I am currently reading the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins which is the sequel to the book The Hunger Games. I am really enjoying the series; I like how I can relate to some of the characters and how the writing keeps drawing me back in. A few of the characters are not the best though. I would be ashamed to introduce President Snow to my family because of his cruel and unkind nature.
President Snow is the ruler of a sick country, Panem, which watches people kill each other every year in the annual Hunger Games. Not only do these games consist of only children ages 12-17 fighting to death in an arena but the capitol city watches and makes bets on who will win! I do not understand how you could rule a country like this one.
The temperament of President Snow is absolutely awful. If he is unhappy it can result in severe punishment, which can be very painful, or in some cases even lead to death. “If the Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, had any brains, he would have blown you to dust right then. But he had an unfortunate sentimental streak. So here you are. Can you guess where he is?” he asks. I nod because the way he says it, it is clear that Seneca Crane has been executed. (Page 20) As you can see he can’t stand being outsmarted or out ruled.
As you can see President Snow is not the nicest of them all and maybe could use a little anger management. I would be Ashamed to introduce him to my family and am really happy I will never have to.