Katniss Tragic Hero Essay

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For this task I will be presenting about Katniss Everdeen from the hunger games and how she is a tragic hero and I will be relating this back to the greek hero Oedipus. What makes a hero, a hero as stated by the reproject “Are people who transform compassion (a personal virtue) into heroic action (a civic virtue). In doing so, they put their best selves forward in service to humanity. A hero is as an individual or a network of people that take action on behalf of others in need, or in defense of integrity or a moral cause” (prezi.com). As you all know Katniss is the main character of hunger games and is identified as a tragic hero from the beginning to the end of the story. She plays as a lead role from the start, she hunts and forages and…show more content…
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.

The Hunger games as you all are in common with was created by a bias capitol. Katniss shows hamartia from the start of the movie till the very end. Katniss has a sister Prim, who was picked during the Reaping day, a day in which a male and female are chosen out of random from the age 12-18 to fight in the hunger games. This was the start of Katniss’s tragic hero life and in which her awareness and eager for information led her to her tragic flaw. It could be seen that she showed a display of tragic hero via her volunteering for her sister at the reaping day or how she outsmarted the Capitol. However out smarting the Cruel capitol was her tragic flaw as she thought everything had come to an end but in reality it could be seen, she caused a higher grudge against the capitol by all the districts leading to uprises and more deaths through the districts. “Heroes during current times often reflect many of the same plot
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