Hunger Games: Acknowledgment Edition College

Hunger, written by Lan Samantha Chang, is a novella that shares the story of a family troubled with a desire for a better life. The story is told from Min’s perspective - the mother - and it is she who recollects the everyday life of the family. Within this story, Tian’s hunger for acknowledgment can be seen as his desire for success overshadows his duty as a father. Tian’s hunger for acknowledgment leads the family to its downfall as each member of the family chooses to gain acknowledgment from Tian rather than choosing to make connection with one another.

By focusing more on his own dreams, Tian fails to make any sincere connection with his family and therefore breaks apart the family. He chooses to work toward his own dream and in the process, fails to see his own family’s desire to be acknowledged.

Tian, from the beginning of the book, desires to be successful through his music saying that there is “one thing that a person must do… even more than what his family wants him to do” (28). He wants to be acknowledged. His desire to be acknowledged motivates him early on to practice. Tian is motivated to the point that he “focuse[s] his desires on a different part of the house [...] this would be his music room”(15). By focusing...

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