You are to tell part of the story from the point of view of another character.
Firstly decide: who else could tell the story (e.g. Prim, Peeta, a Capitol viewer) Secondly: When in the plot are you setting the piece (before the first novel/film begins? during the film? after the films/books?) - if you like you can write based on after the last film.
You are to write the story/narrative in first-person. You can write on an event that is happening, or on the character's thoughts about an event that has happened. It is to be one full page and will be submitted for marking.
Focus on the feelings/emotions of the character and trying to write vivid, descriptions that create imagery and pictures in the reader's mind.
Some examples of what you could write on:
Gale hunting with Katniss before she goes into the games Peeta when he gave bread to Katniss when they were younger Prim watching Katniss in the Hunger Games Effie Trinket preparing Katniss and Peeta for the Games In the future, Peeta telling his children about the Games
SUZANNE COLLINS' INFLUENCES
Collins’s primary influence was Greek mythology, especially the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. She was also heavily influenced by the historical figure Spartacus. Choose either 'Theseus and the Minotaur', or 'Spartacus' and research about them. Dot point their story out.
Then comment on either how you think Collins used aspects of their story in the book or how she was inspired by them (1 paragraph).
ESSAY SAMPLE INTRO
The Hunger Games, set in a post-apocalyptic world where a single person tyrannically rules, highlights the importance of politics, power and love in societies. The political system in Panem is flawed and favours the Capitol over the rest of the nation. Power is misused and abused, with only the wealthiest being in control. Despite these two problems, love is still highlighted and and it is shown how it can prevail in terrible circumstances.
Create your own dystopian society (in your exercise book) You need
Define dystopia: "Utopian" describes a society that's conceived to be perfect. Dystopianis the exact opposite — it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.
Give your society a name
How did this society come into being dystopian?
What is the society like?
How is it governed?
Create a flag
Write an excerpt of a diary of someone living in that society (they might write about what their family is like, their job, their daily life (e.g. washing, cooking, playing with friends etc)) - 200-250 words.
Outline the country’s annual event
How are participants chosen?
What does the arena look like?
Obstacles that they might encounter?
Rules in place?
If you do a Utopia, flip all the questions but also look at - how does everyone corporate? - how is that enforced and sustained?
If completing as a group, you still need to write your own diary entry.