Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Use the following journal prompt (from A Year of Journal Prompts) either as an individual writing assignment or to prompt a class discussion about the use of violence to promote peace.
• President Snow uses violence (the Games) to maintain "peace" and keep the district citizens from rebelling. Does this method work? Give examples of both how it works and how it doesn't work.
• Find examples from history in which other leaders or groups used the same methods to maintain "peace." Are the people truly at peace? Explain.
• Which character from the trilogy would represent Dr. King's vision best? Why?