IRJE Hunger Games

Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. At training, Katniss watches the other tributes. Almost all are bigger than her, though many are clearly underfed. The tributes from the wealthier districts are all healthy. Some of them, called Career Tributes, train all their lives to compete in the Games.

When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually, I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.

This entry describes a couple of Katniss’ attributes that are key to her excursion through the novel. To begin with, they delineate that she has an inborn comprehension of the treacheries sustained by the Capitol, just as an innate progressive sparkle. In any case, she has learned in her life that reasonability recommends a stoical standpoint, which she embraces so as to not cause to notice herself. Her “unconcerned veil” encourages her to accommodate her family. This constrained frame of mind is one that she will challenge all through the experience so as to rediscover who she is where it counts: a progressive with a profound feeling of compassion for those tormented by foul play.