The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Amandip Lidder
Mrs. Suresh
July, 22, 2015 Independent Study Unit
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo demonstrates the way in which people are affected by war, and a brutal dictatorship. The authors illustrates the main purpose for writing their novel through the use of imagery, characterization, foreshadowing, flashback, similes, and symbolism.
Suzanne Collins and Steven Galloway use imagery and characterization to vividly describe the effects and outcomes of war and dictatorship. Suzanne Collins portrays, Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist, as a quiet, smart individual, who only hunts animals
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(Collins, 102) She does not care about the results of her actions, as long as her family is safe. This quotation indicates, that Katniss’ recklessness shows passion for her family and survival which manifests through violence towards the Capitol. Initially, Katniss does not care about the Capitol much, but once she begins The Hunger Games her anger is getting stronger. In addition, the following quotation demonstrates that the games begins to impact Katniss’ character. Katniss says her “hatred for the Capitol has not lessened.” (Collins, 238) This statement hints at more trouble ahead for the protagonist. Haymitch another character from The Hunger Games, advances his humanity all throughout the book. In the beginning, Haymitch is an over confident, slobby, and drunk man who does not care for others around him. Throughout the novel he becomes more compassionate for others. Feeling sorry for the series of events Peeta and Katniss have to go through in order to win the games. During the games, Peeta is nearing death, and “Haymitch has done it! He’s gotten the medicine”, (Collins, 276) which is very difficult to do. He has found a way to help these two young adults whom he does not know for a long period of time. According to Vivienne Muller’s essay on Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games Trilogy,
“Katniss’s mentor, Haymitch, who helps broker the favours the viewers can bestow on their favourites, provides her with a healing balm after she is caught by a fireball which the
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