You have to persuade your readers to your point of view, to impress yourself upon them as a writer and thinker.
So, what should you do if you can’t help but write a stock phrase?
Here is an introduction that begins: “As the plane accelerated on the runway, I gripped my seat for dear life. It was my first time flying and I had no idea how I’d make it out alive.” This student has set up a central conflict in the introduction: fear of flying, and having no other option but to face that fear.
Now on to the good stuff…The obvious choices for compassion in the Hunger Games may be Katniss or Peeta, but the character who personifies compassion best was Prim.
Throughout the series, her compassion is seen when she keeps secrets from her mother for Katniss, when she heals Gale after he gets whipped, and through the last act of her life as she rushes to save children in the Capitol.