The Hunger games, which is an introductory novel written by an author Suzanne Collins whose description of the girl Katniss Everdeen is of futuristic tale illustration and overcomes the odds that occurs to her. The comparison of the movie and the book of the Hunger games are portrayed in light of a totalitarian nation of Panem which is divided into twelve districts and the Capitol and in a descriptive future that is clearly dystopian.
The Arena is sown to be controlled by Seneca Crane and it is portrayed through the highlighting displays of the day`s kills, releasing mutations, and trying to hit Katniss with fireballs. Whilst in the film the depictions are majorly constrained and particularly under control as the Arena`s environment for instance is seen to have fire that impacts Katniss was intended to prevent the breach of the Arena`s perimeter by the tributes. The characterizations and the divergence in illustrations in the book and movie are to embed the importance of the story.
In the book, the cameras though not encountered or shown throughout the Arena are implied to be ubiquitous and on the other hand, the film has a profound show of focus as she addresses cameras directly with a salute after her tribute pay to Rue and a close up camera view as a camera is neared on her neck and she turns and views it.
Katniss`s state of mind, Katniss as is described in the book is so oblivious of the infatuation by Peeta that it makes the reader is contemplating screen play to the actual attraction directed to her. The book`s description of characters has hidden perceptions of their minds.
The hunger, survival is presented in couples of ways at so many levels. This is clearly focused in the book. Tributes are not only the dangers faced but also from starvation, fire, cold, injury among others. The movie on the other hand focuses on the interpersonal clatters.
The movie has a motivating feel as the action portrayed by Katniss is seen to have been derived from her experiences and this is actually not depicted in her narration of the happenings in the book
The perceived imagery of the sophistication in the gestures as shown by the gifts’ accompaniments such as the arrival of protective cases that actually have notes from Hayamitch Abernathy and they distinctively emit peal.
The oblivion of occurrences of events as shown in the book as Katniss narration skips the mentioning of Rue`s death as she didn’t have a chance of knowing the occurrence of the event unlike the movie which takes us through every scene and is shown and hence the culmination of the riot in District 11 which would have otherwise not occurred.
The quelling of riots after Rue`s death and the culmination of arrest of Katniss who had a part to play in the riots is spared the punishment of death as this might have caused further riots her being considered her a martyr after Seneca Crane is convinced by Hayamitch not to kill her.
Criticism of Careers 1, 2, and 4 as criticized in the book by District 12 is evident to Katniss she thinks of the criticism unlike in the movie her oblivion of the Careers and their origin as she thinks they only come from District 1, until she is told of Career 2, and total omission of District 4 and their Careers.
The film omission of the revelation of Peeta`s lack of sleep for the purpose of protecting Katniss shows irony as the book equally omits the portrayal of Clove who was seen in the movie sleeping with a knife yet Glimmer was narrated as to have been keeping vigilance on the night of the attack by tracker jackers. Another irony is portrayed in the killing of Marvel as it is shown in the book it was by a shot aimed at the neck that gave the killer blow and yet in the movie it is a show that ended with Marvel having a knife aimed directly at his heart that gave him instant death.
A more discrete presentation of Hayamitch who drinks himself silly, staggers to the car, mutters negative and derogatory comments, and pours a drink on himself before returning into the room is shown in the movie perhaps to conceal Hayamitch`s incident of vomiting and falling into his vomit as it is clearly illustrated in the book. This was while in the presence of Effie, Peeta, and Katniss who were watching a recap of Reaping and with the help of Katniss and Peeta he is pulled up and helped backed into his room.
The lack of awareness of Katniss and Peeta being tested by Hayamitch who advices them on how to stay alive yet it is portrayed in the book as Peeta gets a punch in the jaw since he breaks Hayamitch`s glass and Katniss stabs her knife in the middle of the hand of Hayamitch as he reaches for the bottle whereas in the film neither does Peeta breaks Hayamitch`s glass nor does Katniss throw her knife in show for her knife skills but only stabs between Hayamitch`s fingers.
The appearance of the characters in the film is illustrated with jive and they are portrayed as images admired because of their physical attraction for instance; Katniss and Gale have in the movie have a complexion that is fair and hair that is brown whilst in the movie they both have hair that is black and skin that is olive.
There is the description of Katniss which is different and is aimed to show Katniss as an elegant cute, and made to effectively show her beauty she is covered entirely tips of blue that represents the flame during ancient times also covered entirely in reflective gems of red, white and yellow and the book`s description is different as the film`s description as she has on a dress that is simple and red in color and flames or red in her dress is seen as she twirls for the audience and it is a spectacular view as she appears to be on fire during this as by the book`s description.
The name Buttercup flower was derived from a color Prim insisted of it being an exact match and on that is dirty, yellow in color as described in the book whereas the film has Buttercup as a cat that is black and white in color.
A match that complements Katniss and Gale`s relation is shown in different light as he startles away a deer Katniss is about to shoot and instead flushes quail and Katniss shoots one for a meal whereas in the book Katniss and Gale meet at their usual spot and share a meal and hunt and gather for food together.
The element setting of the Hunger games apart or movie is the social and political rhetoric of the source material or the book. The book display an elaborate realm of fantasy which has residents who are unequal in social class, distribution of wealth, and labor relations which is evidently prevalent. The movie also displays the brilliance of technology that the novel tends to avoid further scrutiny.
Collins, Suzanne, and Phil Falco. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic Press, 2008. Print.