Overcoming Adversity: The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Essential to overcoming adversity is the ability to cause change in yourself and others. In the book, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen, has to learn to be strong and brave in a crisis. This helps her to survive the Hunger Games, because it gives her more faith especially when the price of losing her family is on the line. Ultimately, Collins shows that Bravery and strength leads to a successful person and can help one survive in something life changing. In the beginning, A hero displays courage during a difficult time. For example our hero Katniss Everdeen, hunts for her family because she must feed her family after her dad died. District 12 is not very rich so it is hard for Katniss to get enough food. She is courageous because she breaks the Capitols laws and hunts outside the District. Katniss also shows signs of being of a hero when she takes her little sister Prim, place in the Hunger games. An Example of Katniss hunting for her family would be, “District 12. Where you starve to death in safety.” (6) This shows that Katniss knows that District 12 is not a friendly place and a hungry area. An example for Katniss sacrificing herself for her sister is “Prim!”... “Prim!” … I reach her just as she is …show more content…

We can see this in the falling action after Katniss and Peeta has been lifted up in the hovercraft, and Katniss and Peeta were separated. Katniss saw the doctors operating on Peeta as a threat rather than a helper. This caused Katniss to over react but, the doctors were doing was fixing Peeta. In the end Peeta was okay and alive. Katniss is still a hero. She is still admired for her courage for showing up the gamemakers. A supporting quote in the book is, “we both know they have to have a victor if Peeta and I both die, that is not a component the gamemakers can change.” This show that she is ready to die to show the gamemakers that they can’t ‘own’ the

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