Hunger Games Theme Essay

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“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is a suspenseful and frightening story about a 16 year old girl, Katniss everdeen who is born into a small village called District 12. The capitol, which controls the districts hosts an annual Hunger Games each and every year. Two tributes, a boy and a girl from each district are chosen between the ages of 12-18 to compete against 22 other tributes, but only one can win. Katniss is not chosen, but her younger sister Prim is chosen at only 12 years old. Katniss volunteers in Prim 's place and is now in the hunger games. The boy tribute from district 12 is a son of a baker, Peeta Mellark. They are taken to the capitol and are preparing to spend three horrifying weeks inside of the arena where life or death is their…show more content…
Peeta is speaking to Katniss and having a very deep conversation. On page 142, peeta states “I 'm not going to be another piece in the capitals game.” This represents the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations” because peeta is explaining that even though he might die during the games, he still wants to die as the same Peeta he knows and loves. He doesn 't want to die as a savage wild animal. Another example of the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations.” is towards the middle of the games, when rue passes away. On page 237, When Rue is speared and Katniss surrounds her in flowers, she does the three finger salute to the cameras. The three finger salute shows respect during a rough time or even shows respect when someone passes away. She is saluting Rue and district 11, the district she came from. This represents the theme “Always know your true self even in the worst of situations” Because its showing that even though Rue, Katniss 's ally was killed, she knew she has to move on a strive in honor of Rue and
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