The Hunger Games Quote Analysis

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“And may the odds be ever in your favor”. That is a quote from the book “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. There are many themes in the Hunger Games, but one of the biggest themes is rebellion. This essay is about the many acts of rebellion and standing up to people who “control” you (In this case, the Capital) from the book. Some examples of standing up to the capitol are when Peeta and Katniss both almost ate the berries that would've killed them both, when she gave Rue a burial with flowers, and when district 12 gave a 3 finger salute. “We both know they have to have a victor.” (chapter 25 pg 344) This is a quote Peeta says after they revoked the first rule that there could be two winners from the same district. They were talking…show more content…
And so am I." Pg 237. Katniss said after she found Rue dead. This quote says that people lives should not be part of a game. Lives should be valued way more than entertainment for people. Also this is when Katniss really wanted to stick up to the Capitol and show that she is better than the Capitol’s games. Those were probably the two biggest acts of rebellion but there is still one more. After Katniss volunteered for her little sister at the reaping, the crowd gave a very unique response. Everyone in the crowd puts there three middle fingers to there lips and then puts her three fingers up. "It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means goodbye to someone you love."
Katniss says it to explain to the reader what the sign means after they gave it to her at the reaping. Unlike the other two examples of acts of rebellion, this one Katniss did not commit. The people from district 12 gave this salute to show their appreciation to Katniss after volunteering for her sister. The reason this is an act of rebellion is because it is actually valuing the human life instead of acting like she is just a part of their game.
That is the last of many examples of rebellion from the book that I chose to put in
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