The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a dark and poignant tale about a girl who learns the power of words, even in the direst of circumstances. It’s told in three parts: as an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow mentors Lucy Gray Baird, District 12’s female tribute from his pre-President days; during Coriolanus Snow’s presidency, when leading Panem has strained Snow’s conscience; and after he’s overthrown, when Lucy finds her true self through song.
What is the plot of the story ?
Lucy Gray is the District 12 female tribute. She lives with her mother, a coal-mining woman who lost her husband in the mines. The family has few possessions, and they live in a dank, poorly heated hut. Though Lucy is not aware of it at first, she is the sole heir to a mine that holds 14 percent of Panem’s supply of coal. Her mother’s voting record means that Lucy must compete for the chance to represent District 12 at the Hunger Games.
Who is in the cast ? What role did each character portray ?
The cast include Hunter Schafer , Rachel Zegler , and Andrew Wheeler . Each of these characters portrayed themselves in the movie. Hunter Schafer played the role of Lucy Gray Baird. Rachel Zegler played the role of Cornelia Baird, Lucy’s mother and a miner in District 12. She has never left her district and is not aware that she owns a 14 percent share in a mine called Coalmines . Andrew Wheeler Played the role of Coriolanus Snow, District leader in pre-President days and President Snow’s son. He mentors Lucy before he becomes wealthy
What are the difficulties they face ?
The most significant difficulty is the fact that Lucy and Hunter have never met. Hunter lives in the capital, whereas Lucy lives in District 12, so they know very little about each other. They must convey a deep friendship and understanding to the viewers of the film . Another difficulty is that Coriolanus Snow is the district leader and he needs to mentor Lucy before he becomes president. During the game, it becomes difficult for him to be his true self as a mentor. In addition to these difficulties, Coriolanus Snow feels guilty about being president and thus neglects Lucy .
What are the themes ?
The themes are injustice, greed, and corruption. The injustice theme is reflected in District 12 , where there is a great disparity between the rich and the poor. There are many scenes in which the audience sees people who have lost their possessions, including their homes . The greed and corruption themes are reflected when Snow’s mentor dies because of the President’s greed for coal and Snow’s subsequent greed for power .
Who is the antagonist ? What are its motives ?
The antagonist is President Coriolanus Snow. His motives are to protect Panem and remain in power. He manipulates the game to ensure that District 12 has fewer tributes and will be able to afford a decent living for the whole district . The climax is when Snow manipulates the game with his son’s help. It shows how hard it is for Lucy and Snow to pretend that they have a close relationship during the games. Both of them lose their true selves while they try to gain something from each other . As a result, they lose trust in each other.
What are the epic scenes ?
Epic scenes include the death of Snow’s mentor. The audience sees that there is a coal mine and that a 14 percent share is available . Coriolanus Snow takes Lucy to visit his mentor, who just died in an explosion because he wasn’t strong enough to hold the coal. As soon as Lucy gets home, her mother says that her father has passed away and suggests that Coriolanus Snow should be her new mentor .
Who is the most loved character ?
The conflicts include Snow’s affection for Lucy and his passion to control her. He wants to control her, but he also wants to protect her and fix the injustice in District 12. Another major conflict is that Snow’s love and affection for Lucy is a conflict with his greed to become president. This conflict ultimately leads him to send his own son, Oren, into the games as a tribute . The most disliked character is President Coriolanus Snow. He manipulates the game, and thus shows his strong greed for power. He is a terrible president because he creates conflicts among people and destroys the lives of both them and their families .
Would you recommend watching this ?
I recommend watching the film because I find it inspiring. The story is a classic tragedy that is set in a young age and tells about how our life is all too short . Thanks for reading !
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