Theme Essay: Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy

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Compare and Contrast Theme Essay

Even though The Hunger Games and Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy are very different they both share a common theme. In the Hunger Games, the main character, Katniss volunteers in the reaping for her sister and has to fight to go back home! Her emotions and passion to keep Peeta alive also saves them both. Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy shows that even with sin and punishment, the main characters, Lizzie and Turner will do anything to be together. Even after Malaga is evicted Turner is dedicated to see Lizzie at the insane asylum. Overall the books both present the theme that what you love is worth fighting for.

The theme what you love is worth for is portrayed in The Hunger Games, by Katniss taking risks to help her family, friends, and district. Katniss loves her sister Prim and will do anything to keep her alive. ‘“I volunteer!” I gasp.”I
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They were similar because they both will risk their lives to see each other. Katniss volunteers as tribute and promises to fight to go back home to be with her sister, prim,(Collins 37). In Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy after traveling all the way to the insane asylum Turner receives bad news.’”Elizabeth Bright Griffin died ten days after coming to this institution,’”(Schmidt 2010. Not only do they both fit the common theme, they both are slightly different. The Hunger Games is more set up for death and Katniss has to kill to return home to her family. ‘“Oh, well, I think. There will be twenty-four of us. Odds are someone will kill him before I do,’”(Collins 330). In Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy at anytime somebody could die and it would be very unpredictable. “He felt that he would never escape them, never see anyone he loved again, never see the ocean waves again,” (Schmidt 201). As a result both characters are willing to sacrifice their lives for their loved

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