The Hunger Games

Matt Laur

Movie vs. Book

I felt that the movie was better. The book gave more details and was descriptive, but the movie depicted the entire scene. I also enjoy watching a movie more than painting a picture in my head through words. Suzanne Collins paints a vivid picture using her discriptive vocabulary in the book, yet I still feel the movie was better because it was easier to understand

The Book

The book depicted the theme as attampting to survive and keep humanity and keep your morales. The book showed people from each district chosen to compete in a death match for food. Everyone dies except for one winner and people lose humanity and there morales due to the stress. Katniss Everdeen keeps her morality by playing defense instead of offense and not killing anyone unless absolutely necessary.

The Movie

The movie kept the theme through Katniss, Peeta, and Rue. Katniss protected Rue because she was a young, innocent, and helpless girl. Katniss felt that she needed to be humane and protect Rue, which Latniss did her best to do. At the end, Katniss and Peeta say they will kill themselves at the same time so there is no winner and they keep there morales. They end up both surviving and winning the games and they also kept their morales. They represented the theme perfectly throughout the movie.

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss is expressed as a brave and daring individual. Katniss steps up and competes for her district with Peeta. Katniss isn't afraid to go her own path and she continues to do that throughout the book. The movie depicts Katniss in a very similar way. They both show Katniss as a very mental and physically tough individual that fights to survive while keeping what she believes in.