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Family is an important piece of American culture but the picture of family and what it should be has rapidly changed So what should family look like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin which she published in 2008 shows what has the potential to be at least to a degree It shows the relationship between Katniss and Primrose Everdeen two sisters who grow up in a post-American nation known as Panem so how does the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins show the relationships between siblings and family members and the desire to protect and keep them safeThe main way that Collins depicts family in the novel shows the family as a protective unit - a family protected by Katniss after the passing of her father As stated by John Green in The New York Times Katniss Everdeen hunts illegally She felt it essential for herself to sacrifice her life to provide for her family and to help make money to support them Despite the everyday risks of hunting the most prominent act of protection in the novel is when Katniss volunteers as a tribute in the Hunger Games replacing Prim She sacrifices herself to the games instead Green believing that it will be her death sentence This desire to protect worked to Katniss favor as well According to Francis Bridges and her article in Forbes Magazine this act helped save her life She did not have to save Primrose by exchanging places with her but she did so without a second thought This was the first time there had been a volunteer in her district People saw her actions and thought that she demonstrated different attributes than most tributes Katniss was not charming by any means but her desire to protect made her likeable Bridges In another aspect of protection Katniss takes in a girl named Rue Rue becomes like a second sister to Katniss and there for she treats her
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