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UNDERSTANDING DEEPER MEANINGS (continued). THE HUNGER GAMES. LAYERED MEANINGS (example). Capitol: the Capitoline Hill of Rome; Capitolium (a Roman temple); Capitol as a legislative building.

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layered meanings example
LAYERED MEANINGS (example)
  • Capitol: the Capitoline Hill of Rome; Capitolium (a Roman temple); Capitol as a legislative building.
  • Play on words: homophone (sound-alike) of a capital [city], capital as something major, and capital as wealth.
katniss s mythological prototype
Katniss’s Mythological Prototype

Artemis

  • In Greek mythology, the goddess of hunt and wilderness.
  • Proud and militant.
  • Virgin by choice.
  • Protector of young girls.
  • Usually represented with a bow and arrows.
characterization and the plot
Characterization and the Plot
  • How are the characters created in the novel, with what means?
  • Is Katniss a reliable or an unreliable narrator? Why?
  • How is foreshadowing formed?
  • Are your reader’s expectations confirmed or challenged as the plot progresses?
irony sarcasm satire
Irony, sarcasm, satire
  • What instances of irony (verbal, situational, dramatic) are there in the novel?
  • Does the author resort to sarcasm? To what effect?
  • Does the novel contain satire?
natural vs artificial
Natural vs artificial
  • Colours.
  • Clothes.
  • Food.
  • Natural and imitation feelings.
  • Real people fighting mutts.
  • High-tech arena vs a handful of berries.
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