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A Decade Of Change For Women

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Intricate female heroines set in a futuristic dystopia, battling for their lives and struggling to build a better world are components of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Beatrice Prior is a strong-willed, daring protagonist of the Divergent Series. Her life changes when she discovers that she is Divergent. Meaning that she has an unusual mindset that cannot be constricted to one way of reasoning. The government leaders view Beatrice, or Tris as a threat to society because of this. Comparable to Tris, Katniss Everdeen is the leading character of the Hunger Games. She proved to be bold and selfless when she put her life at risk for her younger ...view middle of the document...

Tris recognized that she was at a disadvantage because she was not physically built, so she trained harder than anyone else. Tris is empowering young girls with her bravery and perseverance.
The theme of rebellion is apparent throughout the Hunger Games and Divergent. The protagonists realize that they are living in a dystopia, and they are not pleased. They intend on overthrowing that unjust system.
Katniss Everdeen lives in a district where dying from starvation is common. She leaves the boundaries of her district to hunt. Poaching is illegal but she does it to feed her family. At first, she rebels out of necessity and honor. Katniss covers her dead ally Rue in flowers during the Hunger Games. This is an act of rebellion against the Capitol. By doing this she shows that Rue isn’t solely a part on a television show, but a human who is worthy of kind regards, appreciation and grief. Katniss does not let the Capitol strip the tributes of their humanity. Katniss’s grand action of defiance was at the end of the game. The Capitol led the tributes to believe that there would be two winners at the end of the Hunger Games. After Katniss and her partner Peeta were the last two standing, the “Game Makers” changed the rule and said they would only allow one survivor. Rather than kill one another, Katniss and Peeta agreed to eat poisonous berries. The “Game Makers” realized they would look bad without a winner so they declared Katniss...

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