Dwight Lyman Moody once said, " Character is what you are in the dark." This means that a person's true character is brought forward when they go through challenges. I agree with this quote, when people go through hard times the unimportant things are stripped away, and they have to learn to grow and adapt despite the obstacles they face. In the book "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins shows how some people's challenges change them for the better, other characters don't know how to cope and take longer to adapt, and how people's reactions differed from each others.
Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist in The Hunger Game series, is one of the survivors of the hunger game. Katniss comes from district 12, the poorest area in the whole countries. The character’s image is tough and strong because she wants to protect her family from any dangers. Therefore, she volunteers to replace her sister in the hunger game to protect her. She even become the symbol of resistance (the Mockingjay) of the war to the Capitol during the revolution. For people in the Panem, Katniss is the victor of the hunger game, the hope, who survives from the torture and poverty. The image of Katniss represents people who fight for survival in the real world. People sometimes need to give up something when they faced difficulty, like Katniss, she makes efforts to fight with the government.
An unknown person once said, “When we read books, we don’t fall in love with the characters appearances. We fall in love with their thoughts, their words, and their actions. We fall in love with their souls.” In the dystopian novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, this is exactly what happens, Katniss moves the readers by having such characteristic and skills to be able to survive. Katniss’s characteristics, of being caring, having a determined personality, and her intelligence in survival skills, all help support the theme of Katniss being able to survive.
In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the main character and protagonist is 16 year old Katniss Everdeen, a strong and selfless young woman who is far more mature than her age suggests. As the main provider for her family after her father died, Katniss had to become responsible and resourceful at a young age, which forced her to participate in rebellious behavior in order to keep her family alive. She is an unselfish and protective character, putting herself in danger in order to keep the ones she loves safe, especially for her little sister Primrose. Even after the pain and hardships she has had to go through not only in the games, but in her life, Katniss maintains her
In every story, there is the good and there is the bad. Usually, this is shown from the characters in the story. The Hunger Games is a story that portraits both of these sides; the light and the dark. Today, I know I am supposed to talk about only 3 characters, but there are so many characters in the story that are so interesting. So instead, I will be talking about 4 characters from this book. The 4 characters that I chose to talk about is Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Madge Undersee and Cato.
Suzanne Collins demonstrates that the heroine Katniss is a good hero in “The Hunger Games” through bravery, inner strength and compassion. This is expressed through emotive language, repetition and descriptive language.
“We had to save you because you're the Mockingjay, Katniss, says Plutarch. While you live, the revolution lives” (Collins). Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games is a complex character who epitomizes the archetype of a hero, however, she also shatters the mold by rebelling against the capital and endangering her whole family. She starts out as a hero to her family, especially her sister, and then becomes the symbol of strength to everyone. Katniss sacrifices herself by volunteering to join the Hunger Games in place of her sister, it is a game of survival where a boy and a girl from each district are forced to fight the other members of other districts to the death. By going out of her ordinary world and preparing to join a game where her life could be taken, she fits right into the archetype of a hero. Her bow and arrow, the weapon that only she can wield, will be the only things to help her survive. Despite these heroic qualities, Katniss makes an erroneous decision and blunder mistakes that shows the reader the flip side of Katniss.
In the novel “The Hunger Games” Suzanne Collins conveys the qualities of a hero through the main character Katniss Everdeen. The novel is based around a dystopian nation, in which is placed in Panem. Through which a boy and a girl from each district must take part in ‘The Hunger Games’ where they have to fight to the death, until there is one survivor. Katniss subsequently evolves as a significant hero portraying the heroic qualities such as selflessness, identity change and intelligence. Selflessness is shown as she puts others before herself, her identity changes as she has to put up a brave face, and intelligence is displayed as her strategies progress in the games.
Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, courageous sister, a hero, a winner, and so much more. Katniss Everdeen had an impact on everyone she encountered. In our first book, the readers find out that she volunteered for her sister during the reaping. She put her life on the line for her family. What kind of person does that?
An important idea that Katniss makes the audience think of is bravery. Every day since she was sixteen she has been going outside the wall to hunt for her family. When her father died and her mother slipped into deep depression she was the only one who could feed her family as her younger sister Prim was only seven. This bravery is shown
Katniss Everdeen is the main protagonist in Suzanne Collin's trilogy: The Hunger Games. She is highlighted by her responsibility, loyalty, morality, bravery, independence and her compassion towards others. Katniss becomes the victim of her totalitarian government and unwillingly becomes the center of a revolution. The hunger games trilogy tells the story of war and its effects on the innocent. Katniss’ strong qualities shine through the suffering of realistic consequences and outcomes. Her qualities of strength and bravery along with immense compassion is something I search to achieve.
Given these symptoms (examples above) and the fact that they have lasted more than year can help us determine the Katniss Everdeen is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The criterion from DSM-5 on PTSD has also helped in determining the correct diagnosis for Katniss. The traumatic event that lead Katniss to develop PTSD was that she was forced to survive by killing foes and comrades alike. Too often she was placed in situations that were either to kill or be killed by other tributes. Situations like those escalated the risk of becoming another survivor of PTSD. As previously mentioned, the symptoms have lasted more than a year and therefore, has created significant distress on Katniss's emotional, cognitive, physical, and social
Nobody in this world has an easy life. Even some of our greatest heroes such as Rosa Parks or Babe Ruth were faced with many difficult decisions. Katniss Everdeen's life was definitely no walk in the park. Many challenges, both physical and emotional, were thrown at her face during the 16 years she spent in district 12 and her time in the arena. Early on in her life she had been forced to use the hunting and gathering skills that her father taught her to provide food for her mother and sister after his death plunged them into a life of poverty and starvation. During the games Katniss plays up a romance with Peeta hoping to get more sponsors to help with their survival in the arena, little does she know, he isn't faking his love for her. Survival is Katniss' main priority as she battles head-to-head with her 23 competitors in the arena. All Katniss knows is that these games are survival of the fittest, and if she wants to come home to her family alive, she needs to step up her game.
16 year old Katniss Everdeen was born in District 12. Her father died in a coal mining accident when she was 11. He taught her how to hunt, and more importantly how to survive. After her father’s death, she assumed role of head in their home, and provided for her mother and sister. Her little sister Primrose is twelve. Katniss would do anything for her sister, and is more than willing to die for her. These traits are put front and center after Prim is chosen for the games. Katniss volunteers for her sister in the games. This shows just how deep love runs through her veins.
In many works of literature, it is often a crucial component for characters to sacrifice opportunities that arise in their lives in order to help loved ones. In Suzanne Collin’s “The Hunger Games,” protagonist Katniss Everdeen sacrifices the chance to live her own life in order for her sister, Primrose Everdeen, to not experience potential death in the arena. Another character that has similar attributes to Katniss Everdeen would be Pari II in Khaled Hosseini’s, “And the Mountains Echoed.” This novel depicts a strong relationship between parents and a daughter that results in missed opportunities due to the health risks that have developed in the parents. The fundamental values of such a character have developed through years of witnessing