Katniss Everdeen Gender Roles In The Hunger Games

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Boom! As you hear a distant bang. That’s the sound of an innocent person perishing. In the film the “Hunger Games”, Katniss Everdeen, one of the participants from district 12 partakes in a yearly television program called the hunger game. The TV program pits children from every district to fight till one remains. The protagonist Katniss Everdeen goes through the heroine’s journey as she transcends her way to assimilate the masculine and feminine within her. “Deep in the meadow, under the willow…” as Katniss sings a lullaby to comfort her younger sister, Primrose acting as a mother figure to her. Further, in the movie, Katniss littler sister Primrose gets chosen as the 74th Hunger Game participant. This is when Katniss Everdeen detaches from her feminine role. Arguably, this could also be a feminine act because mothers or mother figures will do anything in order to protect their children. In addition, this also corresponds with the identification with the masculine as Katniss chooses a path were a feminine never really travels through, as she moves away from her old life, to fight for her future life.…show more content…
Katniss meets people who are trying to stop her from pursuing her goal, which is to ultimately win. To start off, almost all of the other participants are her trials. Katniss has to be the last on standing in order to win, which means the other 23 participants have to die. One of these participants who wants Katniss dead is Cato who is from District 1. Not only that, the “elites” who control the game also try and eliminate her by setting fire to the forest around her, the fireballs shot at her, and the wolves unleashed on

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