Katniss is very poor which makes training for the Hunger Games very difficult for her. Unlike her opponents in other districts who train their whole lives for the Games. However, overall she proves to the city and district that she is a tragic hero through her self-sacrifice that led to victory.
When Katniss Everdeen the main character of the story is faced with the challenge of the Hunger Games she most overcome many challenges. One of which is the Setting. The setting takes place in a completely manipulatable arena. In this arena the controller can shoot fire ball, change the weather, drain rivers, poisoned berries and even create human like dogs. Katniss is challenged with all of this during her time in the arena. With all of these conflicts Katniss is able to win the games. This relates to my quote because Katniss had to adapt to having to go to the hunger games. She accepted what had happened and made the best of
Is it not common for people to be controlled by others? For freedom to be taken away from their lives and not giving them the rights they deserve? The book Anthem and the film the Hunger Games are known as dystopian novels. Ayn Rand, the author of Anthem writes stories like these to catch the young audience's attention. Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games as another dystopian novel where people are not granted their freedom either. Teens around the world are beginning to enjoy novels like Anthem and The Hunger Games because they can relate to them. They feel like they are being controlled and always told how to live their lives. Wear this, don’t say that, don’t do that, these novels and films can relate to how these teens are feeling.
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
She starts off as a well-respected female in her district despite the fact she’s poor. Her hamartia of caring too much about other’s survival leads her to her downfall where she volunteers to risk her life in the Panem Games for her sister during the Reaping. Again relating back to Aristotle, her downfall has a great impact on her family because they will struggle in privation alone without Katniss to help. Even throughout the game, Katniss relentlessly sacrifices her own safety to ensure that Peeta was safe. When Peeta gets a serious wound from a sword stab, Katniss’s tragic flaw forces her to go out of hiding and obtain medicine, leading her to her downfall of almost getting killed by another
The theme of the dystopian novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is survival. Katniss Everdeen is the epitome of this theme; her disposition luckily possesses all of the attributes needed to survive. Katniss displays the theme of survival because she is resourceful, has integrity, and has perseverance.
Katniss Everdeen is introduced as having a prickly demeanor, but practical nature. Evidence towards this is shown on the first page of the novel when Katniss thinks back to when she attempted to drown a cat because “the last thing I needed was another mouse to feed.” (Collins 3). The significance of this statement arises from its reality, in the context of District 12’s condition, which provides insight into the overall condition within District 12. The grim condition within District 12 provides context for Katniss’ motivations and relatively apathetic mindset, considering she is stuck in a society where events like starvation are incredibly common. Collins’ uses context in both a broad and specific sense to explain her protagonist’s nature. The broader condition in Panem provides significance for her apathy because government oppression has forced her District to face challenges like starvation daily. Due to living in these conditions, her character would not experience the same emotions as those who “turn up their nose at a good leg of wild dog.” (Collins 11) because Katniss cannot afford this luxury. In specific context to Katniss, as the story progresses the reader learns the leading role for her absent emotions is the death of her father. In a society where handouts and support programs are nearly nonexistent, Katniss was forced into the role of primary caregiver for her family. Consequently, she had to do whatever it took for her remaining family to survive, meaning no room for emotions to distract or weaken her on this goal. The author shows that Katniss is not devoid of emotions but, rather, utilizes apathy to dull her emotions and to aid herself. Evidence that Katniss is purposefully hiding her emotions is shown at the reaping ceremony after
Through everything the ruthless government throws at her, she fights off because through her actions she has proven to be the face of hope for all to look up to. Katniss has embodied the role of a leader for a long time . "Her grit, roughness and decency, serve as a rebuke to the Capitol... Katniss personalizes -- humanizes -- the fight. That humanity is crucial to her evolution as a classic charismatic revolutionary hero. She 's the one who embodies, articulates and justifies the battle" (Dargis 2). Indeed this statement makes a major point that Katniss humanizes the violence set out to destroy her, and it is her personality and nature that prove her to be an able body to look up to for hope. Another embodiment of hope she holds is her wise instincts. “Who is continually figuring out how to outwit her oppressor and secure her family’s survival” (Skinner 3). Katniss has always held a keen insight into how the minds of the leaders in the Capital work, which has lead her to develop fierce instincts; another trait exemplified in a hero. Not only does Katniss use her emotion to create hope she uses her physical capability as well. "From the time of her father 's death in a coal mine explosion, Katniss works to fight this injustice done to her family" (Hansen 1). It is true that Katniss fights for injustice in her family, but another outstanding characteristic is that
