Hunger Games Essay 1

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In the book “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen, a rebellious young women, sneaks out into the forest hunting for food to feed her family as well as Gale’s family. Before the hunger games, Katniss only attended to her opinion and was a very independent. Katniss Everdeen's view on public opinion has changed drastically, changing herself to impress the public, and slowly losing grasp of her true self. During the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark played the star-crossed lovers act, to gain the audience’s attention, resulting in more sponsorships. Katniss Everdeen was expecting a certain death before The Hunger Games started. Katniss shuts out all everyone’s opinion because she doesn’t believe she will make it out alive. Gale Believes Katniss has the potential to overcome the other tributes in The Hunger Games if she finds a bow. Gale states: “Listen,” “Getting a knife should be pretty easy, but you’ve got to get your hands on a bow. That’s your best chance.”(Pg. 24). Katniss, being pessimistic, shuts out all of Gale’s positive remarks “They don’t always have bows,” I say, thinking of the year there were only horrible spiked maces that the tributes had to bludgeon one another to death with.(Pg 24). Katniss Everdeen, doesn’t know her own strength until she is confronted by her need for that

strength. She is a young woman who is forced to become stronger in circumstances that might otherwise break her. She is a young woman who has no choice but to fight for survival, for herself, for her family, and for her people. As the girl tribute from District 12, Katniss is thrust into the spotlight when she hits the Capitol. Cameras are on her every move at every minute; unfortunately, though, she's not funny or charming or even particularly telegenic. As Haymitch puts it, whenever she opens her mouth, she comes across as "sullen and hostile"(Pg 64). So, Katniss must learn the importance of public...
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