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Hunger Games Essay

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  • Category: English
  • Length: 391 words

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The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collin in 2008. it is set in 'a few hundred years' in the future. In this essay I will address an important setting that was challenging for the characters in the text and how they were forced to change and adapt. The three main ideas I'll be looking at is the way Katniss had to adapt in order to survive in district 12, how she had to adapt in her relationship and how she had to change to survive the hunger games.  

In The Hunger Games one way Katniss was forced to adapt and change is   for survival in district 12. There are many ways Katniss was challeged in district 12 and when her father died at the age 11, the responsibility she took on became much greater especialy for an 11 year old child. As her mother was too depressed too provide for Katniss and her little sister Primrose. Katniss has been forced, at age of 11, to become the sole protector, hunter and gatherer for her family. Being able to survive in these hard conditions is the difference between life and death. District 12 is an oppressed place to live and is restricted of basic resources controlling Government. This forces Katniss to hunt illegally. “ Starvation's not an uncommon fate   in district 12. Who hasnt seen the victims ? Older people can't work. Children from a family with too many to feed. Those injured in the mines.... Starvation is never the cause of death officially. Its always the flu, or exposre or pneumonia. But that fools no one.” Outside District 12 in the woods is where Katniss makes use of her hunting, tacking and foreging skills with her trusted friend Gale. Her father taught her these skills before his death from a coal mine accidents. These skills are the life line for Karniss and her family.

Katniss also had to adapt and change in her relationships with other character throughout the novel. She practicality limits her understanding of others, sometimes Katniss's drive to complete task and survive get in the way of her ability to...

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