Theme Of Love In The Hunger Games

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Is it possible for love to blind? Can love be harmful? In The Hunger Games the main character, Katniss, volunteers to save her sister from an almost certain death. She is forced to enter an arena and must kill to survive. However, while she is in the arena she builds relationships with many characters and she does her best to save the people she loves. The overarching theme of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is that love can make people forget their basic survival instincts as shown by Katniss’ willingness to put herself in peril to save her loved ones such as Primrose Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and the girl from district eleven Rue.
Love 's effect on a person 's survival instincts is first demonstrated by Katniss ' love for her younger sister, Primrose (Prim).In The Hunger Games, every year the districts hold a reaping to choose the tributes that go to the games. Prim gets called at the reaping and Katniss volunteers for her. In paragraph six chapter two of the novel it states “With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. ‘I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’.” Even after volunteering for the games she was still looking after her sister and how her sister can survive This is shown on Page thirty-six paragraph one ” My sister and my mother come first. I reach out to Prim and she climbs on my lap, her arms around my neck, head on my shoulder, just like she did when she was a toddler. My mother sits beside me and wraps her arms around us. For a few
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