I am currently reading the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I have really connected to this book, so for my genre piece I have chose to write about which character I would like to be. I would like to be like Katniss for many reasons, one including the way she acts with the skills she has.
Katniss shows a lot of maturity in these books and it really makes me look up to her as a person. She has a lot of nerve for as young as she is to get married to save her family and friends, and also shows a lot of respect as a leader. Through out the whole first hunger games they were in, she had to stick for herself. She also had to think a lot when Peeta and her paired up and Peeta was injured. I think that a lot of people can look up to Katniss even though she is a girl. But just because she is a girl, doesn’t mean that boys can’t look up to her as well. She shows a lot of qualities that a boy can look up to such as her hunting. Her being able to shoot a bow better then anyone in the hunger games puts her to an advantage that anyone would want to take. Katniss makes herself stand out, but not in obnoxious ways, she shows everyone what to be afraid and who she is without any fear inside her. I think that if I were like Katniss I would a life that wouldn’t be made around all the bad things in life and what is bringing me down, but made by what’s inside of me and how I can be who I am and show others that too.
The main Character Katniss in the Hunger Games series is quite like Scout in the book To Kill a Mockingbird in many ways. Katniss is a very tom-boy like girl. She has to hunt and fish to keep her family alive and away from starvation. In this same way is Scout, she loves to play outside and get all muddy with her brother and neighbor. Katniss also has to face many adult like situations, like being in the hunger games themselves. All the brutal killings and thinking smarter then her opponents are some things she really had to take seriously. This makes her life change so much. It changed when she got back to her hometown, she is supposed to act lady like in front of the camera from the capitol and not be the person who she really is there at her own house. In the same way Scout had to face going to the court and seeing what her father is truly like to save someone’s life. This really showed Scout the side of people that she has never seen before, and made her change as a person as well. Also because of her aunt Alexandra staying with them, Scout has to act lady like because that is how she says girls should be acting. This is a side of Scout that she isn’t used to because she is usually just being like the boys and not having to drink tea and do other things that women do. Both main characters, Katniss and Scout, can’t show who they really from where they are at in the book, and these two characters really should speak up for who they are and what they like because for right now they are just kids, and have all the time in the world to change to ladies.