Hunger Games Hero Analysis

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Student’s Name Professor’s Name Subject DD MM YYYY Fighting to the End There is not a single fascinating fiction work to be found which has no hero to admire. The notion of a hero implies a charismatic, and often selfless, person, whose indispensable qualities are determination and fortitude. Having a clear goal, they do everything possible to achieve it. Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist of the “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, possesses all the features inherent in a true hero. The narration takes place in a post-apocalyptic North America. The nation-state of Panem is separated into twelve districts, the thirteenth one having been destroyed due to the rebellion against the government residing in the Capitol. Katniss comes from a poor coal-mining District 12, where she lives with her mother and younger sister Prim. Every year the Capitol holds the so-called Hunger Games to entertain its citizens and remind every district of the authorities’ immense power. The lottery system is used to identify one boy and one girl from each district to participate in the event. Only one person can remain alive and be proclaimed the winner. The hero receives a call for adventure as her sister is chosen as a tribute. Without hesitation, Katniss volunteers to take her place to realize only afterwards what a fierce struggle she is about to face. The girls’ father being dead, there is no one to provide for the family, but Katniss. Feeling a bit afraid, she is still ready to do whatever it
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