Wednesday, February 15, 2012


In addition to reading the Hunger Games, the Giver, and others. I read the loose trilogy associated with the Giver: Gathering Blue and The Messenger. While The Giver displays a utopian society, Gathering Blue portrays a dystopian one. Lastly, The Messenger aligns the two together.

Additionally, I read a realistic fiction novel by an Indian author, Swati Avasthi. The novel named Split, revealed a drama between an abusive father, a subordinate mother, and two contrasting yet brilliant sons.

Full Trailer

In this ISP, I want to compare the distinctions between literature and screenplay. The second trailer released of the Hunger Games is jaw dropping. I can't wait to watch this movie, and I cannot wait to do a comparative study.

The Giver

After the Hunger Games, I have continued to read. The Hunger Games presented a dystopian society through a first person perspective. So over the weekened I reread The Giver. I was mind-blown. This third person tale of a utopian society was extremely "satisfying" and still left me "craving for more." It will be one major book in my ISP studies.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Hunger Games Movie: 23 March 2011

I can't wait for this movie. The release date is set to 23 March 2012 and in perfect alignment with this ISP. I hope to enjoy this movie and make comparisons between the novel, movie, and the transition between a first person novel to a movie.

Why the Hunger Games?

Why did I choose to read the Hunger Games for this ISP? The Hunger Games is a fictional novel that in my opinion perfectly uses in the First Person point of view to convey emotions, thoughts, and underlying motifs. In this trilogy, author, Suzanne Collins, depicts the life of a young woman, Katniss Everdeen in her quest to protect her family from vices such as hunger and "the capitol." This popular trilogy includes the perfect mixture of romance, suspense, and plot changes to entice the reader at every chapters beginning and end. I hope to break down this trilogy, along with another to understand what makes them such popular novels among the many young adult readers.

The ultimate goal of this ISP is to analyze parallels between young adult novels and why they resonate within large audiences.

Major Differences in Point of View

As stated earlier, third person is used many times for larger stories in which it may be crucial to not overly view the thoughts of the central character. However, it is not unusual for authors to write in first person, past tense. This enables them to have a greater control on the central characters thoughts, emotions, actions, and limitations. Although it is not impossible to write in first person, present tense, it is not a method used by many authors because of it's challenge to be enthralling.

Point of View In Literature

First person and Third person point of views are the most common point of views in fictional novels. First Person is the use of language that includes "I-me-my-mine," spoken through the characters narrative.Third Person is a point of view that uses an outsider such as a narrator to depict the story. The narrator can be omniscient or limited (only entering the mind of one character). First person is always more intimate and can be fun if the narrator has her or his own prejudices or deficiencies to deal with. Third person would definitely be needed for larger stories, of those in which it is important to keep a little distance from the central character.