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.
You have lost all hope. You feel like there is no way you are getting back up, and you wish you didn’t have to suffer anymore. Would you get up and try again or accept your fate? For Katniss in the dystopian novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, she had lost everything, but got back up every time to keep her family safe. For Tris in the dystopian novel Insurgent by Veronica Roth, she gave up entirely and wished she was dead, but in both of these stories, the authors used the mood of the reader and the protagonists’ actions to show that you shouldn’t let negative emotions control you.
Katniss is clever because she used her cleverness to survive and win their food supply. This makes Katniss similar to Rainsford because he used his cleverness to make traps too. Katniss can also be described as skillful because she knows how to shoot a bow very good hunt and make traps out of her resources. Katniss killed people with her bow and dropped a tracker jacker nest on people she also knows how to hunt for her own food. This makes Katniss similar to Rainsford because he is also skillful he knows how to make traps most people don’t. finally Katniss is a bold person she cares and will stand for what she believes .Katniss is also bold because she went out and risked her for peter when he was sick she could of let peter die but instead she was bold enough to go get some medicine. This is similar to Rainsford because he jumped of a cliff. Katniss experiences in THE HUNGER GAMES show that she is a clever skillful bold
Wikipedia, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Sparknotes’ articles about Harry Potter, all of them instantly a lie…remembering how Effie Trinket from in the novel Mockingjay had an empty look in her eyes while helping Katniss get ready for President Snow’s trial according to Katniss, I realize that I would react in the same manner if every piece of data in my mind was wrong. In the novel, Katniss Everdeen starts a revolution in her dystopian country, leading Effie Trinket to become a wanted outcast in her own society. Katniss not only destroyed the society (in this case, the Capitol) that raised her, but she smattered the “Capitol aspect” of Effie…which was almost all of her. Like Effie, my mentality would not be strong enough to immediately adapt
The personality of a person is what makes them who they are today or hundreds of years ago. People said that katniss is made up of a variety of personality traits. For example, she’s compassionate, independent, moral, responsible, unpredictable, and even sometimes she’s angry. Hercules is most known for being very self confident, but is also known for being crazy, and unpredictable because of Hera’s spell she casted on him people came to believe these things.
In the first installment of the Hunger Games series we are greeted to the character Katniss Everdeen. Katniss and her family reside in the lowly District 12, the coal mining district, where the felling of death and despair is a guarantee. After the death of her father in a coal mining accident Katniss must do whatever she must in order to ensure the survival of her family and herself. Directed by Gary Ross the film was both a critical and financial success.
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.
Katniss and Peeta develop a complicated relationship throughout the novel, and conflicts of interests, plus the entire nature of their relationship can be can be easily scrutinized, once closely examined. From the beginning of the novel, Peeta goes out of his way to care for Katniss, and at one point suffers phsical abuse from his mother in order to feed her a loaf of bread. “The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast 32 was clear, then, his attention back on the pig, he threw a loaf of bread in my direction. The second quickly followed, and he sloshed back to the bakery, closing the kitchen door tightly behind him.” (Collins 32). Katniss and Peeta also seem to have a codependent relationship, and both benefit from each other, represented best when Katniss hunts for food while Peeta collects berries; showing how both use their strengths to help each other survive. Above all, Katniss and Peeta can relate to each other, as they have both been actively thrown into a giant arena and are both fighitng for their lives.
This essay will critically examine on how the female figure is represented throughout a very “selective” media outlet (the film industry), and how society is depicted in the film medium. The chosen media text for analysis is The Hunger Games, a theatrical adaptation of the novel written by Suzanne Collins and directed by Gary Ross. The film is centred on Katniss Everdeen - a teenage girl who volunteers on behalf of her sister, to fight in the annual Hunger Games- and the male District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark, with whom she shares quite an intense past. Both characters embark on a journey that will test their physical and emotional boundaries, while being hunted by the other 22 competitors who all fight for the same objective: survival.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” All men are the same but once you give them power you find out who they really are. Men can either do good with their power or they can do evil with their power. In Animal Farm, Hunger Games, and Harrison Bergeron, it truly shows how power can either be for evil or for the good. Power greatly affects individual identity. When you have power everyone is not equal, you become a leader, and you start thinking of yourself.
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker
Feminist literary criticism’s primary argument is that female characters have always been presented from a male’s viewpoint. According to Connell, in most literary works, female characters often play minor roles which emphasize their domestic roles, subservience and physical beauty while males are always the protagonists who are strong, heroic and dominant (qtd. in Woloshyn et al.150). This means that the women are perceived as weak and are supposed to be under the control of men. Gill and Sellers say that feminist literary criticism’s approach involves identifying with female characters in order to challenge any male centred outlook. It aims at resisting traditional assumptions of gender (3). In doing so, feminist literary criticism examines how works of literature perpetuate or challenge patriarchal attitudes. In feminism lens, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins’ presents itself as a pro-feminist series It challenges gender stereotypes by presenting a female protagonist; Katniss Everdeen. The book has successfully challenged gender stereotypes by showing that men and women are equal. It is the societal constraints that do not provide a level playing field for both genders. Using Wollstonecraft’s book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman to analyze the Hunger Games this essay demonstrates how men and women are equal.
Katniss and Haymitch are not very good friends and they despise each other. He irritates Katniss by calling her “sweetheart”, and this anger Katniss. Although they don’t get along, he helps her, by communicating with her through the gifts he sends to her in the arena, and Katniss realizes that she and Haymitch are very much alike as they both understands each other. For example, he didn’t send her a water when she was dying of thirst. She realized that the only reason he wasn’t helping her was because she was about to find water, and she was right.
Katniss Everdeen is an average-height, attractive woman with blue eyes. She is of medium build and has medium-length black hair, which is mostly braided. At the age of 16 she volunteers as a tribute in order to save her sister from the annual hunger games. She is selfless, as shown by her sacrifice. She is also friendly and has a strong bond with her childhood friend Gale. She comes from the poorest district in Panem. That’s the reason she’s mostly poorly dressed. She is courageous and looks after her mother and sister, and later the little tribute girl, Rue. Katniss is strong and can be tough, although she is at times shy. She is intelligent and clever, as shown by the way she thought of climbing a tree, tiding a rope around her waist to be able to sleep without falling.
Suzanne Collins author of “The Hunger Games” designed Katniss Everdeen as the idealistic image of women in society. Her strength, skills, and self-control make her a figure of a woman perfect to match how our society wants women to be like and Suzanne wants that to stand out and make us think about it. Suzanne Collins wants to express how she thinks female should be like in everyday life and express that Katniss is much more than just a character, she is a message that is being sent to all the readers. Katniss breaks all the already established stereotypes by being able to survive, improvise and control herself in bad moments when even the toughest person would break apart.