The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins Essay

1036 Words Nov 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Many themes throughout the novel the "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins can be associated with Katniss 's father in the novel. However, only the theme of survival truly represents what her father was represents in the story and drives the theme forward. This man had taught Katniss essentially everything she knows involving survival. His cleverness, craftiness, and death all shaped Katniss 's life. He analyzed his problems, figured out how to solve them, and then acted on those ideas. Katniss learned from example from her father. Now, her challenge is to survive using everything that her father had taught her then now in the games and in everyday life, advancing this theme.
Katniss 's father was one of the smartest people in her life. He practically taught her everything she knows. For example, in the quote; "But there 's also food if you know how to find it. My father knew before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion, " it shows that her father knew how to find food to stay alive, and Katniss has taken his words and methods to heart (Pg. 5). Also, this indicates he helped Katniss learn how to hunt and gather. Also, with this knowledge that her father had taught her, Katniss puts it to use in trying to keep her family alive after he dies, advancing the theme of survival to her everyday life. In addition, in the quote; "I also sold at the back doors of the wealthier clients in town, trying to remember what my father told me and learning a few new tricks is well," shows…

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