The Hunger Games: Mockingjay By: Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

The author of the Hunger Games, was born on August 10, 1962. Mrs. Collins is an American TV writer and book writer, and is best known as the author of the (NYT) The New York Times and best seller, The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trio, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.

Genre: Scientific Fiction

The Setting

On a broad scale this is Panem, Panem is a future country of the ruined remains of the United States. Panem has took over twelve districts and a Capitol, which rules over the outside districts badly because of a poor stage rebel that happened more than seventy years ago. But on through the book settings changes as the main characters go to battle. This book opens with Katniss Everdeen, roaming through the destruction of her home, District 12. Katniss get's lead to District 13, the underground city that has threatened the authority of President Snow and the Capitol. District 13 is one of the most popular places in the book and where a lot of battles happen.

District 12

Katniss, Gale, and Peeta all grew up in District 12. This is the most poorest district of them all and in Mockingjay it is not there anymore. The Capitol took it over while Katniss was in the arena for the second time. Katniss got mad that it was gone because this is where her dad taught her to hunt so she could later on support her own family. District 12 always kept it's mines going all the time because, almost all of the men there worked in the mines and that is where Katniss and Gale's dad's died after a mine explosion.

District 13

Katniss moved her and this became her new home after the 2nd Hunger Games that she competed in. District 13 was believed to be destroyed by the Capitol in the dark days of the rebellion. After they were took over by the Capitol, they rebuilt the entire district way underground. District 13 is ran by President Coin, who destroyed the Capitol. Katniss now lives here with her mom, sister Prim, and Prim's cat Buttercup. This district is ready and alert for everything, they were prepared when Peeta warned them on TV that the Capitol was sending a bomb attack. They were able to set off a warning and got to the emergency bunker that was way underground.

The Capitol

This part is evacuated due to the news of the rebels coming for Peeta, and is where Katniss and the other rebels sneak in to try to save Peeta. They move quiet through the streets, trying not to trigger any booby traps. One time, they heard that Peacekeepers,(sorta like the police), were following them so they went into the abandoned apartments and hid until the Peacekeepers finally gave up and declared them dead. They were wrong of course, but it was better they thought that. Then Katniss and the team made it to Snow's Mansion and President Coin had taken over Panem. Shortly after Snow and Coin were both dead.

Snows Mansion

This is a place of horrible memories for Katniss. In book one, Katniss stood next to Peeta while he talked from his mansion right before her first Hunger Games. Katniss' sister, Prim, got killed in the mansion. After President Coin had taken over Panem Snow wasn't dead yet, she was wondering round the mansion and found where he kept his deadly roses with deadly fumes and where Katniss found Snow being held hostage. President Snow was a dangerous mean person and has a sick place for him to call home.

The Plot Summary

After accepting her role as Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen, along with her team, prepared to take their battle straight to the Capitol. While her goal is to take out President Snow. Katniss finds that her squad gets killed at the hands of either mutt or the police both. when they get in the Capitol Katniss finds out that there is another threat coming that could decide not only her fate but the future of all Panem.

Katniss Everdeen

The main character of the book. She is a mature and strong 17 year old that is providing for her family.

Peeta Mellark

Katniss' partner during the Hunger Games. He is held captive by the Capitol and is used against Katniss to break her so she will lose.

Gale Hawthorne

Katniss' best friend. He is the main reason for the whole war.

President Alma Coin

President Alma of District 13, is one of the main bad guys of the Capitol

President Coriolanus Snow

President Snow is physically not present, but he's mentioned a lot. He is mean to Peeta and Johanna, he uses finnick to get what he wants

Cinna

Katniss' stylist and one of her friends. He supports her all the way.

Rue

A small 12 year old girl taken from District 11, which is know as the agricultural district. Katniss and her is allies which is sorta like a team, after Rue warns her it's a set up.

The Theme

Mockingjays them is to be thankful what you have because you could lose it, Also, to give up something and stand up for what you know is right.

The Primary Conflict

The major conflict is between all of the districts and these two groups are fighting through the whole book and at the end the solution is that the rebels back off

"No matter what Katniss Everdeen will always be the face of this rebellion. Think of the Mockingjay, and inside her you will find that the strength and courage you need to get rid Panem of its leaders. This point, Katniss has made a big impact on the rebellion that her death could be great for the rebels as they move forward to try and take over the Capitol.

This may your life, Oh no. It costs a lot more than your life is you murder some innocent person. " It costs everything that you are." -CaesarFlickerman and Peeta Mellark on page 23. This quote gives you a thought about war. Even the winning side has a price to pay no matter what. Even if peace comes, Katniss an Peeta will have nightmares and flashbacks forever.

Vocabulary

  • 1. Charred- having been burned to affect color or taste.
  • 2. Obliterated- reduced to nothingness, destroyed.
  • 3. Incineration- the process of causing to burn to ashes.
  • 4. Venture- an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits.
  • 5. Swoop- a swift descent through the air.

Evaluation

When I read the book, I was somewhat disappointed, it was not like the other books. The book was kind of odd and they killed one of one of the main characters. The book was based on the size, and scenes felt like they where rushed as the scenes are choppy and out of order. Also, I can say the author provided for her arguments fine based upon the ending. Although, they should have went more in depth on certain parts, as in certain deaths.

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