A dystopian society by definition is the exact opposite of a utopia. This means that nothing is perfect, or peaceful. Everything is chaos and nothing works out right. This could be because of a rebellion, because a group has too much power, or because the main goal of a society did not work out as planned. The stories “Harrison Bergeron”, Animal Farm, and The Hunger Games are huge examples of these situations.
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.
Peeta is speaking to Katniss and having a very deep conversation. On page 142, peeta states “I 'm not going to be another piece in the capitals game.” This represents the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations” because peeta is explaining that even though he might die during the games, he still wants to die as the same Peeta he knows and loves. He doesn 't want to die as a savage wild animal. Another example of the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations.” is towards the middle of the games, when rue passes away. On page 237, When Rue is speared and Katniss surrounds her in flowers, she does the three finger salute to the cameras. The three finger salute shows respect during a rough time or even shows respect when someone passes away. She is saluting Rue and district 11, the district she came from. This represents the theme “Always know your true self even in the worst of situations” Because its showing that even though Rue, Katniss 's ally was killed, she knew she has to move on a strive in honor of Rue and
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
Is it possible for love to blind? Can love be harmful? In The Hunger Games the main character, Katniss, volunteers to save her sister from an almost certain death. She is forced to enter an arena and must kill to survive. However, while she is in the arena she builds relationships with many characters and she does her best to save the people she loves. The overarching theme of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is that love can make people forget their basic survival instincts as shown by Katniss’ willingness to put herself in peril to save her loved ones such as Primrose Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and the girl from district eleven Rue.
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
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.
“Look out for the people who look out for you. Loyalty is everything” (Picture quotes). Loyalty is necessary for a friendship and is what people should look for in a friend. One loyal friend is worth more than a thousand disloyal ones. They will stand by your side and never leave and always have your back. The key part of a friendship is Loyalty as shown in Romeo and Juliet, Mockingjay, and the friendship of Dwayne Wade and Lebron James.
The use of heroes in stories has been around since ancient times. Heroes were first used as superhumans with abilities like none other. For thousands of years, the same general outline of plot has been used for these stories, sometimes making the unseen stories almost too predictable. The story of Theseus in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, is an example of a hero’s story. It’s main premise is the idea that a hero is able to help rescue a society that is oppressed because of its unnecessarily harsh lifestyles. As a modern-day reader, there is one more recent hero story that comes directly to mind while reading the story of Theseus: The Hunger Games. Modern day American heroes have evolved minimally from ancient Greek heroes. As an example, Katniss Everdeen in
Katniss Everdeen is the main character of the story. Katniss Everdeen is one of the victors of the 74th Hunger Games. She is a fairly difficult character to describe. She is the Mockingjay for the rebellion. Peeta Mellark is the second victor of the 74th Hunger Games, in the beginning of the book he is a prisoner to the capitol but later on he is freed by the rebels. He then has to get all of his memories back because the capitol changed them. . Finnick Odair. He is the victor of the 65th Hunger Games. He is best known throughout the districts for being the extremely attractive, he was also abused in the capitol after he won the games. Primrose Everdeen. Prim is Katniss’ younger sister, she was picked for the 74th Hunger Games and that's when
He uses these devices to force tributes together and increase the likelihood of entertaining viewers with bloody battles. In chapter 20, he devises a feast to bring all the tributes together so that more can be slaughtered. There will be a backpack for each contestant at the feast which will contain something that they desperately need. Katniss has slowly caught feeling for her companion, Peeta, since they formed an alliance. Peeta has become extremely ill because of an infection on his leg, and has a likely chance of dying without medicine to treat him("The Hunger Games: Plot Summary."). Katniss wants to go alone to the feast and retrieve both her and Peeta’s backpacks, but Peeta refuses to allow her to risk her life for him and swears to follow her if she goes. Katniss knows her companion is too weak and ill to make the trip, but also understands that he is stubborn and will come unless he is stopped. While washing herself up stream, Katniss is greeted with a new gift from Haymich. It’s sleep syrup, a common medication used in the districts, and Katniss sees an opportunity to knock Peeta out long enough for her to go to the feast. This action by Katniss is a prominent example of Katniss’s hidden strength and bravery because she was willing to risk her life for the one person she truly trusted and cared for in the games. Her whole life, Katniss has put others before herself, and this character trait is put on display because of the threat of Peeta dying("Critical Reception of The Hunger
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.
When the Everdeen’s lost their father, they all had no hope, they started to die of hunger but Katniss went to the market and Peeta was instructed to throw the burnt piece’s of bread out to the pigs, but threw one to Katniss instead. Bread symbolizes love and hope. So not just did Peeta giving her bread, he gave her hope, but the bread itself symbolizes hope. Peeta’s bread symbolizes; hope, survival, life and friendship. So when Peeta and Katniss both went into the hunger games she flashbacked to that memory and was reminded of hope, survival, life and friendship. Because she volunterred for Prim, she had
The main characters of the Catching Fire are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Other important characters include Gale Hawthorne, Haymitch Abernathy, and Finnick Odair.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)