The Hunger Games

From Hero's Journey Text Set

Collins, Suzanne. (2008). The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, Inc.


Katniss is a young woman living under the rule of a government that has replaced the United States of America. One way in which this new government maintains order in the new society is to force each region to send one girl and one boy to compete in the annual Hunger Games. The events are similar to our Olympics, and are televised for the whole country must watch. Students will certainly have their imaginations captured by this strange new society and the cruel differences between it and our own.


Literary Theories:

Feminist Criticism

Marxist Criticism