Many people break the rules on a daily basis, some do horrible things while many others break rules to attempt to allow themselves or others to live a better free life, there is a fine line between breaking rules for good reasons and breaking rules for bad reasons. Breaking laws or rules is okay, so long as it does not affect the wellbeing of others in a negative way, as long as whatever you are doing to break the law or rules is morally sound, benefits others, and you should break the rules for the right reasons.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is the beginning of the final installment of the cinematic adaption of the young adult book series by the same title. The film picks up shortly after the conclusion of the previous film, with Katniss and fellow victors Finnick and Beetee having been safely rescued from the 75th Hunger Games arena. They are transported to an underground facility beneath the destroyed District 13, where a rebel army has been gathering supplies and training for another fight against the Capitol in attempt to overthrow President Snow and his dictatorial regime. Rebel leader President Alma Coin is able to convince an unenthusiastic Katniss to serve as the Mockingjay, a symbol of the rebellion and rallying figure for the other districts to unite against the Capitol. A series of mini-battles ensue, making it evident that the Capitol is slowly losing its iron grip over the Districts. Katniss’ main concern is Peeta, whom the Capitol captured in the Hunger Games arena, and is using as a propaganda tool in
Can you imagine being put in an arena, where you fight to the death while others watch for enjoyment? This is the situation the main character of the Hunger Games is being put in. Katniss Everdeen volunteered for her sister to be put into the game known as the Hunger Games. This game is quite brutal as it is where people watch children ages 12-18 fight to the death. This girl faces many hardships and challenges throughout the book. These include the reapings, the actual games, and the leader of her area, President Snow. All of these things challenged Katniss throughout her experience of competing in the annual Hunger Games.
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.
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.
The Empowerment, bravery, and pride these three components are viewed through every individual that judges their “statues.” When examining through a feminist lens, Katniss Everdeen portrays a modern Atalanta in that she demonstrates female empowerment, bravery, and pride they share.
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?
This quote is an indication to readers how Katniss’s world seems kind of hopeless and people are barely surviving. It is easy for readers to picture these worn out, unclean, starving, exhausted people and it’s also expressing to readers the degree of poverty Katniss and the people of District Twelve live in. Her conditions in the games however were illustrated to readers as a world of survival, the description of the arena as a jungle, the way temperatures would rise and drop when they’d least expect it and the effect it had on her and Peeta, and the way she had to survive an attack of a fire wall descending upon her at the end of Chapter Twelve and throughout the beginning of Chapter Thirteen. In this midst of this world of survival drawn out for readers by Collins, there is an encounter where Katniss humanity shines and overpowers her need to survive.
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.
When Katniss finally agreed to being the Mockingjay, she became the symbol of the rebellion, meaning all of the rebels looked up to her. Katniss acted as their leader, their reason to fight back against the Capitol. Hope played a huge part in Mockingjay, because Katniss would have most likely died if it wasn’t for Squad 451’s willpower and bravery to keep Katniss alive. Half of the districts would end up siding with the Capitol, or maybe stay out of the war, causing the Rebels to have lesser numbers. Finally, Katniss wouldn’t have agreed to being the Mockingjay if it wasn’t for Peeta and Prim. One of her main goals was to rescue Peeta from the Capitol, and if Katniss didn’t have Prim, she wouldn’t have anyone to really fight for in the war.
To start, Katniss betrays the Capitols orders and leads the rebellion of districts to fight and start a revolution. This is betraying President Snow and his orders. “Peeta, this is your home. None of your family has been heard of since the bombing. Twelve is gone. And you’re calling for a cease-fire? I look across the emptiness. There’s no one left to hear you.” (Mockingjay 129) This shows that the Capitol is horrible and Katniss is calling them out on it. They brainwashed Peeta and she is trying to explain to him and all of the districts why they need to rebel. Katniss and the rest of the rebellion are trying to betray the Capitol. They want to survive and live a free life. They are doing this through rebellion. As explained previously, Catching Fire shows that betrayal is a common part of survival, and so does Mockingjay. AT the end of the story, “I am Katniss Everdeen… I brought down the Capitol….President snow has been tried and found guilty, sentenced to execution.” (Mockingjay 353) This shows that the rebellion succeeded in taking down the Capitol and betraying them. This let all of the citizens of Panem survive. They betrayed the Capitol and can live on their own now. Both Catching Fire and Mockingjay taught the reader that betrayal is a common part of survival but in different
Without the person Katniss thought would have her back, she is now left with the harsh reality that she can’t trust anyone at all. Even though Katniss is blindsided, she is quick to recover and carry on. This composition fits this scene because it talks about taking back what’s left of themselves. It creates a sense of empowerment that shows the audience that Katniss is able to overcome the challenges that have begun to make their way into her path. It also shows that the obstacles are making her stronger and more
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 my book the protagonist Katniss struggles with being oppressed. She is working to end the oppression that the hunger games causes. She has experienced this her whole life, because she is entered in the drawing to be in the hunger games every year of her life. They also have no opportunity to rise up and are stuck at that level. She will always live in district 12 and doesn't really go anywhere. She wins the hunger games, and that's supposed to give her freedom, but still she is oppressed by the government and president Snow.
“Don't go,” Peeta told Katniss. Katniss knew she had to go. She knew she needed the bag and whatever was in it, but she couldn't stop thinking about Peeta’s words. Katniss secretly drugged Peeta to sleep and went to the Cornucopia to gather the stuff the sponsors had supplied. Do you let others make choices for you? Do you make them yourself? Both Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and Ani Mells from “The Scourge” by Jennifer A. Nielsen make their own choices. Katniss and Ani are both going through hard times. Katniss has volunteered for her sister, Primrose, to be in the Hunger Games; To go into an arena, and fight 23 other kids, from ages 12-18 to the death. Ani’s Scourge test results come back positive, and she is sent to the Scourge colony: Attic Island. Ani, being hated by the Governor, is always at risk with her life. Katniss and Ani are independent. One reason is that they are both strong-willed. Another reason is that they both like to rebel the rules.