Essay Comparing Romeo And Juliet And The Hunger Games

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“Here’s some advice, stay alive.” Haymitch Abernathy. These well-known words were said to Katniss and Peeta as they head into The Hunger Games for the very first time. This was told upon Romeo as he was banished from the city of Verona. The love that grows between Peeta and Katniss makes these two stories very comparable to The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, along with the violence of their time periods and the characteristics of the people. Beyond the bloodiness of The Hunger Games, characters could easily be compared to the cast of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Gale and Romeo are very similar in the way that they both thought that they found the one true love for themselves. Rosaline and Katniss eventually do not like either Romeo or…show more content…
In the Elizabethan times they beheaded people and did many other horrific things. In The Hunger Games they killed people by attack and using strategies. Katniss and Peeta were chosen to go into battle to risk their lives for their families and their people. As there were multiple Hunger Games throughout time. Which was different than Romeo and Tybalt who would fight in the streets for fun whenever they felt the need to pick on each other. As soon as Tybalt executed Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, in the streets was when things worsened for the family. Romeo decided to go after Tybalt and ended up killing him. Later on in the story when Paris came to visit the “dead” Juliet at her grave, Romeo killed Paris. In both of these situations one had to be smart about who they were going to go and kill, because it would change everything for them. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and The Hunger Games are very alike with their love, violence, and characters. There were many scenes of love in both of these plot lines that affected a lot of people. If these things did not happen it would be a completely different story that would make a different impact on the reader. Situations that are very different can also be very alike in different ways, when you are comparing the right

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