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Monomyth Analysis on Katniss Everdeen’s Journey in Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games 1st Series

Rohmat Anang Fakhruddin, Pratiwi Retnaningdyah

Abstract


This paper aims to reveal the Journey of Katniss Everdeen by exploring the way monomyth concept is established within the The Hunger Games 1st series. It employs Joseph Campbell’s theory of mythical heroes and quests which he initiates in his book Heroes with a Thousand Faces. The analysis discovers that Katniss initiates her Heroine Journey by volunteering herself to join the Hunger Games. She passes various trials that influence her character’s transformation. She gains two identities during the Journey, as an innocent girl from District 12 and as a victor of Hunger Games. She achieves the true love act with Peeta as a trigger step to move to the next Journey. This paper concludes that the cycle of monomyth in this series ends in the middle of Return stage. It indicates that this series is a trigger act and a beginning step of Katniss Journey for transforming herself to be a heroine at the end of her Journey.

Keywords


Heroine journey; monomyth; character transformation; The Hunger Games

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