Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Literary Dinner Party


First I must give credit to Renee  for her idea of a literary dinner party and the rules. Check her out on her youtube channel, NEHOMAS2. Click here to be taken to her The 'LITERARY DINNER PARTY' tag.

Novels used:
-The Help by Kathryn Stockett
-The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
-The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
-Solstice by P.J. Hoover
-Divergent by Veronica Roth
-Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Rules:
-You must invite 11 guests.
-There must be:
1. One character who can cook/likes to cook
2. One character who has money to fund the party
3. One character who might cause a scene
4. One character who is funny/amusing
5. One character who is super social/popular
6. One villain
7. One couple - doesn't have to be romantic
8. (other member of couple
9.One hero/heroine
10. One under appreciated character
11. One character of your own choosing

Invitees:
1.Minny Jackson from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2.Haymitch from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
3.Mary Hightower from The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
4.Rhadamanthus from Solstice by P.J. Hoover
5.Peeta from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
6.Hilly Holbrook from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
7&8.Will and Christina from Divergent by Veronica Roth
9.Nick from The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
10.Aibileen Clark from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
11.Violet from Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Explanation for Invitation:
1.Minny Jackson from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
As a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi Minny cooks almost every day. “Except my kids, my cooking’s the only thing I’m proud of.” (147, Kathryn Stockett) The author has mentioned that Minny is a great cook and this only adds to point.

2.Haymitch from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Haymitch won The Hunger Games and with that came a lot of wealth. I’m sure that he would be happy to fund the party, I’ll just make sure there is alcohol. However, I think it would be awesome to talk to Haymitch while sober because he has had so many experiences in his lifetime.

3.Mary Hightower from The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
Number 3 was someone who might cause a scene. Now even though I picked this character I would also like to talk about my 6th choice, Hilly Holbrook. I picked them both because each character demands attention and expects people to see things their way. This might be nothing, maybe the characters could be friends, or maybe this might cause a major argument between the two.

4.Rhadamanthus from Solstice by P.J. Hoover
I chose Rhadamanthus or Rhadam for short as my funny or amusing guest because this character seems really happy-go-lucky. Rhadam overlooks Elysium, paradise of the underworld. I guess it would be kind of hard for him to be despondent. Not only that but sometimes it is the quirky people that really make you laugh and Rhadam fits that spot. “’Rhadam is a bit unusual.’ This turns out to be a huge understatement.” (137, P.J. Hoover)

5. Peeta from The Hunger Game Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
During Peeta’s interview before going into the arena Peeta earns the support of many Capitol citizens. Through his duration of time in the arena he grows even more popular among the districts aswell. Peeta is a kind and genuine character which makes me eager to meet him.

6.Hilly Holbrook from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Hilly is my villain choice because I’m currently reading The Help and I LOVE IT! But also because I’m sure Hilly would have a lot to talk about. But she would also have proper manners and curtesy. Not only that but as I talked about in my third choice, I think she might butt heads with Mary Hightower.

7&8.Will and Christina from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Why would you not invite them? I mean Christina is amazing because she is fun and energetic. The author probably chose to display her this way because she is the main characters friend. Generally, if the main characters like her, its likely that the audience members will too.

9.Nick from The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
*This paragraph may include a semi spoiler because
Nick learnt so much in Everlost and I would love to talk to him about his adventures but also how he helps the kids (spoilers coming à) and how he works against his love, Mary Hightower. That is why I chose him, because he finds it his mission to help the people find eternal peace even if it means sacrificing his chances with Mary. Is that not a heroic act?

10.Alaric from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
“Luke slewed around, excruciatingly slowly, it seemed, as if the knife left Valentine’s hand and flew toward him like a silver butterfly, turning over and over in the air. Luke raised his blade—and something huge and tawny gray hurtled between him and Valentine. She heard Alaric’s howl, rising, suddenly cut off; heard the sound as the blade struck.” (460, 461, Cassandra Clare)
            Just a little background on this book; Alaric and Luke are ware-wolves. As a ware wolf if you kill the pack leader, you become it. Luke is a pack leader. This is his first week and already Alaric is loyal. Alaric makes the ultimate sacrifice; his life. That’s why I want to invite Alaric or should I say Alaric’s ghost.

11.Violet from Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Before I talk about Violet I just want to inform you the Darkness Becomes Her is about people with a so-called “talent”. Violet has fangs. During this book the main character, Ari, is drawn to her mysteriousness and feels as though she can connect. That’s why, as the reader, I think I connected to her. However, I would like to learn more about her because I feel like she wasn’t fully developed.

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