The Hunger Games: Book vs. Movie Essay examples
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The Hunger Games, the introductory novel in a trilogy book series written by author Suzanne Collins in 2008, is a young adult novel that surrounds a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen in a futuristic tale of a teenager who defies all odds when they are stacked against her. She is shaken to the core with sacrifice, adversity and danger when she finds herself forced to compete in a televised series of games where there is only one survivor. Not only does she want to live, but she has an incredible sense of responsibility to her family that she’s left behind. The film based off of the best selling novel, also entitled, “The Hunger Games,” premiered in March 2012. Director Gary Ross does a great job of incorporating the plot, setting and…show more content…
The film is set up with a sense of mystery surrounding Cinna’s character, which will most likely be developed more as the book series continues.
Another difference in the novel that’s significant is the Mockingjay pin that is given to Katniss by Madge, the Governor’s daughter once it’s known that Katniss will be participating in the Hunger Games. Madge is described as one of the few people that Katniss is semi-friendly with; otherwise she is described as a loner who only has time to do what she has to do to take care of her family. This comes as a surprise to Katniss, who had assumed that Madge disliked her. This is an important piece of the book because in the movie, Katniss finds the same Mockingjay pin at the local flea market, and it is given to her by the owner, a woman named Greasy Sae. The significance of the pin is never explained in the movie, and viewers are left wondering if it will play an important role later on in the film. The director and author make many subtle, yet evident changes between the novel and film, which can only be noticed if one reads the novel and views the movie. However, those that have are left questioning why the changes were made, and what to expect next.
As described in the book, each pair of Tributes is provided with a mentor who has won the Hunger Games in the past to help with strategy and to put together a game plan. Haymitch Abernathy, who was previously won a Hunger Games is appointed to
Compare/Contrast any of the books from The Hunger Games Trilogy with The Truman Show movie - Handouts, writing guidelines, graphic organizers, essay outlines, and rubric included! It's also aligned with the Common Core State Standards for writing and reading.
If you are looking for an alternative movie to use with The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and/or Mockingjay, try "The Truman Show." It is rated PG, but shares many of the themes and moral dilemmas as the trilogy.
My packet includes 44 pages of materials - including a very detailed teacher's guide. Pages consist of:
-previewing notes over the novel
-movie notes to use during & after viewing
-movie/novel comparison organizers
-movie/novel contrasts organizers
-character Venn diagrams
-setting Venn diagrams
-events Venn diagrams
-how to organize/structure your essay
-how to include supporting details and make essay contents cohesive
-essay sample outlines
-essay rubric: aligned with CCSS
-essay score card
Common Core Standards (College & Career Ready) practiced:
A simplified handout is included on my CD (which is being discontinued), so this is the only place you can find this particular lesson.
This product IS included in The Hunger Games Unit Add-Ons from the CD, but it is NOT in the Hunger Games Teaching Unit digital download because of size limitations.
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