Examples Of Responsibility In The Hunger Games

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Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive in daily life, Katniss demonstrates this by caring for her family, being responsible for Peeta and his actions and being responsible for herself and her own actions. The theme is first represented by Katniss when she has to take responsibility for her mother and her sister Prim by feeding them and taking as much care as she can of them. In the first chapter Katniss explains that her father had died in the coal mines when she was only ten.…show more content…
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
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