Katniss Everdeen: The Greatest Heroine of Our Generation

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Throughout all of human history it is noted that most heroes are male, be it fictitious or in real life. Webster define a “hero” as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble quality but thats mean that women can’t be heroes too. Katniss Everdeen at “The Hunger Games” exhibits all the characteristics of a real “hero”. Her appearance fools foes as a weak and easy target to kill. Katniss’ has many abilities but her mind is her greatest power. She exemplifies that women can be heroes and one don’t need to be perfect to be a hero. Katniss Everdeen is our greatest hero of our generation. In appearance, she may look like just any ordinary, innocent teenage girl in District 12. She normally wears her hair in a long braid down her back. Katniss is thin and not very tall but quite strong for her size from hunting to feed her family in the woods outside District 12 with Gale, a childhood friend. She has straight black hair, olive skin and grey eyes, which are typical characteristics of the seam; the poorest area of District 12. Characteristics that have helped her deceive her foes. As she meets Cinna in the Capitol, he designs amazing dresses for Katniss. First, it was a dress that has fire burning on it for the Tribute parade. Then it was her supposed to be wedding dress but as she spins around and around it turns into a Mocking Jay costume. During the games, Katniss wears a body suit and carries around essentials to survive in the arena like

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