Perseverance can lead you out of a quagmire when matched with the right character. This is shown in The Hunger Games. Katniss and Peeta exhibit their grit throughout the plot. The Hunger Games takes place in the country of Panem, a dystopian society that is located in North America. The Hunger Games is all about the survival of the fittest. Some tributes are still blanketed with disbelief, but others have prepared all their lives. It is a battle with mental and physical strengths.
Fear can be defined as an unpleasant feeling triggered by a situation. It is an emotion encountered by every human being. However, the reactions of people to fear may vary. Indeed, it ranges from the loss of rationality to the capacity of adaptation in extreme conditions. Thus, fear can be perceived as a weapon to control and manipulate society. Prominent authors have written books discussing terror and how it is employed. Indeed, William Golding and Suzanne Collins both address the theme of fear in their works. Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding is a story about a group of boys left stranded on an island due to a plane accident. Shortly after their arrival, the boys try to maintain all their humanity and conscience. Nonetheless, as the story unfolds, they start to concede to the inner darkness and forsake all sign of civility in exchange of ruthlessness. This is due to the children’s fear of a fabricated dread that they call the “beast”. While the majority of the survivors craved
The author was hinting at their problem throughout the story. The problem is Katniss Everdeen has to survive throughout the hunger games with her allies for her second year in a row and try to survive in a dome against 24 tributes. The theme the author developed in the story was no matter what stick up for ur friends and have their back and they will do the same for you. The author also used show don't tell by helping explain what they are about to do and help the readers understand. For example in the novel the author put more detail into their plan about how they are going to escape the dome. The author was talking about the materials they needed and what they were going to do with the materials. Being a good teammate means looking out for others and katniss looked out for others therefore katniss was a good
“The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength” quoted by Robert Shea. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a strong judgement error that inevitably leads to their own destruction. It is a literary technique used by writers in drama to entertain the audience and can also teach a moral lesson. The audience can learn from the mistakes committed by the character(s) and avoid doing the same. A writer that commonly uses this technique is William Shakespeare. One of his plays, in particular, is Romeo and Juliet. It is a play about two young strangers that fall in love in their first night of meeting. Their love will ultimately lead to both of their deaths. Ever since Shakesphere wrote this play many others have been inspired to create the same effect. One text, in particular, is the novel The Hunger Games,
Are Katniss and Hercules both considered hero’s? Katniss is a modern day hero because she had a quest to fulfill, she had many strengths, and a personality full of different attitudes. Hercules is a greek god he has all the same traits has Katniss but these two heroes are different.
Discuss a major conflict in the text. This conflict could be internal or external. How could this conflict have been resolved if the character/s had made different decisions?
In the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, there are many memorable symbols used. One of these symbols is the Mockingjay. The reason this symbol is important is that it helps the reader to understand some of the main ideas of the novel. Suzanne Collins wants the reader to think about the Mockingjay.
The film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is based on the novel written by Suzanne Collins. A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, where Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark tried committing suicide by eating poisonous berries because they would rather die together then to face off and try to kill each other. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. After this, Katniss and Peeta realize that they have started a revolution and continue to show people their undying love for eachother; however, President Snow doesn’t believe their lie and tries to make the people see this throughout the film. So before Katniss and her partner Peeta go on a victor’s tour, where they go to all the districts to make a speech, President Snow goes to tell Katniss that he is always watching her by showing her footage of her and her old
Katniss' role throughout The Hunger Games represents The Rational Decision-Making Process which is defined as a multi-step process for making choices between alternatives. The process of rational decision making focuses mainly on logic, objectivity, and analysis over subjectivity ( Osland et al., 2007 ) . Following the rational decision making process was critical to her survival she always recognized and defined every problem and it's objective that came in her way. This first took place at the beginning of the movie where Katniss had to learn how to maneuver a social minefield. She had to develop social skills that she does not have, and on top of that she had to use these skills in order to obtain the favor of the audience that watches her interview and her whole journey during the games. While following the rational
Katniss and Peeta develop a complicated relationship throughout the novel, and conflicts of interests, plus the entire nature of their relationship can be can be easily scrutinized, once closely examined. From the beginning of the novel, Peeta goes out of his way to care for Katniss, and at one point suffers phsical abuse from his mother in order to feed her a loaf of bread. “The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast 32 was clear, then, his attention back on the pig, he threw a loaf of bread in my direction. The second quickly followed, and he sloshed back to the bakery, closing the kitchen door tightly behind him.” (Collins 32). Katniss and Peeta also seem to have a codependent relationship, and both benefit from each other, represented best when Katniss hunts for food while Peeta collects berries; showing how both use their strengths to help each other survive. Above all, Katniss and Peeta can relate to each other, as they have both been actively thrown into a giant arena and are both fighitng for their lives.
rebellion, who joins her friends and allies to lead a revolution against the Capitol and to
After Katniss’ little sister was chosen for the games, Katniss stepped up to take on the role. At the time, she did not honestly think she had a chance to survive, but knew she had a much better chance than her little sister. The biggest concern she faced at first was the little supply of food and water given in the arena. Not only did she have a small supply, she could rarely ever find any food or water. It seemed that everywhere she turned, she was faced with an even bigger problem, and that was risking her life. She knew she was in trouble or headed for trouble near the beginning of her journey when she said, “As the day wears on, I know I’m headed for trouble. What little urine I’ve been able to pass is dark brown, my head is aching, and there’s a dry path on my tongue that refuses to moisten” (Collins 166). She describes this feeling early on in the games and knew she would not survive long without a supply of food and water.
It is initially seen in chapter 2 of the novel. The characteristics are shown in Peeta when he sacrifices his personal safety and emotional state of being in order to feed Katniss. By taking the measures that he'd taken to save Katniss, he risks being punished by his mother. "The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast was clear..." (Collins 31). Peeta not only removed himself from the mentality that his needs should come first, but also proves to Katniss that he genuinely cares for her. There are several instances that occur throughout the games that truthfully reveal Peeta's love for Katniss, and ultimately the reason why he is willing to "deny himself" to protect her. This same characteristic is also shown in Katniss upon volunteering in place of Prim. "I reach her just as she is about to mount the steps. With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. "I volunteer" I gasp. "I volunteer as tribute!" (Collins 22). Katniss has a very strong sense of protection for her mother and sister, and due to this necessity to protect them, she eagerly volunteers to take Prim's place in the games. Katniss overcomes her fear of what challenges the games may present, ultimately displaying her love and sacrificing nature as demonstrated by her
It shows respect you have for the tributes that have been selected and that you say goodbye to them.
This novel demonstrates the conflict of person vs. self as Katniss is facing her own inner struggle of deciding who she truly loves. She has difficulty choosing between Gale and Peeta. As she contemplates choosing Peeta over Gale, it clearly states that she will feel some sort of regret not being with Gale. She realizes that if she choose Peeta “[she] will never have a life with Gale, even if [she] want to. [She] will never be allowed to live alone. [She] will have to be forever in love with Peeta” (Collins, 41). This conflict is important because the fate of the nation hinges on Katniss’s decision. If she chooses Gale then a war may break out, due to multiple sparked rebellions. The president wishes for her to choose Peeta to prove to the