Katniss’s heroine journey begins when her sister is chosen at the Reaping to be a tribute in the Hunger Games. She feels called to take her place because she knew she would not survive; she answers the call to adventure without second guessing. Her everyday life is disturbed and the story changes drastically. Katniss gets taken away from what is familiar, as most heroes do in the typical hero’s journey. Katniss’s story immediately follows the next step, where she meets her mentor, Haymitch Abernathy; and companion, Peeta Mellark.
They are taken from their families, never to be seen again, unless they are the victor of that years hunger games. Most of the districts are poor and the citizens rely on their children to survive. They have to go hunting outside of the district, which is considered illegal and a punishable offense. This is another example of a dehumanized society because if they get caught hunting, they can be killed even if they are hunting to survive. The citizens of the Capital are also dehumanized.
It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight. Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him.” This quote from chapter nine shows her maturing because she could of easily fought Cecil but did not want to let her father down. Scout was known as a tomboy she wore overalls instead of dresses and she played outside with her brother instead of playing with dolls. “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
The need to be accepted drives the characters to extreme behaviour for example when Curley’s wife tells Crooks that she “could get [him] lynched so easy it ain’t even funny.” The loneliness she feels means she cannot interact properly or form relationships with the men on the ranch because she constantly has to defend herself. George and Lennie are the only characters who manage even a slight companionship. The other characters are immediately suspicious, as the boss says to George, “Are you taking his pay?” Loneliness is the norm on the ranch; the idea of two men travelling together for company is very unusual within the novel but is attractive to other ranch workers; most notably Candy who quickly joins the dream to buy a plot of land as a way to escape his lonely, harsh surroundings. The main setting of the bunk house is a workplace with many people so it is quite ironic that the men should feel so lonely. However Steinbeck’s language
“For after finding out who Lio was exactly, mama had forbidden Minerva to bring him into the house” (Alvarez 75). She kept Lio away from the house but she did not stop seeing him. Lio had to leave because his name was all over the newspapers and the police were looking for him. When Lio left he said he would write Minerva every day. Lio left, Minerva was not receiving any letters and was kind of curious because he did say he would right her every day.
But if the humans have the willpower, they have the potential to overcome any challenge and that will only prepare them for other challenges later in life. In The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, where a sixteen year old girl named Katniss Everdeen has to face a nearly impossible task. Katniss and her family live poverty. Her country is being abused by the power of the totalitarian government called the Capitol. The innocent children are taken from their homes and are subjected to killing each other in an arena.
After facing apocalyptic war destruction, a new nation arose from the remains of what was once North America: Panem. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, not only exposes the struggles due to the overpowering Capitol of Panem, but also looks into humanity itself. How could something so cruel go unopposed and even enjoyed? Surrounded by 12 districts, the Capitol started an annual event, known as the Hunger Games, to remind everyone of their defeat in the war. Each district offers a tribute, one boy and one girl, anywhere from age twelve to the age of eighteen.
Scout wonders if she was switched at birth. "She's the kind of woman who wears a corset under her bathrobe" Scout compares her to Mount Everest: "throughout my early life, she was cold and there" and whenever Scout expresses an interest in something 'not done by the Finches' she is down on her niece like an avalanche. This links to prejudice as aunt Alexandra refuses to let anyone in the family do anything that might upset their reputation and make them look bad. Even if what they are doing is right. She also disagrees with Atticus for representing Tom in the trial, making Scout dislike her even more.
What you do will only bring shame to your parents and to you. A mother love will only go so far. Once u burn you bridge it is hard to get it back. A Mother love will be there but it is only so much she can take. The holidays and birthdays they felt lonely cause they was not with family and friends, instead the white tell them what they can and cannot do.
Esperanza, being in her adolescence, needs her own space. Her only saving grace is four little Elm Trees growing at the curb that show her life does exist there. The neighborhood has gone downhill according to one of the neighbors that will be moving out. Esperanza observes kids hanging out, bums on the street corner, and that the alley is not safe but mentions kids playing in it often. She knows immediately that she does not want the fate of the wives that live their because most of them get married young, have children, are not allowed out of their homes by their husbands, and most are beaten frequently.