“May the odds be ever in your favor” is a phrase that would launch Suzanne Collins and her book The Hunger Games into a world of success. A reward of a lifetime: fame, money, food, clothes, and a house in the prestigious Victor Village is all waiting for the victor of the Hunger Games, but it comes with a hefty price. Suzanne Collins published the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy in 2008. After the novel’s worldwide success, it was later adapted into a motion picture by Lionsgate with Suzanne Collins serving as part of the developmental team as the co-writer in 2012. With Collins` influence on the script, the plot of both the novel and the movie are relatively similar; however, there are still a few key differences between the novel and the movie adaptation. Due to the immense detail the book is written with, there are several differences and twists that convey a different set of emotions to someone reading the book versus someone watching the movie.
Suzanne Collins` The Hunger Games tells the adventure of sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteered to take her sister Prim`s place after she was selected be one of district twelve’s tributes. Katniss is then forced to participate in a fight-to-the-death tournament against other children. The novel takes place in Panem, a futuristic country built after North America has fallen and been destroyed. Panem is governed by a highly controlled and rebellion fearing government. “While the Capitol is a place of riches, luxury, outrageous make-up, fashion, and marvelous technological advances the rest of the country is divided into twelve districts, each suffering from poverty that leaves its inhabitants living in destitution” (Alleva ). After a failed revolt by district th...
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... detail of allowing the viewer to be omniscient, knowing what is happening in the arena as well as in the districts. The novel and the film both have their similarities and differences that make each unique. The novel reigns supreme over the film version because it gives the reader a more complete sense of what the Hunger Games world is really about.
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