Mar 5, 2012

The Hunger Games: Panem and The Capitol

I've been waiting for this month for awhile now.  The Hunger Games movie will be released.  To celebrate that, I am going to be reviewing the districts and the characters.  This is a basic overview and this information isn't mine, but stuff I've found on the web.  There are some other things I have planned, but that will be revealed later.  The Write Obsession is also celebrating with me, so check her blog out as she will have some things on there too.  Lan did a post on The Hunger Games Month Kickoff that you should check out.

The nation of Panem was established during an unknown time period following the destruction of modern civilization. It is situated primarily on the western side of North America, and the Capitol is located in an area formerly known as the Rocky Mountains.

Panem is run by a single-party dictatorship that appears to be led by President Snow. It appears to be the dominant society in North America, and no other nations or civilized societies beyond Panem have been mentioned, so it is unknown if any exist at all.

The name Panem derives from the Latin phrase panem et circenses, which literally translates into 'bread and circuses'. The phrase itself is 'used to describe entertainment used to distract public attention from more important matters.'

In Panem, the rules are harshly enforced. After The Dark Days, a cruel game known as The Hunger Games was invented.

If you want to learn more about Panem, check out, The Hunger Games Wiki. It tells  you more history and about the Rebellions.

The Capitol of Panem is a fortress city where the wealthy and powerful people of the nation reside. Not only are the Games controlled from this point, but so are the twelve (previously thirteen) districts. The Capitol is a dictatorship that was run by President Snow before his death. It is also the only major city to be mentioned. It is thought to be located in the northwestern section of the former United States of America, seemingly in the Rocky Mountains.

It is known for its lamb stew and hot chocolate. The Rockies also acted as a natural barrier and proved useful for the Capitol, allowing their air forces to bomb the rebels attempting.


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1 comment:

  1. Awesome Tammi! I can't wait to read the rest of your features!


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