Katniss Identity

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Every experience a person faces can allow him to discover new parts of his/ her identity or cause multiple alterations in them. This is clear in the “Hunger Games” by Suzan Cowell. Katniss Everdeen, 16-year-old who lives in District 12, volunteers to be the female tribute when the name of Primrose, her younger sister, is chosen. Peeta Mellark, the baker's son who is in love with Katniss is selected as the male tribute. The pair then move to the Capitol, where they are transformed by professional stylists to gain popularity with the public, forced with 22 other tributes into an arena to murder each other, survive together by attaining public's sympathy and compassion as star-crossed lovers, and provoke rebelliousness in the other districts through their unusual and surprising victory. In the hunger games, three characters Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch are in search of their identities and undergo many events that shape who they are. Since page 1, the reader learns that Katniss’s life is difficult. For she is brutally protective of Prim. She volunteers to take her place in the Hunger Games as previously said. She is responsible for her family’s…show more content…
It was these changes in their thoughts and mentalities that allowed both Katniss and Peeta to survive the Hunger Games. Suzan wrote the Hunger Games because she was questioning certain aspects and religious matters of society that should be altered. She also questions the aspect of feminism and masculinity by giving Katniss the role of a “man” in society. Finally, she shows people the flaws of social media by which others pretend to be people they’re not (images) to convince society that they are built upon this image. As previously stated, Katniss and Peeta pretend to be fated lovers destined for one another, hence altering their true identities in front of the
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