The Hero's Journey In The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

817 Words4 Pages

“Hero’s are made by the path they choose, not the power they are graced with.” - Brodi Ashton. Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of this novel, who has to obey society’s unfair rules. Katniss chooses volunteers for her sister Primrose at the district 12 reaping to participate in a yearly event called The Hunger Games. She is forced to fight against the other tributes chosen from the other districts. Suzanne Collins applies the hero’s journey to her novel to demonstrate Katniss’ experience in The Hunger Games.

One step in act one that Katniss Everdeen follows in the hero’s journey is when she accepts the call to adventure by volunteering as tribute for her sister Prim. Katniss couldn’t bear to see Prim get chosen as tribute at the reaping for the Hunger games, so she decided to volunteer herself in replacement: “Effie Trinket crosses back to the podium, smoothes the slip of paper and reads out the name in a clear voice. And it’s not me. It’s Primrose Everdeen… ‘I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’” (Collins 56-60). This implies a step …show more content…

Once Katniss and Peeta were brought into the hovercraft and were healed, the capitol would question them about what was going through their minds when they were about to kill themselves with poisonous berries. The capitol is not happy with them threatening to do this, and during the interview, the only excuse Katniss could use was her “love” for Peeta: “‘Your only defense can be you were so madly in love you weren’t responsible for your actions’” (Collins 845). This provides an explanation of what happened on Katniss’ journey back home, and the step she follows in act three. This is important because this wraps up the end of the hero journey, and Katniss’ journey. Therefore, one step in act three of the hero’s journey the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen takes is following the road back home and out of the

Open Document