Essay about The Hunger Games By Susanna Collins

1028 Words Apr 25th, 2015 5 Pages
The novel, "The Hunger games" composed by Susanna Collins entertains the reader by displaying powerful and confronting themes throughout the futuristic and barbaric setting, the narrative text of, the main character, Katniss Everdeen 's inner thoughts and feelings. Collins presents significant themes throughout about the challenges tributes face and the struggle to survive, the courage the tributes gain outside and inside the arena as well as the control The Capitol has over Panem and the districts causing the chances of survival to decrease. Katniss ' struggles to emotionally and physically survive the forced slaughter against twenty three other tributes in the annually televised Hunger games which forms the text into a very interesting and entertaining read for the audience.
The novel thoroughly expresses the idea that surviving takes great strength mentally over brute force. The character of Katniss and Peeta represents this clearly through part 1 and part 2 of the novel. Katniss ' determination and independent nature and Peeta 's ability to form alliances is seen when Katniss ' father dies leaving the family financially unstable and crippled therefore forcing Katniss to become the leader of the family and protect her mother and little sister Prim, "At eleven years old, Prim just seven, I took over as head of the family. There was no choice". Peeta 's skill is demonstrated when he becomes outgoing with those of the Capitol before the arena giving him great advantages,…

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