Katniss Everdeen is the main character of the book, The Hunger Games, and a tribute from District 12. Grey eyed and olive skinned, she takes care of her mother and younger sister, Prim. Their mother was living through depression after her husband died in a mine explosion, giving responsibility up to Katniss. The sixteen year old would often find herself hunting (for food) with her close friend, Gale, although it was not allowed to the people of Panem. A major practice that Katniss inherits, and is known for, is the ability to hunt and her skills with the bow and arrow. She soon realizes that fear is common for her during the Hunger Games and the reaping as she remembers her family and survival. Through all that, Katniss can still be reliable
The twelve districts in theory should view the Hunger Games as the necessary tool that keeps Panem from uprising and self-destruction, however, the reception of the Games in the really poor districts clearly shows that the Capitol cannot reform them to think so. Statistically, the poor districts are always the most likely to lose one year’s competition because they lack resources to train tributes and their children are starving. Therefore, the response to the Hunger Games in the poor districts who are on the brink of starvation is the most dramatic. Citizens of districts such as 11 and 12 can only view the Games as injustice because once a child is chosen at the Reaping he or she is evidently doomed to die. There are rare exceptions as the
In Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen shared evident similarities. If closely looked at further, a couple of differences can be spotted as well. Although one may notice a few differences between the protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, there are actually more similarities than one may realize, such as both protagonists conform to the dystopian society in the beginning but object to it in the end, both create alliances along the way, and they are both confused about their relationships.
On the one hand, Hunger Games and The Giver contrast in many ways. Comparing the societies of these novels based on; while Hunger Games has a story of a society which has inequalities and differences, The Giver has a society that is too perfect, emotionless and same. In Hunger Games what creates the rebellion is inequality and extreme differences between poor and rich people. Country called Panem is divided in Capitol and districts from 1 to 12. The wealthiest is the Capitol and from District 1 to District 12, the level of poverty and hunger increases. Withal, Hunger Games are mortal games which are designed to
Katniss is very poor which makes training for the Hunger Games very difficult for her. Unlike her opponents in other districts who train their whole lives for the Games. However, overall she proves to the city and district that she is a tragic hero through her self-sacrifice that led to victory.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is a suspenseful and frightening story about a 16 year old girl, Katniss everdeen who is born into a small village called District 12. The capitol, which controls the districts hosts an annual Hunger Games each and every year. Two tributes, a boy and a girl from each district are chosen between the ages of 12-18 to compete against 22 other tributes, but only one can win. Katniss is not chosen, but her younger sister Prim is chosen at only 12 years old. Katniss volunteers in Prim 's place and is now in the hunger games. The boy tribute from district 12 is a son of a baker, Peeta Mellark. They are taken to the capitol and are preparing to spend three horrifying weeks inside of the arena where life or death is their
The announcement said that there may be two winners of the Hunger Games if they are from the same district. This urged Katniss to find Peeta, as she's walking she sees a blood trail.As she follows the blood trail she hears a weak voice saying “Don’t step on me”. It was Peeta, Katniss nursed him back to health. She washed his wounds and wrapped his leg up. Then she took him to a cave to keep him safe. Katniss fed, bathed and even kissed Peeta to make him healthy again. Katniss also risked her life to get Peeta medicine, this medicine healed
This is when the hero faces lots of challenges, and go through a road of trials. According to Campbell, these tests get harder as the hero succeeds. Katniss faces many tests on her journey. Some of her earliest tests start before she been enters the arena. In order to have a chance at succeeding in the arena and coming out alive, Katniss needs to get sponsors. These sponsors will send her things that help her along the way. She needs to gain attention, make herself worthy of being sponsored. She faces many more challenges before the games, especially in training. She doesn't get along with many of the other tributes, but makes a friend in a little girl Rue. Katniss starts to realize that the Careers are enemies. The Careers have trained their entire life for this event, and for them it is an honor to compete. Katniss also faces challenges with the Gamemakers. They are the ones who control the games, and are the ones who will give Katniss the majority of her tests. In the arena, it is brutal. Test after test, Katniss is still alive. She survived the mutant wasps and fire courtesy of the Gamemakers, and managed to win some fights with other tributes as well. All of these tests are leading her up to “The Big One.” This is the biggest test in a hero’s journey, what makes or breaks the person. All of the other tests were just preparing her to make sure that she is ready for this test. Katniss’s “Big One” happens when the only tributes left are her, Peeta, and Cato. The Gamemakers release mutts into the arena. Cato ends up getting eaten by the brutal mutts after Katniss shot him. This final test is sometimes called “slaying the dragon”, or in this case Cato. Even though Katniss won her “Big One”, her time in the arena is not over
In the Hunger Games series, a dystopian future is set up. The government of Panem, The Capitol, holds the wealth of Panem giving it the power to control all districts. In order to enforce this theory, they created the Hunger Games. They suppressed the rights of the citizen’s of Panem and selected their children in order to fight each other do death for survival. These games were created to scare the people and show them who was in charge. While these dystopian societies are going on, there are also utopian societies that we can see in our dreams. These societies are filled with what we think makes them perfect. For example, the utopian universe that can be brought to mind could be free of poverty, homelessness, war, racism ,etc. But, if we deeply think about it, if these problems did
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
The theme of the dystopian novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is survival. Katniss Everdeen is the epitome of this theme; her disposition luckily possesses all of the attributes needed to survive. Katniss displays the theme of survival because she is resourceful, has integrity, and has perseverance.
Katniss, because she is poor and does not have a lot of food or money has to go out into the woods and hunt for her food to bring home and if she has some left over she will go trade it for something else she needs at the “Hob” or their version of the “Black Market”. Furthermore, the “Silent Salute” is also another way to show District Twelve’s survival while keeping their humanity and dignity as a sign of respect to Katniss and to the capitol. The last theme that moves the book along is making sacrifices. Peeta is an example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. Peeta saw that Katniss was hungry so he purposefully burned his bread so that he could feed Katniss. Peeta and Katniss are not related but only friends that bareilly know each other. Rue is another example of someone who made a sacrifice for Katniss. When Katniss saw Rue hiding behind a tree because she was scared that she was going to get killed in the arena, Katniss tried to make her not scared. Rue saw that Katniss was also afraid of getting killed and Rue helped protect Katniss and visa-versa. Katniss has also allied with her crush Gale. Gale has made a lot of sacrifices for Katniss. One of those sacrifices is
Mockingjay is a book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, also known as the girl on fire, who is still alive after her home was demolished. Her close friend, Gale has also survived everything the Capitol has thrown at their district, district 12. Her family, which is her mom, her sister Prim, and their cat Buttercup have also survived and are safe in district 13, along with the rest of the refugees. Peeta, who Katniss loved, has been captured by the Capitol and it 's killing Katniss on the inside. Also district 13 was real. The Capitol was trying to conceal the fact that it was there, but the refugees from the districts were rescued by district 13, and are now under their wing. A revolution has started, led by the rebels of the districts. While Katniss was in the Quarter Quell, district 13 saved her from the arena as a part of the revolution, which Katniss has
In a place that was known to be North America, now known as Panem, is a very rich city surrounded by twelve other districts. The very rich city is known as Panem, which is the capital of all the districts. Every year the capital likes to do a Hunger Games. This is where two children, one girl and one boy from each one of the districts between the ages of twelve-eighteen, if called upon have to leave their families and compete in the Hunger Games. The event is aired live on TV all over Panem. Whenever a girl named Katniss Everdeen, age sixteen from district twelve, volunteers herself to take the place of her sister Prim who is twelve years old, who is called to be the girl from district twelve. Katniss promises Prim that she will win the