The Hunger Games Essay

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What do the names, Edward Cullen, Harry Potter, and Lisbeth Salander have in common? They are all main characters in the some of the most famous novels/series that were ever written. My family and friends were overly obsessed with these three different series, however, I thought different. While I read each one of these books I never felt as if I truly engaged, nor made a strong connection to the main characters to each book. I always hoped to find a series that I could attach too. I was about to give up hope, until one of my friends referred me to a new novel. Little did I know that this series was going to make my heart race on every flip of the page. “Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun”. The specific series I am talking about is The Hunger Games Trilogy. After reading the three books: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay, I can now say I have been completely inspired by a main character. The main character in the series is a 16 year-old girl named, Katniss Everdeen. Katniss can be described as being a strong, complex, courageous, and also very vulnerable. Every time I flipped a page while reading the series I felt as if I created a special bond with Katniss. I believe that Katniss and I are mirror images of each other. Like Katniss, I had to be the leader and support my family at a young age. I had to compete to be the best athlete anyone has ever seen , and lastly, I had to choose between two boys who I had strong feelings for. Another reason why I got so interested in The Hunger Games series was the interesting setting of the series. The setting takes place in a far but unspecified time in the future, the nation of Panem has risen from the ashes of a post-apocalyptic North America. Panem's seat of power is an authentic utopian city located in the Rocky Mountains called simply "The Capitol." Outside of the Capitol, the nation is divided into twelve separate districts. With the setting being...
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