The Secret Life Of Bees By Suzanne Collins

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“Probably the strongest influence in our lives is the family we grew up in. Our birth order, the personality 's of our parent(s), the way we were treated by our siblings, the socioeconomic status of the family, their education, the place we lived — all of these shaped us at the time when we were most vulnerable to being shaped” states Phillip Wittmeyer in his article Family Influence. No matter what age an individual is and whether or not their biological family was able to influence them in such a way, during times of need the individual is likely to turn back to their family, either reflecting on the thought of them or their morals, in search of hope and security. Characters within the novels, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The…show more content…
Often times in today’s world the phrase, “I have lost all hope” is used lightly. However, in times of oppression, as the main characters of the novels are in, losing hope is a mind crippling fear as the character know once this happens they can easily slip into a forever lasting hole of no hope, which in specific situations can have major consequences or even result in death. In order to continue to find hope characters often turn to their families as they would not want to either disappoint or harm the ones they love. Within The Hunger Games Katniss finds herself slipping into the mindset that she cannot win and should just give up as there is no point. She quickly recognizes however, that this will not help her family or anyone in District 12 and she continues to uses them as motivation to persevere through the games. Katniss states shortly after she regains consciousness after being burned in the fire that Panem had created, “what 's funny was, Prim, who’s scared of her own shadow, stayed and helped. My mother says healers are born, not made [...] Then I remember my mother saying that if a burn’s severe enough, the victim might not even feel pain because the nerves would be destroyed. Encouraged by this, I sit up and

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