Haymitch Abernathy Character Analysis

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In the dystopian novel,The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, the theme set is,”Keep your self control.”This is because the character Haymitch Abernathy is a alcoholic that is intoxicated most of the time to cope with the trauma, and remorse that the Hunger Games affected him with when he was a tribute, but can control his addiction when necessary. Some of his character traits that help to better develop and progress the theme include having self control, being incredibly smart, and being cunning. To begin, the first character trait that Haymitch Abernathy shows that develops the theme is having self control,which means that he drinks the pungent, and putrid drink that is alcohol, but he can stay sober in times of need like when mentoring…show more content…
In this excerpt from the novel it clarifies that Haymitch is a very clever and intelligent person that outwitted his fellow tributes in the games. “He outsmarted the others.” The quote explains the intelligence that Haymitch possesses gave him an advantage with outwitting the rest of the tributes. Moreover, it proves that he is more than capable of surviving the games. Another quote to further provide evidence explains how Haymitch uses his common sense and experience to help Katniss justify her innocence to the Capitol after her act of defiance,which is why they made her more girly to look more vulnerable. “Listen up. You’re in a lot of trouble. Word is the Capitol’s furious about you showing them up in the arena. The one thing they can’t stand is being laughed at and they’re the joke of Panem.” This excerpt brings forward the concept that because of Haymitch’s experience he knows what peeves off the Capitol and how to prevent it all. Furthermore, because of everything that Haymitch has witnessed firsthand and because of all of the trauma he would know what would be going on with the Capitol. To put in a nutshell, the second character trait that Haymitch possesses that helps develop the theme is his incredible
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