One of the largest reasons for Katniss’s survival would be her caring personality and how it is able to affect those around her. At this point in the book, District 12 had just started their reaping, which is a lottery of sorts and Prim has just been picked. The text states on page 21-22, “There must have been a mistake. This can’t be happening. Prim was one slip in a thousand…’I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’...In some districts, in which winning the reaping is a great honor, people are eager to risk their lives, The volunteering is complicated. But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.” Moreover, the evidence tells us that Katniss is a selfless person who would basically give up her life for her family, even though she will be forced to go the capital, where she will be used as a pawn in the Hunger Games. Furthermore,
The film follows a classic narrative arrangement delineated by Todorov. The movie begins with an equilibrium, the people of District 12 live in a miserable penury, which leads to Katniss looking after her family (adopting a patriarchal role, as it was mentioned before). Later on, there is a disequilibrium, Katniss volunteers to take part in the Hunger Games in order to save her sister’s life. And then a new equilibrium arises at the end, as Katniss wins the Hunger Games, consequently finishing an archetypal Hollywood three part story arc. Another narrative structure theory that can applied to the film is Propp’s study on narrative, in this case, the functions of characters. There are six distinct characters present in the storyline: a villain/s (President Snow and Cato); the hero (Katniss); the donor/s (Cinna and Haymitch); the helper/s (Rue, Peeta, Haymitch and Cinna); the princess (Peeta is the “princess” in the film, as he definitely seems to be rescued by Katniss); and the dispatcher (Effie, she randomly selects the participants for the
The hunger games is an adventure and science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. This is the trilogy movie, so the first one is the hunger games, next the hunger games catching fire and the last is the hunger games mocking jay. This novel was adapted to the movie in 2012 and directed by Gary Ross and co-written by Suzanne Collins herself. Point of view from this movie was from Katniss Everdeen who lives in Panem, North America. On the other hand, there is Capitol who has political control in the nation of panem. The story starts when each district must offer a male and female between the ages of 12-18 at a public reaping as a penance for their uprising. The tributes which are male and female shall be delivered to the Capitol and then transferred to a public arena where they will fight with other district until a lone victor remains. This tradition called the hunger games. The story centers was coming from poor district 12 where Katniss and Peeta as their tributes. Actually, Katniss is not chosen as tribute but she sacrifices herself as a tribute to replace her sister Prim. The plot also explains love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale. Katniss as a central role in this movie looks strong and convincing with a bow and arrow.
Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of the novel, and the story is told from her perspective. She is a 16-year-old girl who lives in District 12, the poorest region of a nation called Panem. She has straight black hair, olive skin and gray eyes. This is a common appearance for residents who live in the Seam.
Katniss Everdeen is an average-height, attractive woman with blue eyes. She is of medium build and has medium-length black hair, which is mostly braided. At the age of 16 she volunteers as a tribute in order to save her sister from the annual hunger games. She is selfless, as shown by her sacrifice. She is also friendly and has a strong bond with her childhood friend Gale. She comes from the poorest district in Panem. That’s the reason she’s mostly poorly dressed. She is courageous and looks after her mother and sister, and later the little tribute girl, Rue. Katniss is strong and can be tough, although she is at times shy. She is intelligent and clever, as shown by the way she thought of climbing a tree, tiding a rope around her waist to be able to sleep without falling.
Suzanne Collins author of “The Hunger Games” designed Katniss Everdeen as the idealistic image of women in society. Her strength, skills, and self-control make her a figure of a woman perfect to match how our society wants women to be like and Suzanne wants that to stand out and make us think about it. Suzanne Collins wants to express how she thinks female should be like in everyday life and express that Katniss is much more than just a character, she is a message that is being sent to all the readers. Katniss breaks all the already established stereotypes by being able to survive, improvise and control herself in bad moments when even the toughest person would break apart.