The word desensitization means (in my own words) less sensitivity. The author express this theme in this novel by telling Katniss feelings and showing her emotions. The way the author told Katniss feelings made it look like she feel this way but she doesn’t care. If you read the book and haven’t seen the movie, you will be looking at a different perspective. In the book Katniss look like a shy girl that is mean to some people, but in the movie she is different.
Is it not common for people to be controlled by others? For freedom to be taken away from their lives and not giving them the rights they deserve? The book Anthem and the film the Hunger Games are known as dystopian novels. Ayn Rand, the author of Anthem writes stories like these to catch the young audience's attention. Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games as another dystopian novel where people are not granted their freedom either. Teens around the world are beginning to enjoy novels like Anthem and The Hunger Games because they can relate to them. They feel like they are being controlled and always told how to live their lives. Wear this, don’t say that, don’t do that, these novels and films can relate to how these teens are feeling.
rebellion, who joins her friends and allies to lead a revolution against the Capitol and to
Peeta’s development throughout The Hunger Games, due to the manipulation of his thoughts and memories, affecting his sense of truth and reality, could be said to embody aspects both rationalism and empiricism. The implantation of false memories that drastically counter what he had originally believed and his conviction to those beliefs before his time integrated within District 13, over which the effect of the experimentation are to some extent reversed, have the potential to be argued as either resulting from experience or from a preinstalled concept of an ultimate truth within his brain
She starts off as a well-respected female in her district despite the fact she’s poor. Her hamartia of caring too much about other’s survival leads her to her downfall where she volunteers to risk her life in the Panem Games for her sister during the Reaping. Again relating back to Aristotle, her downfall has a great impact on her family because they will struggle in privation alone without Katniss to help. Even throughout the game, Katniss relentlessly sacrifices her own safety to ensure that Peeta was safe. When Peeta gets a serious wound from a sword stab, Katniss’s tragic flaw forces her to go out of hiding and obtain medicine, leading her to her downfall of almost getting killed by another
Katniss had to be responsible for keeping her family and friends safe and alive, but she also had to take care of herself. In chapter eleven the Hunger Games had began and Katniss left behind the bow that was supposed to “belong to her”. She knew that there was no way she could have survived without it, but she also knew that it was her fault and she had to survive without it. In Chapter 13 Katniss was being “chased” by a fire and fire balls were being thrown at her. She got severely burned and couldn’t do much at all so she had to fix her own leg because there was no one else to help her. In chapter eighteen Katniss tells her seIf “‘Now you have to sit up, Katniss. Now you have to drink water, Katniss.’” and “‘Now you have to sort the packs, Katniss.’” If she had not told herself what to do she would have most likely died. If Katniss wasn’t responsible for herself and her actions she most likely wouldn’t have won the Hunger
In the beginning of the movie many of the choices Katniss makes are in order to ensure her families survival. The major decision that Katniss makes for her family is volunteering as a tribute in place of her younger sister, Prim. She made that decision so her younger sister, who was 12 at the time, would not have to fight for her life in the Hunger Games. Although this choice is major and is very prominent in the beginning, there are other choices that are make that show her determination to help her family survive. Another
Katniss, because she is poor and does not have a lot of food or money has to go out into the woods and hunt for her food to bring home and if she has some left over she will go trade it for something else she needs at the “Hob” or their version of the “Black Market”. Furthermore, the “Silent Salute” is also another way to show District Twelve’s survival while keeping their humanity and dignity as a sign of respect to Katniss and to the capitol. The last theme that moves the book along is making sacrifices. Peeta is an example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. Peeta saw that Katniss was hungry so he purposefully burned his bread so that he could feed Katniss. Peeta and Katniss are not related but only friends that bareilly know each other. Rue is another example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. When Katniss saw Rue hiding behind a tree because she was scared that she was going to get killed in the arena, Katniss tried to make her not scared. Rue saw that Katniss was also afraid of getting killed and Rue helped protect Katniss and visa-versa. Katniss has also allied with her crush Gale. Gale has made a lot of sacrifices for Katniss. One of those sacrifices is
The theme of the dystopian novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is survival. Katniss Everdeen is the epitome of this theme; her disposition luckily possesses all of the attributes needed to survive. Katniss displays the theme of survival because she is resourceful, has integrity, and has perseverance.
