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Main Character in the Hunger Games is Katniss Everdeen who volunteers in place of her younger sister, prim Everdeen to participate in the hunger games. Katniss shows courage as she takes care of her family after the death of their father and takes up the role of the breadwinner. After volunteering to take place in the hunger games, she gives her mother an ultimatum, “Well, you have to help it this time. You can’t clock and leave Prim on her own” because she wanted her mother to take charge of the family now that she was gone (Collins 43).
Minor character is Prim Everdeen the sister of Katniss who is young and innocent. Katniss says, “My Little sister, Prim, curled up on her side, cocooned in my mother’s body, their cheeks pressed together.” Katniss inspiration was to better the lives of Prim and her mother, which motivation her to secure a win. Flat character include Rue a girl who came from District 11 and became Katniss’ ally. Rue dies in the end as they were carrying out a plan with Katniss to destroy the supplies of the other tributes in the game. Katniss describes, “Rue has rolled to her side, her body curved in and around the spear.” Foxface includes the dynamic character because she suffered severe trauma early in the story, but remained courageous and intelligence. The author claims, “Foxface! Leave it to her to come up with such a cleaver and risky idea!” Foxface does not hold a grudge against Katniss even though she did not help her when she was captured, and instead understands Katniss had no choice (Collins 143).
Round character represents Haymitch Abernathy who was the only of two people to secure a win from District 12. Haymitch begins as a drunkard, but later uses his intelligence and skills to coach Katniss and Peeta into a win. Katniss asserts, “I can feel Haymitch nudging me to keep up the act.” Static character is Gale who was Katniss’ confidant and friend. Gale does not change from being Katniss’ friend and Katniss wonders if he had any romantic feelings towards her. The author claims, “And Gale. I know him. He won’t be shouting and cheering” (Collins 280).
Antagonist of the story becomes Cato, a career tribute who received training from an early age to succeed in the Hunger games. Cato becomes the antagonist as he turns outs to be one of those who wish to destroy Katniss and Peete. Katniss declares, “Cato isn’t one to wait for his prey to wander by.” He is violent, fierce fighter, and also short-tempered as he seems merciless in his tactics to win the game (Collins 313).
Gregor Samsa from Metamorphosis by Kafka falls into denial when he wakes up one morning and finds out his entire body has turned into a giant bug. Gregor tries to roll and sleep silently in bed hoping that his body would change back and he can forget the whole ordeal. He seems to be in denial further as he informs the office manager that he just suffering some dizziness, but he would soon get back to work. Gregor felt anger towards himself for having become a burden to his family. He realized that no one understood his transformation and he could not do anything to assist them in dealing with daily chores. He also felt outrage that even though he could not help his family, they had also abandoned him and treated him differently. Gergor began bargaining with himself that he could possibly go back to work and assist his family financial situation (Kubler-Ross). He spends hours in his room listening to the family members and decides to remain hidden so that he does not become a bother to them. He resolves to remain hidden when anyone enters the room so that they do not have to bear his monstrous appearance (Kubler-Ross). Gregor suffers depression because of the guilt and remorse he feels for his inability to assist his family. He feels guilty for being a burden to his family and this causes depression and anxiety all the time. Gregor suffers in silent doing all that he can to ensure that he does not become a bother to the family. Gregor finally accepts his condition and resolves to die so that his family can be relieved. When he overhears his sister Greter and his father wishing he was gone, he accepts his situation and makes a decision to surrender to death (Kubler-Ross).
Gregor’s family suffers denial as they refuse to deal with their son as a bug and abandon him in his room. They family feels anger because Gregor’s condition leaves them with a financial crisis. They bargain that about Gregor’s condition, and feel that he may be a burden that needs to be removed. The family suffers depression and anxiety because their social status and family life is destroyed for having to live with a bug. Finally, they accept Gregor’s condition is useless and resolve that he needs to leave the family (Kubler-Ross).
Kafka chooses to use a bug as the main character to show how strange and extraordinary conditions can change a family environment. By changing Gregor into a bug, Kafka discloses that people dealing with dire situations may feel frustrated by those around them because they do not understand the situation. The bug impacts the life of each family member, and they deal with the situation differently (Kubler-Ross).
A perfect man would be tall, physically built in a way that appears he is strong and also have blue eyes. The man does not have to be highly muscular, but should not have a skinny physique. He needs to have strong hands and having a sweet body smell like olive or lavender scent. The ideal man would, therefore, have to maintain a clean look and smart dressing in order to have a fresh scent from his body always. In terms of values, such a man needs to be honest and straightforward in his dealing at all times. A man who finds pleasure in lying about things he does or his lifestyle cannot make for an ideal individual. A man who is honest also becomes dependable because such an individual would be reliable, kind-hearted, humble, and even caring (Honacker).
A perfect man would be a person with a sense of humor to make life enjoyable and adventurous. Such an individual would ensure that even in harsh times, he makes the other person feel that they can tackle any situation. A sense of humor ensures that a person can have a strong relationship, and deal with stressful situations amicably. An ideal man would also be self-aware, and this ensures that such an individual knows how to interact with others. Self-awareness ensures that an ideal man can be able to recognize his strengths and weaknesses and still live life without self-loathing or low self-esteem. A perfect man is someone who can recognize mistakes and learn from them in order to better the future. The perfect man would, therefore, be all-rounded in terms of integrity, intelligence, emotional stability, self-confidence, discipline and also generosity (Honacker).
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games, Volume 1. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2009. Print.
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