The Hunger Games Literary Analysis Essay

The Hunger Games Literary Analysis Essay
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The book titled as Hunger Games was authored by Suzanne Collins and the book depicts an amazing dystopian society. The book focuses on a girl named Katniss Everdeen who is only 16 years old and has been taking care of her entire family since the death of her father. Her job is to kill and hunt animals such as rabbits and she trades them in exchange of food (Collins 5). Furthermore, she had even signed up with the Games and in return she and her family is provided with food. In order to qualify for the Games a lottery is conducted, but to her surprise it was not her who got selected for the games and instead it is her sister. During the games a young participant of the Games who is only 11 years old experience death and Katniss protests against the games. In order to save her sister, she volunteers to replace her. The Games begin and she is mentored by Haymitch Abernathy and she is paired with Peeta. By the end of the Games, Katniss and Peeta stand victorious while the other participants die.

Main Characters

The main characters of the novel include Katniss Everdeen who is a pure depiction of the feminist movement. She is a girl who is strong and highly independent and she is the bread winner for her family. At the same time she is a very caring person and values other human beings which are depicted by her act of protest when a young member of the games experiences death. Another main character of the novel is Peeta Mellark who is depicted as a very loving and caring person. These depictions have been repeatedly described in the novel as he loves Katniss and tries to help her in every situation. He does not believe in his ability and he believes that he will not fit the Games. But he is shown as quite an inspirational character as because of him it is Katniss who believes that the Games are evil and that is one of the reasons due to which Katniss protest against the Games.


This is one of the best novels that I have ever read in my entire life and I am highly thankful that such a piece of literature was included in the coursework. This book is very exciting and at the same time depicts the sad realities of the world. The book is a clear depiction of what humans have to go through and what poor people have to experience in order to take care of the basic necessities of life. I think this book should be read by every individual and especially those who inspire to be leaders in future. This book should be read by those who want to become leaders because this book has various messages regarding the skills and abilities of a leader. This book depicts Katniss as a selfless person as she replaces her sister and put her own life on the line. This book even depicts that a leader has to have moral values and should be people oriented.

Works Cited
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic Press, 2008. Print.