Archetypes In The Hunger Games

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There are many movies, shows, plays,and books that contain archetypes. It may have been hard to recognize them because you are unaware of what they are. An archetype is a very typical example of a person or thing. Some major archetypes we see in literature are the hero, star-crossed lover, mentor, underdog, the devil, angel, and many more. One version of literature that has many archetypes is the Hunger Games. Archetypes that are exhibited in the Hunger Games is in many of the characters like Katniss Everdeen , Peeta Mellark, Shaymitch Abernathy, Gale Hawthorne, Primrose Everdeen, President Snow and many more characters but some of the main archetypes that are shown in the Hunger Games is the Hero, the Underdog, and the Star-crossed lovers. If you have not seen the Hunger Games there may be some confusion on what it is. The Hunger Games were made to keep the districts of Panem from revolting against the capital. The 12 districts made up Panem. Every year the capital holds a annual Hunger Games for all 12 of the districts. One girl and one boy would be picked at random from each district to participate in the Hunger games. Each player must fight to the finish and wipe out one another until there is only one left. At the reaping of the 74th hunger games Primrose Everdeen, Katnisses sister was chosen to be district 12s women tribute. Until Katniss volunteers to take her younger sisters place to be district 12s tribute along with Peeta Mellark district 12s local baker. After
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