Katniss Everdeen In The Hunger Games: A Dystopian Society?

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The Hunger Games represents a dystopian society where there is an annual televised event where twenty-four children fight to the death until only one remains. I could only imagined being in the crowd of children on selection day where you do not know whose name could be called next, whether it be your own name to be called or a member of your friends and family it would be devastating knowing that their chance for survival is very limited. Katniss Everdeen, is the main character of The Hunger Games who was from District Twelve, the districts are set up and numbered from one to twelve where District One is the wealthiest and has the most resources in order to prepare if you are selected to be in the games, while District Twelve is the poorest …show more content…
Katniss volunteers herself as tribute to the games to take her sister’s place and keep her safe. As a member of District Twelve and having such a little chance to win, Katniss was essentially sacrificing her life for her sister because being from District Twelve you do not receive much support from others, such as medicine or food from sponsors throughout the games, and not being able to train for the games because as a member of District Twelve you would have to get a job and help contribute to your family 's success . Being put in the situation that Katniss was where her little sister who she is supposed to guard and protect is selected to enter the games, as a older brother myself to my three younger siblings that I am supposed to watch over and guide would have done the same thing and put my life on the line to keep my family safe. In the Christian world, laying down and self-sacrificing yourself for someone else is a glorious and praiseful act, however, as Katniss begins the games she is an innocent girl from District Twelve but after the games begin she forgets all of her morals and becomes a killing machine. The children that are thrown into these games to fight to the death are the victims of a flawed society where The Hunger Games, and the people who run them are the real …show more content…
The people of Capitol use The Hunger Games as punishment for the districts for their failed rebellion against the capitol. With the games being held annually at the capitol and being watched on television by everyone else which is enforced by the Capitol for their own entertainment. This flaw that is presented through The Hunger Games is present in today’s society where we seek pleasure in the reading of The Hunger Games and having people fight to the death for our own entertainment. Katniss is a victim of the games that is forced to kill others for her own safety and even turn on those that she loves. Being put into an area with twenty three other children would be devastating with the mindset of o kill or be killed. I would not have the will and power to turn against others and fight to the death and would never go against those that I love. As part of the games the Capitol, where the games are held and where the people that control how the games are played live, in order to control the games they present many environmental factors that affect how the game is played. One of these environmental factors include tracker jackers that if stung by them you will be poisoned and die, Katniss uses this to her advantage to eliminate some of her competition, by dropping an entire nest of tracker jackers on a group of

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