hunger games – Catching Fire

 

Background
In the country Panem, there are 12 districts. Each district has to produce two tributes, a boy and a girl, to fight to the death as the punishment of rebelling against the capital 74 years ago. This punishment is called the hunger games, where only a lone victor can arise. In the 74th hunger games, Katniss Everdeen and Peta Melark, both from District 12 fell in love during the games and defied the Capitol by both of them provoking the Capitol that they were going to suicide; so the Capitol would not have a victor. A victor was essential to the capitols citizens, and so they allowed it, making Katniss and Peta indirectly rebelling against the Capitol. In the quote, it says, “District 12 of all places” The background information for this is of the 74 years of hunger games, only four have arrived victorious. District 12 was always considered a harmless weak and pathetic district.

“‘And if a girl from District Twelve of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to stop them from doing the same?… What is to prevent, say, an uprising?'” -President Snow, p. 21

I picked this quote because it shows what impact someone can have both in the book and real life. To what I interpret, it says that no matter where you come from or whom you are, you always have the opportunity to make a difference.

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3 thoughts on “hunger games – Catching Fire”

  1. Eshaan, your content is fine here, but your presentation is flawed. Write a *single* paragraph. Begin by identifying the author and title, and setting up the quotation. Then give the quotation, set off in a block whose left-hand margin is indented, with the page citation at the end, in parentheses. Then the paragraph closes with your explanation of why the quotation is significant. Refer to the “Independent Reading Journals” page for further details.

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  2. I liked the context you gave, it really makes us understand what’s this book about. The reason why you choose the quote is well detailed.
    I see there’s only 1 writing, you need to have 4! Try to work in it, you do have good writing skills though.

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  3. Nice Reflection Eshaan. I liked the introduction that you gave about the book, it was really detailed. One thing that you could do to get your reflection better was getting a little more detail in why you choose this quote, on the other hand, nicely done!

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