Katniss In Grit

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What is grit? No, not the small pieces of sand and stone, but the trait that many of us are oblivious to. Grit isn’t something you can purchase at your local grocery store, but a quality that is acquired through determination and perseverance. In the Ted Talk, “The Keys to Success? Grit”, Angela Lee Duckworth goes on to explain in depth the meaning of this complex characteristic. She states, “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in and day out, not just for the week...Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” I find her words to mean that grit requires you to be devoted to a project, for large periods of time, and staying committed to …show more content…
She lives in a dystopian society, where the rich rule and torment the poor. These wealthy individuals belong to the Capitol, who find amusement in forms of danger and violence, especially involving humans. Who better to use to tame their craving than those in the districts, which are the working class. Katniss belonged to District 12 and found herself one of the unlucky individuals chosen to compete in The 74th Hunger Games, where the last living man wins. She was determined to defeat the Capitol once her realisation of their sick minds was transparent. Katniss did anything possible throughout the novels to defy the privileged and vicious in society, this including attempting to kill herself at the same time as the last contestant so the games would have no victor. This was an outrage to the dictator of the society, who stopped the daring girl before she committed the act in order to prevent such a thing from occurring. It began with her and a few others, but with her dedication to the cause, she was able to invoke a revolution. Katniss cared not about the risks she was taking, but the lives she was saving. It took time, but inevitably they dismantled the Capitol and created a new society in which such horrid games are nonexistent. She was dedicated to the plan, and helped form a secret army (District 13) that was the greatest force against …show more content…
Without such a quality in people, a variety of inventions and projects would yet to be completed. Grit is what pushes us to finish our long term goals, and prosper in spite of each obstacle we face. However, if it were inexistent we would abandon the goals at the first sign of trouble. Furthermore, the trait is crucial for the grabbing of goals, which is evident through the lives of myself, J.K Rowling, and Katniss Everdeen, who all demonstrate grit. They have each defied the odds and achieved what they put their minds to. Whether it be raising an average, defeating the government or writing a novel, never put your dreams aside. Grit is all around us, we are surrounded by those who, even though it may not revolutionize the nation, achieve success. So, do you have this remarkable trait? Do you have an unstoppable passion to complete your goals? Does even the most strenuous of issues not stop your success; then you, my friend, have

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