In the story of the Hunger Games, the universal theme of the story has to do with systems. What contributes to this is the fact of survival because Katniss and Peeta worked together to win the Hunger Games. A GATE Icon which connects to the universal theme and its topic is Changes Over Time. The way that Peeta and Katniss worked together shows the system they both had together to win the hunger games. To add further information, the theme topic explains how they both survived. They had strategical ideas to win the games such as when they were going to eat the Nightlock Berries to make the game even so there would be no survivors instead of one but ended up with two survivors, both from the same district. The Gate Icon also adds further info because over time, Peeta and Katniss were getting more together by the end, and as part of Katniss playing along, they both decided to do what they did in order to make the game even. Therefore, this shows why the theme of the story relates to systems.
In the story of the Hunger Games, the main setting or the plot takes place on the arena in the capitol when the games have begun. The plot creates complications for Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark because they were both elected to be the candidates for the 74th annual Hunger Games. There is also another problem; that only one person can be crowned victor, therefore, they have to be determined to win. According to the article on page 148, it expresses that the tributes of the Hunger Games had to gather equipment from the arena in order to survive. In other words, in the plot, the main focus is about surviving with natural resources within the game. Another way this can be expressed is where it says on page 149, "There, resting on a mound of blanket rolls, is a silver sheath of arrows and a bow, already strung, just waiting to be engaged. That's mine, I think. It's meant for me." In other words, the setting affects Katniss by clarifying that there's a bow and arrow and it is a weapon she is useful for. This plot takes place in the rising action. About the scene, it seems like there will be an intense action going on between the tributes of district 12 and the other districts.