The Hunger Games Literature Terms

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The Hunger Games Literature Terms

Plot- the sequence of events in a story.

The plot for The Hunger Games starts when Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the annual hunger games after her sister has been chosen. Katniss and the boy from district 12, Peeta Mellark, both make it through the games without being killed. Once one of them has to kill the other, Katniss and Peeta rebel against the capital by threatening to commit suicide. Seneca Crane chooses to let them both live, which he gets punished for.

Protaganist- the central character in a literary work around whom the main character revolves.

Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist in The Hunger Games.

The antagonist for The Hunger Games is The Capitol.

Antagonist- A person or force who opposes the central character in a story

Dynamic character- A character who grows and changes during the story.

Haymitch Abernathy is a dynamic character in The Hunger Games. In the beginning of the novel he is a drunk, who has no hope for the tributes of District 12. Once he realizes that District 12 has a chance of winning this year, he changes and helps Katniss and Peeta find sponsers.

Static Character- A character who remains the same.

Primrose Everdeen is an example of a static character in The Hunger Games.She does not dramatically change during the book.

Climax- moment of highest emotinal intensity within a plot.

The climax in The Hunger Games is when the announcer announces that that two tributes can not win, and Peeta and Katniss threaten to commit suicide.

Flashback- A scene that interupts the present action to tell whathappened at an earlier time.

One flashback in The Hunger Games is when Katniss remembers the day that Peeta threw her the burnt bread.

Point of view- the vantage point from which the story is told.

The Hunger Games is told in first person point of view, and Katniss Everdeen narrates the story.

The writer's tone in The Hunger Games is mostly dangerous and emotional.

Tone- the writer's attitude toward his subject.

Oxymoron- A figure of speech in which opposite ideas are combined.

An oxymoron spoken in The Hunger Games is "Happy Hunger Games!"


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