The Hunger Games Family Theme Essay

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"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins outlines the importance of family. "The Hunger Games" takes place in a region known as Panem, which comprises of 12 districts and a Capitol. The president of this region runs a dictatorship and forces the districts to send two tributes into the Hunger Games. Katniss, the main character, volunteers as tribute when her younger sister is chosen to participate. This event leads to Katniss' participation in "The Hunger Games." Throughout these events, many characters are shown trying to provide for their families.
The author mostly uses the main characters to display the theme of family. Throughout the book, Katniss is found trying to support her family by hunting, volunteering for her sister, signing up for
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The baker, for example, told Katniss (it took place at the Justice Building) that he would "...keep an eye on the little girl. Make sure she's eating." For example, during the Hunger Games Katniss blacks out from the tracker jacker venom; Rue to take care of her despite not knowing Katniss. These two characters treat each other like sisters and shared their supplies, along with knowledge.
As the book continues, the theme of family is extended to those non-related, close characters. Another example of this theme would be when Katniss says that the people use a "gesture of our district... means good-bye to someone you love" or when Gale says "...we all feel a little closer today..." These two quotes show that because of the all the hardships in District 12 the people care about each other, even if it isn't often. In this book, several characters face various conflicts, such as these, that bring them back to the idea of family. Throughout "The Hunger Games," many characters try to provide for their families while working through harsh conditions. Some of these characters are Katniss, Peeta, Gale, the baker, Prim, and Katniss' mother. Family is a major concept that keeps these characters together; it causes them to fight and work to survive. The theme of family is present during the
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