The Hunger Games Survival Analysis

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An unknown person once said, “When we read books, we don’t fall in love with the character’s appearances. We fall in love with their thoughts, their words, and their actions. We fall in love with their souls.” In the dystopian novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, this is exactly what happens, Katniss moves the readers by having such characteristic and skills to be able to survive. Katniss’s characteristics, of being caring, having a determined personality, and her intelligence in survival skills, all help support the theme of Katniss being able to survive. One of the largest reasons for Katniss’s survival would be her caring personality and how it is able to affect those around her. At this point in the book, District 12 had just started their reaping, which is a lottery of sorts and Prim has just been picked. The text states on page 21-22, “There must have been a mistake. This can’t be happening. Prim was one slip in a thousand…’I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’...In some districts, in which winning the reaping is a great honor, people are eager to risk their lives, The volunteering is complicated. But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.” Moreover, the evidence tells us that Katniss is a selfless person who would basically give up her life for her family, even though she will be forced to go the capital, where she will be used as a pawn in the Hunger Games. Furthermore,

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