While many know everything there is to know about the world of the Hunger Games, there are still some who have no clue. This is a beginners guide to fill you in on everything you need to know before next weeks release on March 23!
All Rights are owned by Liongates/Summit Entertainment Group
Taking place in a post apocalyptic North America, in the story, a dystopic Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl who are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.
Katniss Everdeen is the 16-year-old protagonist and narrator of the story. Katniss is normally quiet in school and does not bother with gossipand social matters. She lives with her mother and younger sister, Primrose, in the poorest district of Panem, District 12, which is in charge ofmining coal for the Capitol. Her looks are typical for someone from the Seam (the slums of District 12): long black hair, which she wears in a braid; olive skin; and gray eyes. In order to provide for her family, Katniss began to hunt in the woods, just as her father had taught her. In the process, she becomes hunting partners and friends with Gale Hawthorne.
Peeta Mellark is the male tribute from District 12. He is described as being “medium height with a stocky build,” having “ashy blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead” and blue eyes. He is the town baker’s son and is talented in baking breads and icing cakes, which proves to be an unexpected asset to him in the arena, when he can camouflage himself effortlessly.
Haymitch Abernathy is a “paunchy, middle-aged man” who was the victor of the 50th Hunger Games. Back 24 years before the series begins, he became the victor for District 12, at the 50th Hunger Games. When he was 16, Haymitch was reaped for the second Quarter Quell, where four tributes from each district were forced into the arena.
Gale is an 18-year-old boy who is Katniss’s best friend and hunting partner. Like Katniss, he has black hair, olive skin, and gray eyes. His father died in the same explosion that killed Katniss’s father. While hunting, the pair combined their respective talents, his at trapping and hers at archery, to become a highly effective team. Their success makes them fixtures at District 12’s black market, the Hob, where they trade their illegal game for other valuable items.
President Coriolanus Snow The main antagonist of the series, President Snow is the autocratic ruler of the Capitol and all of Panem. Though seemingly laid-back, this hides a sadistic and psychopathic mind.
Cinna — Katniss’s stylist, responsible for her public appearance. After designing the spectacular outfits of the opening ceremony, which include igniting Katniss and Peeta’s costumes with synthetic fire, he nicknames Katniss, “the girl on fire.” Cinna is in his first year as a stylist for the Games, and he specifically requested he be assigned to District 12. His audacious designs immediately win over the audience in favor of the District 12 tributes.
Effie Trinket — A capitol-born chaperone who got stuck with District 12 in the Hunger Games, particularly to Katniss and Peeta, carrying out such tasks as drawing the tributes’ names at the reaping and escorting them to the Capitol. At first, she detests her association with District 12, trying to be promoted to a better, richer district. Effie later becomes attached to her District 12 acquaintances.
A post apocalyptic North America in an undetermined time is the wide setting for the first book and film.
The country that is set-up in North America’s place is called Panem. The Capital of Panem is also an important setting as this is where President Snow lives. The Capital is a place where over flamboyent costumes, entertainment and bright color are all the rage.
District 12, is important because this is where Katniss Everdeen, her sister primrose, and one of Katniss love interests Gale are all from and live before Katniss is sent to battle for her life i the 75th Annual Hunger Games !
The official arena is nowhere in particular, and it can be anywhere without human population. For example, in the 3rd Quarter-Quell, (the 75th Hunger Games) Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and all of the other members are placed near an island in a saltwater lake. The shore is far away so that contestants must swim to relative safety, those who couldn’t swim had a life belt used as a flotation device.
We Hope that this Guide helps in discovering the world of The Hunger Games. This is just the Beginning of our guide, as the guide will be updated throughout the next week leading up to next friday release ! Enjoy the rest of The Hunger Games Day at Film Lingo ! Comment Below
Sources: Liongates/Summit Entertainment Group, Hunger Games Wiki, Wikipedia