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Essay Writing The Hunger Games
WRITE A CHARACTER ANALYSIS ESSAY

  • Using your notes, write about Katniss Everdeen as a character. You may include her personality and physical traits, how she sees herself, how others see her, what drives/motivates her to make decisions, and how she has evolved throughout the novel both within herself and her view of others.

You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about Katniss ‘s character. Use MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.
WRITE A CHARACTER ANALYSIS ESSAY

  • Using your notes, write about Peeta Mellark as a character. You may include his personality and physical traits, how he sees himself, how others see him, what drives/motivates him to make decisions, and how he has evolved throughout the novel both within himself and his view of others.

You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about Peeta’s character. Use MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.

Write an Expository Essay


  • Using notes, write an expository essay explaining how the narrator, Katniss’s presentation of events using flashbacks, character feelings, and Capitol feelings provided the reader with appealing events that captured the attention of the reader. You may include diction (word usage), character quotes, and inner thoughts of the narrator to explain the plot.

You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about the narrator’s presentation of events. Use the MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.


  • Using notes, write an expository essay explaining how the career tributes are deadly fighters in the arena. Use Capitol preparation, career tribute actions, and other tributes reactions to the career tributes. You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about Peeta’s character. Use MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.


Writing a Persuasive Essay


  • No, when the time comes, I'm sure I'll kill just like everybody else. I can't go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to... to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games," says Peeta.
    Does Peeta show the Capitol that he is more than just a piece in their Games? Or does he lose his identity and become a piece that is played in the Games? Defend your answer.



  • “Just the perfect touch of rebellion," says Haymitch "Very nice."
    Haymitch is the mentor and trainer for Katniss and Peeta in the Hunger Games. Is Haymitch trying to help Katniss and Peeta become conformists for the Capitol and carry out their Games? Or is he trying to help them rebel and act as individuals - something that he might have wanted to do?  Defend your answer.

  • Does Katniss conform to succeed? Or does she act as an individual to achieve success? Defend your answer.



Writing a Comparison and Contrast Essay


  • Using notes, write a comparison and contrast essay explaining the differences and similarities between the Capitol and District 12. You are to find quotes and information that distinguishes between the two. Use comparison and contrast words to help explain. You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about the Capitol and District 12. Use MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.




  • Using notes, write a comparison and contrast essay explaining the differences between Gale and Peeta in the Hunger Games. You are to find quotes and information presented about each character throughout the novel. Use comparisons and contrast words to help explain. You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about Gale and Peeta. Use MLA Format for parenthetical documentation.




  • Using notes, write a comparison and contrast essay explain the differences between Rue and Foxface in the Hunger Games. You are to find quotes and character information about each throughout the novel. Use comparison and contrast words to help explain. You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about Gale and Peeta. Use MLA format for parenthetical documentation.


Writing a Cause-and-Effect Essay


  • Using notes, write a cause-and-effect essay explaining how the actions of the Capitol effects the actions of the people in the Districts 1-12. You may include human misery, oppression, government actions, starvation, illegal hunting, hatred, no freedom, etc. and effects the actions of the individuals in the districts. You must cite evidence from the novel to support your statements about the Capitol and people of District 1-12. Use MLA format for parenthetical documentation.




  • The Hunger Games shows that television plays a very important role in society. Discuss how the televised games were received in the Capital. Discuss how the televised games were received in the Districts. How did people's actions change because they were going to be on TV? Did it make them try to be more "sensational" than they would otherwise have been? If so, was it really "real" or was it a simulacrum?




  • The Hunger Games shows that good leadership often requires morally questionable decisions and actions. Discuss 3 specific actions that the rebel president did or that Katniss did over the course of the books that was morally questionable. How did these actions contribute to their leadership?




  • Final Drafts must be typed, and you must adhere to the following requirements:




    • 12 point font

    • Times New Roman-only

    • Your Name

    • English 12

    • Essay title Place this info in the top left corner of essay

    • Month Day, Year

    • Create an interesting title. This needs to be centered, and it is placed after the Date

    • 1 inch margins

    • Double-spaced

    • Work Cited Page (MLA Style)

  • Do not use “you” in the essay!

Thesis statement is a brief summary of your analysis and a description of the central idea you will examine. The goal of the thesis statement is to provide a guide for readers. It should outline what you intend to discuss and provide a sense of the structure of your paper. A thesis also gives you an opportunity to grab the reader’s attention and as such, it should be carefully written, clear, concise, and interesting. Make a bold assertion, or ask an intriguing question.


A formula for the most basic analysis THESIS could look something like this:
In (title of poem/novel/play), (author’s name) uses (1st literary device), (2nd literary device), and (3rd literary device) to (show/criticize/explain/etc.) (some aspect of human nature.
Format
Write a five-paragraph essay
Introduction paragraph includes the thesis statement

Body Paragraph One: first main point discussion and citations

Body paragraph Two: second main point and citations

Body paragraph Three: third main point and citations

Conclusion: Recaps everything that has been discussed throughout the essay

NAME(S) ________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________DATE ____________________ PERIOD _______
MRS. HINTON ENGLISH II SCORING RUBRIC FOR HUNGER GAMES ESSAY

_______ Audience and Purpose

_______ Organization

_______ Elaboration
_______ Use of Language

_______ Formatting

_______ Comma Usage TOTAL POINTS ________/20




Audience and Purpose


Presents sufficient background on the work; completely achieves purpose

Presents background on the work; achieves purpose

Presents some background on the work; partially achieves purpose

Presents little or no background on the work; does not achieve a purpose


Organization


Presents points in logical order, smoothly connecting them to the overall focus

Presents points in logical order and connects them to the overall focus

Organizes points poorly in places; connects some points to an overall focus

Presents information in a scattered, disorganized manner


Elaboration


Supports reactions and evaluations with elaborated reasons and well-chosen examples

Supports reactions and evaluations with specific reasons and examples

Supports reactions and evaluations with reasons and examples

Offers little support for reactions and evaluations


Use of Language


Shows overall clarity and fluency; language is appropriate; makes few mechanical errors

Shows good sentence variety; language is mostly appropriate; makes some mechanical errors

Uses awkward or overly simple sentence structures and vague evaluative terms; makes many mechanical errors

Presents incomplete thoughts; makes mechanical errors that cause confusion


Formatting

N/A


At least 2 pages typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. type, 1” margins top/bottom, 1.25” margins left/right; header contains name/date/period on one line, then essay title, then three blank lines

Most of the formatting fits the description given in Score 3

Little of the formatting fits the description given in Score 3


Usage of Conjunctive Adverbs

N/A


Most conjunctive adverbs appropriately chosen and correctly placed

Several errors in conjunctive adverb choice or placement

Many errors in conjunctive adverb choice or placement



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