I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

Archetypal Situations In Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

An archetype can be linked to “Hunger Games” in many different ways, according to analysis. Katniss is a young girl from District 11 who joined Rue in an alliance. Katniss helped Rue, who was almost certain death when she faced it. Katniss, Peeta and Rue were the “heroes” of the Hunger Games. Katniss’s sister Primrose, Katniss, was pulled from a reaping bowl. Katniss offered to volunteer in her place. Peeta joined an alumni group to help them avoid Katniss. The mocking-jay pin is an archetype. Katniss gave Prim the pin back. Katniss said it to Prim first when she gave it before the reaping. The pin was also symbolic of unity. The pin could also be used to summon mocking jays by calling when several would appear on the scene. Prim and Katniss were united in their own ways. The love triangle between Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Molark is an example of the archetypal situation. Katniss is torn by her childhood friend, Gale Hawkthorne. However, she must pretend that she loves Gale in order to keep her from being executed for false pretenses. Katniss is deeply in love with Gale, but she fears for her life and cannot speak or act on it. Katniss becomes torn by Gale’s love and cannot speak or act upon it because of fear of death from the capital. Hamlet’s internal thoughts and philosophical banter are the end of Hamlet’s story in “Hamlet”. He is an extremely verbose, introspective man. This is both his greatest and tragic flaw. Hamlet is a tragic and heroic hero, even though his tragic flaws are not his. As a member the royal family, Hamlet can be vulnerable to stressful and negative situations. Thus his engagement with words until he nearly falls ill is tragic. Hamlet views language and words as key to both the play’s driving action as well as its end result. All characters have been affected with poisoned speech. Shakespeare’s play gives the reader a hint of what lies ahead when Hamlet’s ghost states that Claudius poisoned “the whole of Denmark” with his words. Even though the reader may not be aware, the play’s action is driven by words. Ophelia is driven to suicide by Hamlet’s words, not his actions toward her. Like the other men in Shakespeare’s play, he treats Ophelia as a child and tells him that he should make her a nunnery. He could have ignored or shunned his wife in a more literal manner but instead he uses the power words to make her feel like he is using daggers. Hamlet is a tragic hero, as he causes his own death and tragic downfall. Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs demonstrates that all living creatures with thinking processes, regardless of their origin, have the same basic needs. In his search for shelter, the creature knew what he needed and ended up hiding near the cabin. As he reached for water, he could see his shadow. This was the beginning of his exploration of himself. His safety requirements were also met in his hideaway. As he walked by the village, he could see their reaction and felt their anger. He was also aware of the psychological reaction that he caused to the passerby. Instead of moving on, however, he fled to hide from their fear and embarrassment. He was aware of his social needs and sought Victor’s help immediately after he arrived on the planet. He felt rejected and wanted to make new connections. He found an attachment to everything by looking through the hole in his cabin. He eventually wanted to be with a woman and requested Victor. He is desperate for a relationship. He was very self-conscious and aware of his appearance. Although he felt excluded, he believed he was worthy of being included in the rest. Victor wanted Victor to be acknowledged for his creation of a monster against His will. He was an ambitious and arrogant psycho who placed him on this plane. His self-actualization needed required that he make some difference. He tried to fit in, but he failed. He read Paradise Lost, John Milton, and learned many things by himself. Because he learned a wide range of skills by himself, it is clear that he was determined and eager to improve himself. He was unable to fit in and spent his time in solitude with his evil creator.


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