Every story based on a Hero must go through a series of steps known as The Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey has three main parts which are; Departure, Initiation, and Return. The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is one of the many stories that follow this process. In this novel, Katniss Everdeen the story’s hero goes through the steps in a unique way, having to fight, kill and be hunted by kids of her own age and to fight to the death.
In The Hunger Games Katniss goes through the Departure stage just as every other Hero does, but Katniss knows that the chance of Call to Adventure is coming but when The Capitol comes to her district to choose the annual two tributes, her little sister Primrose is chosen. Katniss then offers herself to be tribute instead of Primrose. The Refusal of the Call comes when Katniss is frightened and unsteady about what is happening and the thought of having to go out and fight to the death with random kids Katniss would like to refuse this task but she is forced to by The Capitol. Katniss’ Supernatural Aid is not magical but is there with her throughout the whole experience and is her mentor who previously won a Hunger Game. The Crossing of the First Threshold stage is shown when Katniss is in the training arena and shows her skills of archery with the bow and arrow to the judges. When Katniss shoots her arrow towards all the judges and hits an apple is where The Belly of the Whale step happens because it is her lowest point and willingness just to prove to the judges that she is a very accurate shooter. The Initiation stage of The Hero’s Journey begins with The Road of Trials happen when Katniss must leave behind all the supplies of weapons because she was instructed to by her mentor, when the forest is set on fire and fireballs sail through the air to hit her and when the group of tributes finds Katniss are waiting for her at the bottom of the tree, where Katniss has to drop the hive of tracker jackers which are very...
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