Stories and the Hunger Games Essay

1842 Words May 8th, 2013 8 Pages
In The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, the story of Katniss Everdean unfolds: the story of a young girl living in poverty under a tyrannical government. Katniss volunteers to compete, in her little sister’s place, in a competition held yearly called the Hunger Games. These games consist of a fight to the death between 24 teenagers, a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts under the Capitol’s control. Katniss teaches the reader to persevere and be strong. She shows her strength in adversity and fights against the government that threatens to consume everything she loves. The savageness of human nature is also revealed in this story. The Capitol enjoyed watching the tributes fight to the death in the arena. The Hunger Games is a story …show more content…
And strong she became, so strong she’s locked herself away from others. This strength kept her alive in a world so set on seeing her die. I love Katniss because she continues to fight until the very end and never listens to anyone who tells her she can’t succeed. She turns others’ scorn and disapproval into fuel for her perseverance. I think Suzanne Collins wants to excite people to strive for a better world and not to just be content with what we’re given. To most citizens in District 12, being chosen for the hunger games was a death sentence, but Katniss decided to use it as a chance to revolt against the Capitol and the injustice presented her. I respect Katniss immensely for this. It’s so easy to become discouraged and so much simpler to give in; but the satisfaction of persevering and ending up victorious is indescribable. I think Suzanne Collins wants the readers to understand the satisfaction of even a small victory in the face of a seemingly unconquerable enemy.

Just like many other stories throughout time, The Hunger Games, addresses the issue of government. The Capitol controls the twelve outlying districts with fear. The Capitol keeps most of these districts impoverished so they don’t have the resources to revolt. Most of the citizens resign themselves to this treatment but Katniss refuses to settle for such injustice. Instead of violent

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