"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

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"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hungry for Some Hunger Games?

I know. It took me forever to get these up. I was so eager to discuss this trilogy, and I'm already forgetting parts of the books! This only happens because I'm reading so much and so quickly. But I'm hoping you all will help me out here.

If you don't see any thing you want to discuss, by all means please add on. These are just a few things that I thought would be interesting to discuss. I'll give you a few days (of course, with my timing, who knows how much "few" means these days) to think things out, and then I'll begin answering a couple at a time.

Hunger Games

1. What do you think is the cruelest part of the Hunger Games?

2. Do you see any parallels between the Games and the society that condones them, and other related events and cultures in the history of the world?

3. What aspects of our popular culture (like Reality TV) do you see reflected in this story?

4. Do you think Katniss did the right thing to fight for the equipment?

5. When did you realize/believe that Peeta’s feelings for Katniss were real, and how did you feel about his feelings for her?

Catching Fire

1. What did you think about Gale and Katniss’ relationship after the games?

2. As you read, what did you think Katniss’ feelings were toward Peeta? Gale?

3. What were you thinking/feeling when President Snow was in her house?

4. What did you think about the Victory Tour?

5. Did you figure out Plutarch’s part?

6. What were your thoughts about the ending?


1. What did you think about District 13? Did you have any idea about it?

2. Did you agree with Katniss becoming the Mockingjay?

3. What did you think of the “Peeta development?”

4. What did you think of Katniss and Gale’s relationship?

5. Did you have any kind of hope in this book, and what was it for?

6. What do you think really happened with the children near the end?

7. How did you feel about the way things ended up?


1. How is the society of Panem like others you have seen in movies or read in books?

2. How did you feel about Katniss’ self-image throughout the trilogy?

3. Overall thoughts and feelings about the actions and directions Katniss’ relationships were with the competing males?

4. What would you have done the same or differently as various characters in the books? (Pick whatever character and situations you want to discuss here.)

5. Favorite part(s)?

6. Least favorite part(s)?

Character Thoughts










Mrs. Everdeen



1 comment:

Meredith said...

Sweet! I'm always happy to discuss The Hunger Games!