The Hunger Games

Trust in the Hunger Games 8th Grade

Sadly, in today’s world, we do not trust many people but ourselves; with the influences of social media and celebrity culture, we think that we are worth more than others. In The Hunger Games, however, without trusting others you won’t survive. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is about a 16-year-old girl that volunteers as tribute. She has watched previous Games of other contestants but is inexperienced. At first, she has trouble making allies, but once the Games progresses she finds allies to help her. Suzanne Collins teaches us that trusting others it is extremely crucial and you wouldn’t survive without it. Even though it might be tough to trust others, Katniss (the main character) would not have won without it. The Hunger Games uses repetition, suspense, and symbolism to show that you have to trust your allies if you want to win.

To start with, The Hunger Games creates suspense to show that trust is the key to success. An example of this is when Thresh first encounters Katniss and Katniss is on the verge of dying. Thresh spares Katniss after learning about her alliance with Rue. He says they are “even” and no more is owed. An example to support this is, “You better run now, Fire Girl” (288). This gives me the idea that...

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