Overview of the Hunger Games Trilogy Essay

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“I volunteer as tribute,” shouts Katniss Everdeen on Reaping day in District 12 as her younger sister apprehensively walks to the platform after her name is drawn. From this pivotal moment, readers instantly become engrossed and obsessed with the trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” and the succeeding novels; “Catching Fire,” and “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins. This moment of strength and fear for the life of a sister, exposes the world to a heroine like never before and a story like no other. The setting of “The Hunger Games,” takes place in a futuristic world that punishes the citizens of the districts around a capital, Panem. The citizens in the districts are punished for a revolt that almost destroyed the country years ago, with an annual …show more content…

Having committed so much of herself to taking care of her family and her people, Katniss is one of the strongest female characters in this book as well as many others. Also as noteworthy as Katniss, is the bread-baking boy who lived through the games with her, Peeta Mallark. The most endearing part of Peeta is his sense of purpose and loyalty. With only one out of twenty-four contestants coming out of the games alive, Peeta feels certain that it will not be him. However, even with the fear of death hovering over him, Peeta is determined to stay himself through the games and show the Capitol, that it does not own him. His unwavering loyalty to Katniss as well is also something worth mentioning, as it is the string that kept him and Katniss alive. As well as the main characters, are other characters who add just as much depth and love to the story. Of these exceptional characters include Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ sister. After Katniss sparked the rebellion, Primrose dedicated her time and ultimately lost her life helping the innocent victims caught in the crossfires of war. Another character is Gale, whose intelligence helped move the rebellion forward so that people in all districts could be free. While a part of Impressive characters are just one aspect of “The Hunger Games,” the other is a plot that not only keeps you on your toes, but also reminds readers to be thankful for the life they do have. From the 74th games to the 75th games, the games always

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