Difference Between Theseus And The Hunger Games

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Theseus and the Minotaur Vs. The Hunger Games
An ancient foundational story and a modern story that have some similarities are Theseus and the Minotaur and The Hunger Games. Both have a storyline where one-person volunteers to protect someone else and prepare to take on a difficult challenge that could end up being fatal in the end.
In the story between Theseus and the Minotaur, King Minos requested that seven boys and seven girls come to Crete from Athens every nine years so his son the Minotaur could feast (Gods, Heroes and Monsters, 4.11.). The Minotaur lived in the center of a very tricky maze called the labyrinth. Theseus didn’t like the idea of sending young children to Crete so he volunteered to go himself and defeat the Minotaur. Theseus says to his father “When it is time to send the next tribute, I will go as one of them and I vow that it is the last time the Minotaur will be fed with the flesh of any of our people (Myths and Legends, 2006)”. The bravery Theseus had to save his people is part of the reason why he is considered a mythological hero. He volunteered himself to defeat the creature not knowing if he was going to make it himself. He was confident and wise but the maze was confusing and anyone who goes in doesn’t necessary come back out. King Minos wasn’t worried because if he were to defeat his son, he wouldn’t find his way back out. In The Hunger Games, there are twelve districts. Every year a boy and a girl from each district is selected to enter
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