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What Makes Her Tick?: Katniss Everdeen's Use of Defense Mechanisms in The Hunger Games
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the character Katniss Everdeen in the novel The Hunger Games by SuzanneCollins. The essay shows that Katniss' behavior and actions in the novel can be explained byshowing her use of defense mechanisms, and that from a psychoanalytical perspective, she iscompletely logical in the way she acts. The defense mechanisms Katniss uses are withdrawal,reaction formation, altruistic surrender, intellectualization, and suppression. The behavior Katnissillustrates due to her use of defenses can make her seem confusing to readers, but it is also whatmakes her a complex and three-dimensional character.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13983Local ID: ENG C-37OAI: diva2:537471
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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