Theme Of Responsibility In The Hunger Games

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Responsibility is key to survival in The Hunger Games because you must be responsible and careful before making a decision that depends on your life. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” (Winston Churchill) In The Hunger Games, two tributes, one male and one female under the age of eighteen, must leave their district to go and compete in The Hunger Games. While in the games all twenty-four tributes must fight to the death to entertain their Capital city. Normally there is only one winner but in this book there are two winners. In Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games, the overarching theme is that responsibility is key to survival as demonstrated by the books main character, Katniss Everdeen, and how she takes care of her mother and younger sister, hunts for her own food, and trades for food and goods around her district.
The theme of responsibility is first presented in novel through relationship between Katniss and her mother and sister, Primrose. Katniss’s mother and sister depend on Katniss for survival. In the beginning paragraph of The Hunger Games, Katniss explains that, “They’re not our kids, of course. But they might as well be. Gale’s two little brothers and a sister. Prim. And you may as well throw in our mothers, too, because how would they live without us? Who would fill those mouths that are always asking for more?“ (Collins 10). Katniss takes care of her family to make sure they live. Without her father there, Katniss learns to takes full

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