Trust In The Hunger Games By Katniss

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Trust is the most fundamental element in a relationship. In an oppressive society relationships are scarce due to unity constantly being prevented by those in control. Trust is vital in bonding a society in order to sustain against the threat of desolation and the harshness of oppression. In Suzanne Collins' novel, The Hunger Games, the theme of trust in an oppressed society is explored in a story about a young woman who burdens enormous responsibility in a world of cruelty and despair, who unknowingly is the potential key to rebellion and unification. Katniss Everdeen is a mere child when forced to provide for her family on her own and in turn is incapable of trusting anyone. Due to Katniss' lack of parents from her life at an early age and the inherent distrust within Panem's oppressed society, Katniss develops an inability to trust and…show more content…
Katniss' family foundation quickly crumbles beginning with the abrupt death of her father, which interrupts her interpersonal growth crucial in creating future relationships. "The numbness of his loss had passed, and the pain would hit me out of nowhere, doubling me over, racking my body with sobs" (Collins 26). Katniss never fully heals from the loss of her father, stunting her childhood and damaging her ability to love again. Also, as her mother falls ill into depression, Katniss is left to temporarily patch her emotional wounds with trying to survive and take care of her little sister, forcing her to create her own support and trust system.When Katniss was a child she was taught by her father how to hunt, "...there's also

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