Character Analysis: Katniss Everdeen Vs. Percy Jackson

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Katniss Everdeen vs. Percy Jackson (Characters are depicted as they were in the first books of the series in which they appear.) This scene takes place in the Literary Hall of Fame Coffee shop on HERO day. Katniss Everdeen, with a double shot of espresso in her hand, bumps into Percy Jackson who has a large milk in a to-go cup for his friend Grover. The two characters bump into one another gently and as they are apologizing they have the following conversation. Percy: Hey, you’re Katniss Everdeen! Katniss: Yeah. You’re Percy Jackson. What are you doing here? Percy: What do you mean? Katniss: What have you ever done for others? You’re not a hero. Percy: I confronted Mrs. Dodds, a bully of a teacher who none of the other kids liked. Katniss: Using your innate…show more content…
Even though I don’t have any extraordinary abilities, I worked hard to learn to make and use a bow to provide for my family after my dad died. When my mom became depressed, my sister became my primary responsibility. I didn’t hunt for food in the forbidden zone to keep her alive all those years to watch her get killed on a reality T.V. show. I gave up quite a bit to make sure my sister had a good life. Percy: But you haven’t answered my question- how does helping your sister qualify you as a hero? You helped one person and it was someone you loved. It is not like you risked your life for a cause or to help a stranger. You did it for family. Almost anyone would do that. It doesn’t make you a hero. Katniss: I originally stood up to save my sister. I agree, that does not make me a hero. While I was in the game I became a hero. I worked to protect Rue from the group that was trying to kill her. Percy: I guess you have a point. Katniss: It wasn’t just that. I was mad at Peeta, and I didn’t even like him at first, but I risked my life to help him survive. I knew that only one person could survive the game and I helped others. Putting their needs above mine makes me a
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