The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay by Austin Lu

“To survive, sacrifices must be made”

The entire trilogy of The Hunger Games is based on sacrifice, whether it is Katniss taking her sister’s place in the Hunger Games, or killing other participants to survive the games, sacrifices are made through the entire series. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, every character that was introduced had to give up something valuable to them, whether it’s a career, a home, or a loved one. During the time when Katniss and her comrades rebelled against the Capitol, many of the rebels had to give up something big. A large number of rebels were killed during the rebellion, which is another example of sacrifice. Lives must be sacrificed for the greater good.

My Poem above explains what Katniss would feel after winning the Hunger Games. The guilt of killing people for her own survival stirs up her emotions.
“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” (Collins,76) Katniss questions herself if she was really worth the lives of all the other contestants. In the end, she makes peace with her self and decides: “To survive, sacrifices must be made”

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