Essay On The Hunger Games Challenges

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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins tells a story about a girl whose bravery changed the way people thought about their world. The three grueling challenges that the main character, Katniss Everdeen, had faced show what I believe to be challenging. The first challenge that I have chosen was when Katniss had to provide for her family by hunting in the woods for food. My second challenge that I have chosen was when Katniss and Rue began to form a bond during the games. My third challenge that I have chosen was when Katniss offered the Nightlock berries to Peeta. I have chosen each of these challenges because they all show the reader how the characters struggle to make decisions and how they have overcome the obstacles during these times.

The first challenge, when Katniss had to provide for her family, was grueling because she was only twelve when her father died, when her mother was paralyzed with depression, and when she took over the role of providing for her family. The reason why I found this so challenging is because at the age of twelve, all my parents had trusted me with was to babysit my two little sisters for two to three hours on a school day and four to six hours during school breaks-spring, summer, fall, and winter. I can’t imagine having to provide for them every single day for twenty four hours! So when I imagined Katniss having to …show more content…

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

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