The Hunger Games Argumentative Essay

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Jenny Lin 04/4/13 Psychology 102 Mr. Silverstein Paper #2 Muhammad Ali once said, “Impossible is not a declaration, It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” This means that throughout life humans face difficult challenges that may seem impossible to overcome. 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. Each day is a life and death challenge for Katniss and the people, from the subjection of the…show more content…
For the past 74 Hunger Games, only one victor came from district twelve. Even so district twelve was the poorest district and the other districts, including the Capitol didn’t expect much from them. Katniss is a small girl from district twelve. This is the concept known as societal expectations. Societal expectations are the roles or responsibilities in a society that people assume what’s normal to take. As people grow older, society expects more from them because of more acquired abilities. Based on class and societal expectations, people did ignore Katniss for the first part of the games. But when Katniss shows her exceptional skills of archery and hunting during the games, people did suspect she had a chance to win the Hunger Games. Katniss wasn’t what society expected, they didn’t expect her to be such a strong candidate for a winner. (The Hunger Games,

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