An Essay About Katniss Decision Making

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In the first installment of the Hunger Games series we are greeted to the character Katniss Everdeen. Katniss and her family reside in the lowly District 12, the coal mining district, where the felling of death and despair is a guarantee. After the death of her father in a coal mining accident Katniss must do whatever she must in order to ensure the survival of her family and herself. Directed by Gary Ross the film was both a critical and financial success. In the beginning of the movie many of the choices Katniss makes are in order to ensure her families survival. The major decision that Katniss makes for her family is volunteering as a tribute in place of her younger sister, Prim. She made that decision so her younger sister, who was 12 at the time, would not have to fight for her life in the Hunger Games. Although this choice is major and is very prominent in the beginning, there are other choices that are make that show her determination to help her family survive. Another …show more content…

This change of thought and decision making is only natural due to the nature of the Hunger Games. A large giveaway that Katniss is making decisions that benefit her is the fact that was killing people in the arena. An example of this is when a group of “career” tributes (the tributes that have trained for the Hunger Games since they were young) and Peeta chase Katniss into a tree in an attempt to kill her. They decide rather than follow her up, they would wait it out until she had to come down. Instead of crawling down and accepting her fate Katniss notices a nest full of tracker jackers, which are genetically modified wasps with deadly poison, and decides to cut it down onto the group below her. This results in killing one of them and leaving the others severely injured and dazed from the

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