Often in literature, comparing stories will lead to revelations about human nature. Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games both share a motif of being trapped and take human nature to another level. Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games prove that working together and looking out for each other will give you a greater shot at 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
“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
The announcement said that there may be two winners of the Hunger Games if they are from the same district. This urged Katniss to find Peeta, as she's walking she sees a blood trail.As she follows the blood trail she hears a weak voice saying “Don’t step on me”. It was Peeta, Katniss nursed him back to health. She washed his wounds and wrapped his leg up. Then she took him to a cave to keep him safe. Katniss fed, bathed and even kissed Peeta to make him healthy again. Katniss also risked her life to get Peeta medicine, this medicine healed
This change of thought and decision making is only natural due to the nature of the Hunger Games. A large giveaway that Katniss is making decisions that benefit her is the fact that was killing people in the arena. An example of this is when a group of “career” tributes (the tributes that have trained for the Hunger Games since they were young) and Peeta chase Katniss into a tree in an attempt to kill her. They decide rather than follow her up, they would wait it out until she had to come down. Instead of crawling down and accepting her fate Katniss notices a nest full of tracker jackers, which are genetically modified wasps with deadly poison, and decides to cut it down onto the group below her. This results in killing one of them and leaving the others severely injured and dazed from the
In the second stage, he was drafted into the Hunger Games as a 16-year-old boy who never got a chance to live his life. Next, he had no choice but to go through the Hunger Games even though he knew that he would die. On the way to the Capitol, where the Hunger Games took place, he met Haymitch, a Hunger Games survivor. Haymitch became both Peeta’s and Katniss’s mentor. He explained how to find food, which weapons to take, and in general about how to survive. After both Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger Games, they return home and create a rebel party against the Capitol. Katniss and Peeta are drafted again into the 75th Hunger Games, and Katniss destroys the Hunger Games. In doing this, Peeta is captured by the Capitol and kept as a prisoner of war. In order to save Peeta and the Districts, Katniss unites the people against the Capitol. They form an army that passes through the security of the Capitol and saved Peeta. What the Rebels didn’t understand was that their rescue mission was a trap. In punishment, the Capitol bombed all of the districts
Have you ever been hunted? Random question right but for Katniss Everdeen and Rainsford the answer would be yes. Yann Martel states “You must take the way life comes at you and make the best of it.” I agree with this because life can change so quickly and you must accept it. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Katniss is faced with the challenge of competing in the hunger games. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford is faced with being hunted by another Human. Both of these characters use Setting and conflict to overcome their own challenges.
Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive in daily life, Katniss demonstrates this by caring for her family, being responsible for Peeta and his actions and being responsible for herself and her own actions.
She starts off as a well-respected female in her district despite the fact she’s poor. Her hamartia of caring too much about other’s survival leads her to her downfall where she volunteers to risk her life in the Panem Games for her sister during the Reaping. Again relating back to Aristotle, her downfall has a great impact on her family because they will struggle in privation alone without Katniss to help. Even throughout the game, Katniss relentlessly sacrifices her own safety to ensure that Peeta was safe. When Peeta gets a serious wound from a sword stab, Katniss’s tragic flaw forces her to go out of hiding and obtain medicine, leading her to her downfall of almost getting killed by another
This quote takes place at the beginning of the story, and shows Katniss saying goodbye to her little sister, Prim. Katniss is about to proceed to the Hunger Games, and Prim wants her to actually try to win. In chapter three, on page thirty-six, the text states," 'I don't care if we're rich. I just want you to come home. You will try, won't you? Really, really try?' asks Prim. 'Really, really try. I swear it.' I say. And I know, because of Prim, I'll have to." This quote shows Katniss's perseverance. Prim has motivated her to reach the goal of winning the Games. This characteristic of Katniss's helps convey the theme of survival because without her perseverance, she would not have been able to survive and make it home to her sister. Her perseverance kept her going even when the times in the Games got tough. Katniss and Peeta have been through a great quantity of situations in the Games. At this point in the story, they have finally reached the surreal moment of winning the Hunger Games. In chapter twenty, page three hundred and forty five, the text states," '...Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark!' I give you---the tributes of District 12!' " Katniss's perseverance has paid off. She has become the victor of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games. If Katniss would not have persisted throughout the entirety of the Games, then she would have been killed off. This helps support the book's theme of survival because without perseverance, Katniss would not have made it that far in the Games. She would have not at all been able to go home to Prim. One needs perseverance to survive, which is why the character trait conveys the theme of the story. Therefore, Katniss's perseverance helps convey the theme of survival because without out it, Katniss would not have been able to survive in the Games. Without perseverance, she
Katniss, because she is poor and does not have a lot of food or money has to go out into the woods and hunt for her food to bring home and if she has some left over she will go trade it for something else she needs at the “Hob” or their version of the “Black Market”. Furthermore, the “Silent Salute” is also another way to show District Twelve’s survival while keeping their humanity and dignity as a sign of respect to Katniss and to the capitol. The last theme that moves the book along is making sacrifices. Peeta is an example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. Peeta saw that Katniss was hungry so he purposefully burned his bread so that he could feed Katniss. Peeta and Katniss are not related but only friends that bareilly know each other. Rue is another example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. When Katniss saw Rue hiding behind a tree because she was scared that she was going to get killed in the arena, Katniss tried to make her not scared. Rue saw that Katniss was also afraid of getting killed and Rue helped protect Katniss and visa-versa. Katniss has also allied with her crush Gale. Gale has made a lot of sacrifices for Katniss. One of those sacrifices is
One of the largest reasons for Katniss’s survival would be her caring personality and how it is able to affect those around her. At this point in the book, District 12 had just started their reaping, which is a lottery of sorts and Prim has just been picked. The text states on page 21-22, “There must have been a mistake. This can’t be happening. Prim was one slip in a thousand…’I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’...In some districts, in which winning the reaping is a great honor, people are eager to risk their lives, The volunteering is complicated. But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.” Moreover, the evidence tells us that Katniss is a selfless person who would basically give up her life for her family, even though she will be forced to go the capital, where she will be used as a pawn in the Hunger Games. Furthermore,
The hunger games is an adventure and science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. This is the trilogy movie, so the first one is the hunger games, next the hunger games catching fire and the last is the hunger games mocking jay. This novel was adapted to the movie in 2012 and directed by Gary Ross and co-written by Suzanne Collins herself. Point of view from this movie was from Katniss Everdeen who lives in Panem, North America. On the other hand, there is Capitol who has political control in the nation of panem. The story starts when each district must offer a male and female between the ages of 12-18 at a public reaping as a penance for their uprising. The tributes which are male and female shall be delivered to the Capitol and then transferred to a public arena where they will fight with other district until a lone victor remains. This tradition called the hunger games. The story centers was coming from poor district 12 where Katniss and Peeta as their tributes. Actually, Katniss is not chosen as tribute but she sacrifices herself as a tribute to replace her sister Prim. The plot also explains love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale. Katniss as a central role in this movie looks strong and convincing with a bow and arrow.
Suzanne Collins author of “The Hunger Games” designed Katniss Everdeen as the idealistic image of women in society. Her strength, skills, and self-control make her a figure of a woman perfect to match how our society wants women to be like and Suzanne wants that to stand out and make us think about it. Suzanne Collins wants to express how she thinks female should be like in everyday life and express that Katniss is much more than just a character, she is a message that is being sent to all the readers. Katniss breaks all the already established stereotypes by being able to survive, improvise and control herself in bad moments when even the toughest person would break apart.