Mocking Jay Literary Analysis

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“The pencil moves across the page on its own. I open my eyes and see the wobbly letters. I KILL SNOW. If he's captured, I want the privilege.”In “Mocking Jay”, bestselling author Suzanne Collins creates the amazing world of Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, the one that survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped, her family is safe, and Peeta has been captured by the capitol. There are rebels, and leaders. A revolution is unfolding. Collins is making a point about life after North America. In this story, you are forced to think about things you can't even imagine happening, life, death, and even love. Katniss Everdeen is confused, wounded, and worried, but she's back. She's a sixteen year old girl that's survived the Hunger Games, not only once, but twice. She was more prepared going into the arena the second time, but she definitely wasn't ready for what would occur inside. When we first meet Katniss at the beginning of “The Hunger Games”, she's in an overwhelming position. To start with, she lives in a completely totalitarian state where most of the population is malnourished, overworked, and oppressed by The Capitol, their awful government. Katniss's entry into the Hunger Games places her in an even more difficult situation and it is then that we see a lot of her true self come out. In “The Hunger Games”, Katniss displays defiance toward the Capitol's inhumane treatment in a lot of different ways. She volunteers to take Prim, her younger sister's, place at the reaping, covers Rue's body in an assortment of flowers as sort of a memorial, and almost eats the life-threatening berries at the end of the Games. In her second round of the Games, the pressure on Katniss increases to a point at which most people would completely breakdown. In “Catching Fire” we see a more desperate and determined Katniss, a lot less defiance, though she does
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