Femal Protagonist In The Hunger Games And Divergent

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In both The Hunger Games and Divergent there are female protagonists,in The Hunger Games’s it is Katniss Everdeen and in Divergent it is Tris Prior. These two heroines have both similar and different qualities such as: their physical looks, where they live, their families, whom they trust, and who they end up falling in love with. Tris and Katniss both also go through extremely difficult events, but these events turn both of them into stronger,wiser, and more individualistic young women.
While going through many difficult circumstances, both of them undergo some changes in how they look and how they think. As Katniss goes into the games she does not trust anyone and has no true friends, she has very little muscle and is rather lean, but she is good with a bow. Once in the games begin she becomes more aware of her surroundings, she learns many tricks to survive, she lets her guard down, and allows people to help her and become her friend. Katniss has long brown hair throughout the novel, and is about average height, Katniss is also called “the girl on fire” throughout the novel. While Tris also has long blonde hair but is short, so their hair length is about the same, they both really don't trust people till later in their stories, and they also become better leaders. Tris had hardly any muscle going into the Dauntless compound but once she is trained by Four, she gaines a lot of muscle. Everyone sees Tris as a “little girl or a stiff” but what they don’t realize is how dangerous she can be, she is very smart and sees through people’s crap, she can tell what is true or not, Tris can do this because she is different, she is divergent. Being divergent means that you have multiple ways of thinking, you are not just selfish or smart or brave, you are all of those and more put together. Katniss and Tris both go through personality changes, and one of those has to deal with falling for young men and trusting them.
Katniss and Tris end up trusting a particular guy; Tris, once in dauntless, quickly falls in love with and completely trusts an older guy, who goes by Four. While from the beginning Katniss trusts a dear friend of hers, Gale, but her feelings are very confusing so she is not really positive how she feels about him. After Katniss goes into the games she ends up having to trust Peeta in order to survive and ends up starting to like him, but then is even more confused about how she feels toward both of the guys. Also Katniss ends up trusting and becomes friends...

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