In addition she uses Katniss Everdeen (a dynamic character from the popular movie “The Hunger Games”) as a symbol of inspirations to young teen who endure but never talks. Throughout the article, Gay use the appeals of ethos, logs and pathos to successfully shape her argument of literature being a stepping tool for young adults to overcome many obstacle. Which effectively cause the reader not to question her validity of this article. Although the struggles that Katniss was encumbered with were way worse that her own, she was able to survive through her strength and constant
In the first paragraph Katniss says,” How could I leave Prim, who is the only person in the world I’m certain I love?” Katniss is certain she loves Prim. Katniss is pretty much Prims mother at this point, because she takes care of her and hunts for her. In the following paragraph Katniss says, “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!” When Katniss realized that it was Prim that was called she immediately said that. Katniss loves Prim so much that she put herself in danger just to save her. At that point in the book, Katniss would rather die than to watch Prim have to go into the Hunger Games. In many of the chapters of The Hunger Games people say, “ May the odds be ever in your favor.” In this case, the odds were not in the Everdeen’s favor. With Prim’s name being called when there was only one of her names entered in the Reaping. Those are examples of why the theme is your love for others can make you happy in even the worst of
Through everything the ruthless government throws at her, she fights off because through her actions she has proven to be the face of hope for all to look up to. Katniss has embodied the role of a leader for a long time . "Her grit, roughness and decency, serve as a rebuke to the Capitol... Katniss personalizes -- humanizes -- the fight. That humanity is crucial to her evolution as a classic charismatic revolutionary hero. She 's the one who embodies, articulates and justifies the battle" (Dargis 2). Indeed this statement makes a major point that Katniss humanizes the violence set out to destroy her, and it is her personality and nature that prove her to be an able body to look up to for hope. Another embodiment of hope she holds is her wise instincts. “Who is continually figuring out how to outwit her oppressor and secure her family’s survival” (Skinner 3). Katniss has always held a keen insight into how the minds of the leaders in the Capital work, which has lead her to develop fierce instincts; another trait exemplified in a hero. Not only does Katniss use her emotion to create hope she uses her physical capability as well. "From the time of her father 's death in a coal mine explosion, Katniss works to fight this injustice done to her family" (Hansen 1). It is true that Katniss fights for injustice in her family, but another outstanding characteristic is that
The first challenge, when Katniss had to provide for her family, was grueling because she was only twelve when her father died, when her mother was paralyzed with depression, and when she took over the role of providing for her family. The reason why I found this so challenging is because at the age of twelve, all my parents had trusted me with was to babysit my two little sisters for two to three hours on a school day and four to six hours during school breaks-spring, summer, fall, and winter. I can’t imagine having to provide for them every single day for twenty four hours! So when I imagined Katniss having to
The Hunger Games is a fairly popular and typical tale that includes a heroine, courage, and bravery. This story can be read or watched through many different lenses such as a Marxist lens, feminist lens, or even an archetypal lens. Through these lenses one can see as a reader or viewer that this is not just a story that fits into one category, but one that can fit into many. Using the Marxist and feminist lenses a viewer can gain a great depth of knowledge into The Hunger Games story itself.
Throughout The Hunger Games Mr. Everdeen, Katniss’ father, illustrates a dystopian society. He accomplishes this theme through his home, employment, death, skills, actions, and affects on other characters. The main elements of a dystopia that are expressed by the father are totalitarian government, urban setting, and isolation of characters. Katniss’ father formulates the theme of a dystopian society by uniquely presenting these three elements.