English Theme Essay

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Hope is an important component where ones life revolves around in a society. Its also expected to be seen with confidence without any fear behind. Therefore, hope isn’t something that can be wished upon the stars at night; instead, one has to create a passion or believe within themselves in order to see their path towards hope. As a matter of fact, everyone has hope inside of them but its only them who can release that inner emotion into the air and believe that without it our life is directionless. The two dystopian works, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut demonstrates a similar theme where there is hope for change in society; however, The Hunger ...view middle of the document...

Not to mention, Haymitch’s series of advices through multiple of helpful gifts created faith in Katniss’s heart to learn that hope isn’t still late to happen. For example, in the first gift after running through a forest fire, Katniss receives a note saying, ‘apply generously and stay alive’ along with an ointment for her burn. Similarly, Katniss receives another gift when Peeta, District 12’s male tribute gets hurt during the intensive days in the game along with a note saying, ‘you call that a kiss sweetheart?’ from Haymitch back home. Through gifts and notes, Katniss understands that Haymitch is hinting her on how to get more supplies through “[helpful] things [that] only come from sponsors. And to get sponsors, [she has] to make people like [her] or life can be at stake. In the same fashion, in the role of playing ‘star-crossed lovers’ Katniss gains hope that she could win the game for everyone by getting more sponsors and tries to put a good show on for her audience by taking care of Peeta, while confessing her fake feelings along with a kiss to Peeta to show the excitement in the arena to the Capital. During the scenes of the fake love, Katniss remembers “[she] being in love with [Peeta] might just get [her] sponsors, which could save [both lovers] life” (Ross). Finally, in the final scenes of the hunger games, Katniss and Peeta decides to pull off a remarkable trick to the Capital in committing a double suicide in order for them to become the winners of the 74th Hunger Games without any complications. For example, the poisonous berries that Katniss gathered gave a huge help during the motion of the suicide until they heard “…may I present the winners of the 74th annual Hunger Games” through the speakers in the atmosphere of the arena. These points show how everyone influenced Katniss to go with what her heart says and have pride and honor in what she is capable of to rebel against the government control that’s been occurring for the good of her society. To summarize, the tributes from District 12 taught the Capitol never give up hope in order to conquer any goals as it would fail without any trust within themselves.
In the short story, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, shows his protagonist, Harrison Bergeron to go against his society in hope for individuality over equality among everyone. For instance, Harrison rebels against his society by protesting to proclaim individuality being the key factor in ones identity. For example, he escapes from jail and rebels through a breaking news of an “age fourteen [who] just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government” (Vonnegut). In addition, he acts out by creating a disturbance in his society by...

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