p. 100.. what about the families.. the ones that can’t run away.. this isn’t just about saving us anymore (and I hear charters and et al screaming in my head) a
p. 111… when a sick or dying person is brought to her.. this is the only time i think my mother knows who she is
p. 122… i can’t let the capital hurt prim.. and then it hits me. they already have. (let’s wake up and listen to the youth around us.. to everyone.. what is more of a risk..? playing it safe is certainly not boding us well.)
p. 143… the disbelief of the chronically hungry..
p. 144… discontent was always there, of course, to some degree. but shat differed was that talk was no longer sufficient, ad the idea of taking action went from a wish toa reality
p. 205.. cinna – don’t worry. i always channel my emotions into my work. that way i don’t hurt anyone but myself
p. 253 – the mockingjay has come to symbolize so much more…  and i’m suddenly so afraid for him. what has he done? something terribly dangerous. and act of rebellion in itself…. don’t worry i always channel my emotion sin to my work. that way i don’t hurt anyone but myself.
p. 257 – how real are the tears? s this an acknowledgment that he has been stalked by the same fears i have? that every victor has? every parent in every district in panem?
p. 258 – and then it happens.. the vistors begin to join unbroken line.. first public show of unity among the districts since the dark days
and now.. mockingjay
p. 5 – some walks you have to take alone
p. 23 – re: in the arena. caesar – it costs your life. peeta – oh, no. it costs a lot more than your life. to murder innocent people. it costs everything you are.
p. 28 – i’ve got someone to tell my secrets to again.
p. 36 – in many ways, district 13 is even more controlling than the capital [is this not what’s happening in ed..? ie: waiver of nclb has more rules perhaps, and worse.. we’re believing it’s a setting free]
p. 90 – [this was probably one of the hardest pages for me to read in all 3 books. the most real. these hospice type goings on. all of us – talking to teachers and kids that feel like there is no way out, they have no choice – ] – the damage, the fatigue, the imperfections, that’s how they recognize me, why i belong to them. i begin to fully understand the lengths to which people have gone to protect me. what i mean to the rebels. my ongoing struggle against the capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been undertaken alone. i have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side.
p. 110 – therefore, his worth is not defined by a single element…. [so he focuses less on the single victories or failures]
p. 126 – i decide not to judge him without knowing more details  [chimamanda – the danger of just one story]
p. 241- all around the dining hall, you can feel the rejuvenating effect that a good meal can bring on. the way it can make people kinder, funnier, more optimistic, and remind them…. it’s not a mistake to go on living. it’s better than any medicine.
– mockin g  j   a    y
donald sutherland on hunger games
it has. it is.

sept 2014:

Even if it were true that these films were meant to vaccinate kids against the left, there’s no socialist state—or even highly programmatic, institutionalized left—for these young alleged individualists to react against: In the 21st century, it has yet to be built. Is it possible that a 13-year-old will read Divergent and develop a critique of the social safety net? Perhaps, but what’s more likely is that the same teen will gain a lens through which to understand the vast inequality around them. They might even get an idea that they could do something about it.


nov 2014:

mockingjay p 1


The #MyHungerGames hashtag is inspired in part by Donald Sutherland, the actor who plays President Snow in the Hunger Games series. Sutherland, who is 79, toldGood Morning America that he chose to be a part of the series because he wanted to end his life being “part of something that I thought would maybe catalyze and revolutionize young people.”

Sutherland said he hopes that young people will answer the call like the character Katniss Everdeen does in the films. “We’ve wrecked this world and, if you’re gonna fix it, you’ve got to do it now,” he said.


wednesday, april 18, 2012

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