District 12 and District 11 have a lot of differences. The fence is district 12 is old and not maintained. While the fence is District 11 is strong with barbed wire and metal plates, so you are not able to escape.“Towering at least thirty-five feet in the air”. P.55. They have watchtowers that surround the fence. Also, in District 11 the peacekeepers are very strict. They shot a guy for whistling Rue’s song. In District 12 Katniss is able to sneak under the fence without being killed. District 12 and District are very different.
In Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen shared evident similarities. If closely looked at further, a couple of differences can be spotted as well. Although one may notice a few differences between the protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, there are actually more similarities than one may realize, such as both protagonists conform to the dystopian society in the beginning but object to it in the end, both create alliances along the way, and they are both confused about their relationships.
Mythologist, college professor, and author Joseph Campbell came up with the idea of the Hero’s Journey, which had a big impact of literature, and still does today. The Hero’s Journey consists of four main parts, with more ideas under each part. These four parts are Departure, Testing, Fulfillment, and Return. Each part is a key aspect of the Hero’s Journey. In The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen goes through this journey. Katniss goes through each and every part, becoming a hero without even knowing it.
This change of thought and decision making is only natural due to the nature of the Hunger Games. A large giveaway that Katniss is making decisions that benefit her is the fact that was killing people in the arena. An example of this is when a group of “career” tributes (the tributes that have trained for the Hunger Games since they were young) and Peeta chase Katniss into a tree in an attempt to kill her. They decide rather than follow her up, they would wait it out until she had to come down. Instead of crawling down and accepting her fate Katniss notices a nest full of tracker jackers, which are genetically modified wasps with deadly poison, and decides to cut it down onto the group below her. This results in killing one of them and leaving the others severely injured and dazed from the
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 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
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
This quote takes place at the beginning of the story, and shows Katniss saying goodbye to her little sister, Prim. Katniss is about to proceed to the Hunger Games, and Prim wants her to actually try to win. In chapter three, on page thirty-six, the text states," 'I don't care if we're rich. I just want you to come home. You will try, won't you? Really, really try?' asks Prim. 'Really, really try. I swear it.' I say. And I know, because of Prim, I'll have to." This quote shows Katniss's perseverance. Prim has motivated her to reach the goal of winning the Games. This characteristic of Katniss's helps convey the theme of survival because without her perseverance, she would not have been able to survive and make it home to her sister. Her perseverance kept her going even when the times in the Games got tough. Katniss and Peeta have been through a great quantity of situations in the Games. At this point in the story, they have finally reached the surreal moment of winning the Hunger Games. In chapter twenty, page three hundred and forty five, the text states," '...Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark!' I give you---the tributes of District 12!' " Katniss's perseverance has paid off. She has become the victor of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games. If Katniss would not have persisted throughout the entirety of the Games, then she would have been killed off. This helps support the book's theme of survival because without perseverance, Katniss would not have made it that far in the Games. She would have not at all been able to go home to Prim. One needs perseverance to survive, which is why the character trait conveys the theme of the story. Therefore, Katniss's perseverance helps convey the theme of survival because without out it, Katniss would not have been able to survive in the Games. Without perseverance, she
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
In the book, Katniss states that she thinks of Rue as her little sister Prim, which made it even more difficult for her to watch her die when the boy from District One had killed her. Although this challenge may not have been difficult physically, it was difficult emotionally. Considering that Rue reminded Katniss of Prim, Katniss most likely thought of Rue as another little sister, another person that she grew to love. She was so distraught that she placed white flowers around her body, a symbol of rebellion towards the
Throughout the book, Katniss often makes it clear to both Peeta and herself that she does not reciprocate Peeta’s feelings, and wants nothing to do with him. There’s also the fact that the Capitol is forcing their relationship, since the moment that Peeta announced to the world that he was in love with Katniss during an interview with Caesar. The two are also told by Haymitch that he “... wants them together at all times. Not one second will two spend out in public without each other, got it?” (Collins 103). There is also the fact that the majority of their relationship develops during the Games, a time when they are mentally weakend and tortured by the Capitol. Their relationship and trauma go hand in hand, and it is impossible to seperate one from the
rebellion, who joins her friends and allies to lead a revolution against the Capitol and to
Mockingjay is a book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, also known as the girl on fire, who is still alive after her home was demolished. Her close friend, Gale has also survived everything the Capitol has thrown at their district, district 12. Her family, which is her mom, her sister Prim, and their cat Buttercup have also survived and are safe in district 13, along with the rest of the refugees. Peeta, who Katniss loved, has been captured by the Capitol and it 's killing Katniss on the inside. Also district 13 was real. The Capitol was trying to conceal the fact that it was there, but the refugees from the districts were rescued by district 13, and are now under their wing. A revolution has started, led by the rebels of the districts. While Katniss was in the Quarter Quell, district 13 saved her from the arena as a part of the revolution, which Katniss has
One of the largest reasons for Katniss’s survival would be her caring personality and how it is able to affect those around her. At this point in the book, District 12 had just started their reaping, which is a lottery of sorts and Prim has just been picked. The text states on page 21-22, “There must have been a mistake. This can’t be happening. Prim was one slip in a thousand…’I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’...In some districts, in which winning the reaping is a great honor, people are eager to risk their lives, The volunteering is complicated. But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.” Moreover, the evidence tells us that Katniss is a selfless person who would basically give up her life for her family, even though she will be forced to go the capital, where she will be used as a pawn in the Hunger Games. Furthermore,
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.