Examples Of Personal Identity In The Hunger Games

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Personal identity is the concept you develop about yourself that evolves over the course of your life. This may include aspects of your life that you have no control over, such as where you grew up or the colour of your skin, as well as choices you make in life, such as how you spend your time and what you believe. You demonstrate portions of your personal identity outwardly through what you wear and how you interact with other people. You may also keep some elements of your personal identity to yourself, even when these parts of yourself are very important. The children’s book that I have chosen to discuss the theme of personal identity is ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins. In my opinion this book optimises the struggle that some teenagers feel when finding their personal identity. Especially in today’s…show more content…
Due to this fact, on arrival in the Capitol Katniss is stripped of her masculine characteristics and portrayed as a Love interest of Peeta. This shows how sometimes people change who they are either by choice or forced to do so in Katniss’s sake. As Chuck Palahniuk states “Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to Jay Gatsby in ‘The Great Gatsby.’ It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you are given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?” this is an interesting concept because without a doubt at least once in people’s lives they dream of being something or someone else. But as can be seen from ‘The Great Gatsby’ in particular that creating a new persona doesn’t always work out in the way in which you may have imagined. In terms of personal identity and trying to fit in its important to remember, don’t change so that people will like you. Be yourself and the people that matter will love
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