The Hunger Games

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Insightful and based on morals and justice, The Hunger Games values the concern and compassion of characters like Katniss and Peeta, while finding fault in the inhuman and selfish ways of others. The novel focuses on Katniss Everdeen, the 16-year-old protagonist and tribute for The Hunger Games, pitted against twenty-three others in a gamble for her own life. Furthermore survival above all others is one of the most prevalent themes in The Hunger Games, providing a precarious feeling of one’s survival. The author Suzanne Collins incorporated many various themes to create a deep, rich mythology presenting an interesting and unforgettable story that is relatable to her own world. In addition trust and government control follow shortly after survival for both the relationships of Katniss and Peeta and the power hungry President Snow’s goals. Within Katniss are the undeniable instinct to survive and the undying will to push onward. Katniss proves herself, bearing great survival skills that are imperative for her own well-being. “It was slow going at first, but I was determined to feed us. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit for stew, and gathered the various plants that sprung up beneath my feet. Plants are tricky. Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you’re dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father’s pictures. I kept us alive.” Quoted from the book (4.19), it proves Katniss’

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