Gender Roles In The Hunger Games

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Breaking Traditional Gender Roles Why are there characters that don’t possess society’s thoughts on gender traits? Are these characters needed? Everyone falls into the gray area on the gender scale. It would be strange if gender were polarized as black and white, no in between. Diversity is very important. It is good to have traits that are considered to belong to the opposite sex. It is good because no one should have to hide who they are and what they feel. The protagonist in the movie Divergent, Beatrice Prior or better known as Tris has the qualities bravery and mentally strong, which differ from what society thinks she should have. The protagonist in the film The Hunger games, Katniss Everdeen, possesses the traits of being protective…show more content…
There are many scenes in the movie that show how caring she is. One scene that shows this trait is the scene where Katniss volunteers at the reaping. Every year, all children that range from twelve years of age to eighteen are separated into their age groups and designated to the area they belong in. There is a type of stage that everyone can see and there are two glass balls, one for the boys and one for the girls. Each glass ball contains the names of the children written on a piece of paper. Once a child turns twelve, their name is entered once into a glass ball. Children who are thirteen have their names entered twice and so on until they are eighteen with seven entries. A child's name may be entered more times, if they opt to receive tesserae. For each tesserae taken by a child, their name is added an extra time in exchange for a year's supply of grain and oil for one person. However, these entries are cumulative, so all entries will get rolled over to the next year. Katniss Everdeen had her name entered twenty times. Her sister, Primrose Everdeen or better known as Prim, had her name entered once, since Katniss refused to let her take tesserae despite Prim's protests against it. The district's escort picks a name out of each of the glass balls, ladies first, and the two children whose names are chosen to become the district's new tributes. In the 74th Hunger Games, Prim was selected first by Effie, but Katniss volunteers to take her place since becoming a tribute at a young age is basically a death sentence, especially in District 12. Volunteering is a huge thing for Katniss to do for her younger sister. It shows that she cares so much that she is risking her life so her sister doesn’t have to participate in the
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