The Hunger Games Hope Analysis

2182 Words9 Pages

Hope is one of the most powerful forces in human nature. It provides people and families with the courage to move on and gives friends the drive to keep going. Without hope the world would live in despair with no prospect for future endeavors. Hope lights a fire in the hearts of many, and some would even say it starts a rebellion of the mind; longing for a different outcome, and a better tomorrow. Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games reveals that hope can shine through even in an oppressed society. Hope breaks barriers through the people of panem who signify the blessing hope can bring, the mockingjay who brought different communities together, and Katniss Everdeen the spark of hope that started the rebellion.
The people of Panem live under a …show more content…

However the power of hope always prevails for the greater good. One way hope brings people together is through love such as Katniss’s parents, "Since almost no one can afford doctors, apothecaries are our healers. My father got to know my mother because on his hunts he would sometimes collect medicinal herbs and sell them to her shop to be brewed into remedies" (Collins 9). In this case the oppression of the government was actually a blessing for Katniss’s parents. They were put under a hard circumstance and through the power of hope and love they were able to come out stronger, and give birth to a valiant daughter who would change the system forever. Another example of Love in the oppressed society is Katniss and Peeta. "If I want to keep Peeta alive, I’ve got to give the audience something more to care about. Star-crossed lovers desperate to get home together. Two hearts beating as one. Romance" (Collins 257). Although their relationship starts out as a lie, their feelings turn real as they bond over their hatred of the situation they are in. "The Hunger Games introduces the reality that children are not only capable of facing violence but also might be called to do so in their live[s]"(Skinner 2). Both Katniss and Peeta have never killed a human being before so they are under a great deal of stress to try to keep their humanity intact. That sentiment alone is enough for the two to share a deep …show more content…

Through everything the ruthless government throws at her, she fights off because through her actions she has proven to be the face of hope for all to look up to. Katniss has embodied the role of a leader for a long time . "Her grit, roughness and decency, serve as a rebuke to the Capitol... Katniss personalizes -- humanizes -- the fight. That humanity is crucial to her evolution as a classic charismatic revolutionary hero. She 's the one who embodies, articulates and justifies the battle" (Dargis 2). Indeed this statement makes a major point that Katniss humanizes the violence set out to destroy her, and it is her personality and nature that prove her to be an able body to look up to for hope. Another embodiment of hope she holds is her wise instincts. “Who is continually figuring out how to outwit her oppressor and secure her family’s survival” (Skinner 3). Katniss has always held a keen insight into how the minds of the leaders in the Capital work, which has lead her to develop fierce instincts; another trait exemplified in a hero. Not only does Katniss use her emotion to create hope she uses her physical capability as well. "From the time of her father 's death in a coal mine explosion, Katniss works to fight this injustice done to her family" (Hansen 1). It is true that Katniss fights for injustice in her family, but another outstanding characteristic is that

Open Document