Hunger Games and Agriculture

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After reading the book Hunger Games, I learned agriculture themes in the book very from district to district. I will be honest as I had not read the book nor seen the movie before this class assignment. After reading the book and learning the history to the story and how the Capitol used control over the Districts and didn’t allow them to profit, benefit or prosper from their own natural resources – then tying all that to Agriculture was at first a challenge. Learning that many of the districts had no control over food and many people didn’t have enough to eat.
District 9's industry was grain, lots of farmland for grain. District 10's industry was livestock. District 11's industry was agriculture - orchards and fields of grain and cotton surround the district. Most everything grown is shipped directly to the Capitol. Residents generally being malnourished and underfed despite its focus on agriculture. District 12's industry was coal. It is one of the poorest districts, in all of Panem. Before Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the 74th Hunger Games, the district had not had a winner of the Hunger Games for twenty-four years since Haymitch Abernathy.
The basic facts of tributes and how their names were put into a lottery, then not fed nor trained equally prove that there was unfairness for food distribution, it wasn’t because district residents all didn’t know how to grow or raise food, they simply didn’t have the means, nor were they allowed to keep the food for their own families. However, some residents like Katniss had learned how to gather food. Knowing to eat tree bark, dandelions, hunting enough for her family and teaching her sister to care for a goat. For her being in the woods was rejuvenating, her skills with hunting, fishing and knowledge of plants/roots succeeded in her ability to care for Peeta and win the game.

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