“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.
Every year, each district sends two participants, a boy and a girl, to Capitol to participate in the Hunger Games. The participants fight till death, and the survived participant is crowned as the Victor. The novel tells the story of the sixteen-year-old girl Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the annual Hunger Games. Peeta was chosen as the male contestant from district 12. The novel
She was blinded by power for she wants her daughter’s future to be secured and she was longing for a man in her life when she said that she was alone for too long. Carmen represents women who are disempowered and weak. Second, we have Ofelia. Ofelia is a
In the Hunger Games the only reason Katniss Everdeen was in the games was because her sister, Primrose was reaped, in other words she was randomly chosen from her district to fight to the death in the arena. Katniss took it upon herself to volunteer in her place saving her life. But what Katniss didn’t know is that she was only delaying the inevitable. At the end of Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series, after Katniss destroys the arena dome, the capitol bombs district 12 in attempts to kill everyone there. Prim escapes with Gale and several others which hints towards Prim's death and that she can’t escape her true fate for a third time.
Capitol forces all twelve districts to provide a teenage boy and girl aged between 12-18 years old to the annually held Hunger Games. This games as a punishment for a past failed rebellion. The Hunger Games is shown on television and be watched by all districts. The participants for the games were called as “Tribute”, they must complete and kill with each other tributes until only one left and be the winner. In District 12, Primrose was chosen as girl tribute but her sister, Katniss Everdeen, volunteered to replace her.
At first, Katniss is on her own and tries to fight fairly in the arena. She even befriends Rue, a twelve years old girl from District 11 who reminds her of her own sister. Together they face constantly danger in the arena from the tributes and the Game-makers. Sadly, Rue is murdered by one of the other tributes, and Katniss honored and showed her admiration for Rue by covering white flowers around her body. Even though Katniss believed at first that Peeta was allied with the other tributes and was against her, she comes to know that he was actually trying to protect her.
John Updike described Hester Prynne, the main protagonist, as “a mythic version of every woman’s attempt to integrate her sexuality with societal demands.” In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was used as a symbol of women’s struggle and acceptance to meet society’s expectations as a woman and especially as a wife. These expectations being; loyal, the proper mom for her child and following the guidelines of the Bible by not committing any sins, etc. She was labeled as an adulterer but above everything else she became a power identity and a symbol of bravery. Before understanding why Hester was a mythic version for all these reasons, it is important to first understand who Hester is, what she did and why she is such a crucial character in this 1850 romance novel. Hester Prynne is mother of Pearl whom she had through an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale.
In Titus Andronicus, Titus sacrifices a child’s life for his own dead sons. This shows that in both plays a psychotic character chooses death and hatred over any other sensible act. Titus expresses how blood and revenge are the only two things he focuses on in the play, just like Madea. Madea seeks revenge on Jason and kills her children including Jason’s new royalty bride. She goes through with the act of killing Jason's new bride - Medea's children bring her a poisoned gown, which also ends up killing the King of Corinth.
Later, after Beowulf defeated Grendel, he was faced with the task of defeating Grendel's mother. Grendel's mother went to Hrothgar and began antagonizing the people that lived there because they killed her son and she was very angry. Beowulf went after her to the lake and killed her, even with the disadvantage of being underwater. After Beowulf kills Grendel's mother, he says "if God had not helped me" (Seamus Heaney, Line 1657), which means that he could have possibly not been successful if God had not been there to support him during the battle." Fifty years later, Beowulf reaches success again as a king by defeating a greedy dragon that lived underground and started burning houses because someone went into his lair and took some of his possessions (Seamus Heaney, Line 2220-2334).
She tries to kill the family so that Nag and Nagaina will have the garden all to themselves. “When the house is emptied of people… then come out and tell me, and we will hunt Rikki together” (21). She is constantly trying to rid herself of the family and of Rikki-tikki. She has plans to destroy them so that she and her husband can have the garden all to themselves. She never thinks of them being able to share the garden.