“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is a suspenseful and frightening story about a 16 year old girl, Katniss everdeen who is born into a small village called District 12. The capitol, which controls the districts hosts an annual Hunger Games each and every year. Two tributes, a boy and a girl from each district are chosen between the ages of 12-18 to compete against 22 other tributes, but only one can win. Katniss is not chosen, but her younger sister Prim is chosen at only 12 years old. Katniss volunteers in Prim 's place and is now in the hunger games.
When these words left my mouth, the boy in the middle flinched as if I was going to hit him. “It is okay, not everyone can remember my name, and I am fine with it. So you all want a story, eh.” They all nodded, the middle one still looked embarrassed. “I’ll tell the story of how I got my name, and how I became a mercenary.
Are you not Lysander?” (3.2.273). She is shocked by the sudden change that Lysander doesn’t love her anymore. Puck, realizing his mistake, tries to remedy this situation by putting love potion on Demetrius, and Demetrius falls in love with Helena too. Contrarily, Helena says, “Now I perceive that they have conjion’d all three/
She is a year older and has been horrored by her experiences. Most importantly, Katniss begins to take responsibility for her actions and chooses a side. In The Hunger Games, her primary goal is to keep herself and her family alive. After the Games, she wants to avoid study by the Capitol. However, the uprisings make her force her plans to change.
In “ The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, the main character’s qualities contribute to the theme of the novel because Katniss is very brave,determined, and self reliant, and the theme of this novel is never let anyone silence you. The text states “ Over the period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. ”(Collins 18) The text also states, “...forcing them to kill one another while we watch --this is the Capital way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.” (Collins 18)
Firstly, when people do not stand up for each other, they allow evil to return time and time again. Many people allowed the Nazis to continually deport the Jews and other non-Jews on the target list, and the Nazis always came back for more. Terrible Things is an allegory of the Holocaust, and as the rabbits are being taken, they cry, " 'Somebody help! ' But there was no one left to help" (Bunting, 24). Throughout the allegory, the forest creatures are being taken one by one by the Terrible Things, despite all warnings and opportunities to escape.
For example Snow White is struggling for her life when a huntsman going to kill her, but she was so beautiful, the huntsman let her run away. The Grimms state, “The huntsman obeyed, and took her away but when he had drawn his knife, and was about to pierce Snow White 's innocent heart, she began to weep, and said, "Ah dear huntsman, leave me my life. I will run away into the wild forest, and never come home again”. This shows the huntsman does not want to be corrupt like the Queen, but he has to because he is in lower class, and he has to do this job. The huntsman is forced to do this job because he has no other option, but to work of the
Do you know the origin of your tradition? This world is filled with a various types of customs and beliefs that has been passed down form generation to generation but a huge number of people don’t know where those beliefs came from. Many people grow up to follow certain traditions without knowing why they follow that tradition. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is a good example of how dangerous it is to blindly follow a tradition. This story is about a small village thats follows a tradition of sacrificing a random person every year in order for the corn to grow and prevent disorder in the village.
Okonkwo is also a tragic hero because of his fatal errors. Okonkwo had anger issues. At one point, one of his wives had cut a few leaves off the banana tree. “... Okonkwo gave her a sound beating and left her and her only daughter weeping.” (38).
For this task I will be presenting about Katniss Everdeen from the hunger games and how she is a tragic hero and I will be relating this back to the greek hero Oedipus. What makes a hero, a hero as stated by the reproject “Are people who transform compassion (a personal virtue) into heroic action (a civic virtue). In doing so, they put their best selves forward in service to humanity. A hero is as an individual or a network of people that take action on behalf of others in need, or in defense of integrity or a moral cause” (prezi.com). As you all know Katniss is the main character of hunger games and is identified as a tragic hero from the beginning to the end of the story.
In the book, The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a strong character with many admirable traits. She lives in an unspecified futuristic time period in a nation called Panem with twelve districts. Every year in Panem, an event takes place called The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a televised battle where each district of Panem sends a girl and a boy tribute, or participant, to fight to the death. One year, Katniss’s sister is chosen to be a tribute from her district, but Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place because she can’t stand the thought of losing her.
There are several themes in the book, each one has a significant meaning to the storyline. The first symbol that describes the theme of abuse of power is government control. The reason that they hold the Hunger Games is because it is a dystopian society and most of the districts are poor and the capitol likes it because it keeps them entertained just because they believe that they are superior to everyone else who lives outside the capitol. To explain this more into detail, the government controls all the districts and all the districts have to follow the rules or else there is a serious punishment.
The film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is based on the novel written by Suzanne Collins. A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, where Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark tried committing suicide by eating poisonous berries because they would rather die together then to face off and try to kill each other. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. After this, Katniss and Peeta realize that they have started a revolution and continue to show people their undying love for eachother; however, President Snow doesn’t believe their lie and tries to make the people see this throughout the film. So before Katniss and her partner Peeta go on a victor’s tour, where they go to all the districts to make a speech, President Snow goes to tell Katniss that he is always watching her by showing her footage of her and her old
The moment Prim’s name is chosen from the reaping bowl, Katniss becomes the spectacle since she decides to volunteer for the Hunger Games to save her little sister. It’s unheard of to have someone from District 12 volunteering for the Hunger Games. “But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.” (pg. 22) Since it is uncommon, she already has eyes on her but Katniss is very aware that she’s under surveillance once she walks onto the stage and cameras will be on her from that moment.