Compare And Contrast Katniss And Odysseus

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Katniss and Odysseus as Heroic Characters The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is an action adventure novel, and The Odyssey is an epic poem by Homer. Both heroes are pulled away from home and must risk their lives to come back home. The two heroes are Katniss from District 12 and Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. These two have their similarities and differences. Katniss and Odysseus are similar heroic characters in that they are both brave and clever, but their idea of selflessness is different, One similarity that both heroes have is bravery. Katniss shows this through her fight with the Capital. One example is when Katniss decides to nominate herself for the Hunger Games. Katniss has always protected Prim. After their father’s death, Katniss begins supporting her family. She keeps Prim’s entries into the drawing for the Reaping to only one. When Katniss's little sister is called to be placed in a hostile environment, Katniss volunteers in her sister’s place. Katniss…show more content…
Katniss shows this by climbing a tree since she knows that the Careers are too heavy and lacks practice climbing. ’’Why don’t you come on up’’?(Pg 182) She used this to her advantage by cutting a tracker jacker(wasp) nest on the Careers while they are asleep. This was considered clever because she took down a Career, and the girl tribute from District 4. Also, she created a plan to destroy the Careers supplies in the cornucopia. This was clever since Katniss knows that without those supplies the Careers would be more likely to lose in the Hunger Games. Odysseus had a similar idea, to defeat Polyphemus. He waited for Polyphemus to sleep so he can attack him with a burning stick.’’Lolling to one side and sleep took him like any creature’’.(Pg 765) As well as this, Odysseus was also clever by tricking the cyclops by saying his name was Nobody. This allowed none of the other cyclops on the island to come and save

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