Hunger Games and Minotaur Punishment Essay BY KittY996 English I-GT 17 October 2013 Hunger Games Punishment Essay According to Dictonary. com, punishment is a consequence for an offense or wrong doing or severe handling or treatment. The characters in The Hunger Games and in the myth of Theseus are all victims of various forms of punishment. In the novel The Hunger Games, characters are subjected to a severe form of punishment, which can ultimately lead to their death simply for being born into an over populated community that rebelled against the Capitol before they were born.
In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fght to the death. ” In the myth of Theseus, characters are also punished to an extreme extent which will lead to their deaths. (The tributes to King Minos) would wander through the maze, completely lost, until at least they came face to face with the Minotaur. Not a great way to die really. In the novel, Katniss and Peeta used their skills to outwit the Capitol to win the games. We do pick up some aluable skills, from starting fires, to knife throwing to making shelter. ” In the myth, Theseus outsmarted the labyrinth by using string to find his way out after killing the Minotaur “(Ariadne) threw him a great ball of string and he tied one end of it to the entrance…. Theseus found a strength which he did not know he possessed. ” The punishment of death was inflicted upon characters in both the novel and the myth for not being able to overcome the competition. In the novel, the other 23 tributes were the competition in the games, one girl and one boy from 12 districts. Competition of the myth is the Minotaur.