The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Symbols

Suzanne Collins named her fictional dystopia after the Latin phrase, “panem et circenses,” which translates to “bread and games.” The phrase refers to a government’s ability to appease its people with trivial diversions rather than…

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Madge Undersee, the mayor’s daughter, urgently gives Katniss a gold pin to wear to the Hunger Games as her token. The pin depicts a bird that Katniss comes to recognize as a mockingjay, a…

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