Monologue model Year 11
Katniss Everdeen volunteering in Prim’s place as tribute and deciding to fight against the injustice of the Games
Katniss enters slowly, stunned, and then as the realisation of the words set in, she races towards the front of the stage to face the panel.
And the girl tribute for District 12 is … Primrose Everdeen!
Not Prim! Not my little duck! There must be some mistake! This can’t be happening!
Stop! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute in her place! I am Katniss and I wish to be Tribute for District 12. Don’t take Primrose!
Katniss takes a minute to compose herself before continuing.
I promise I will do whatever I can to bring victory to this District and that I will be a true and brave Tribute if you…show more content…
I could never let her have to confront the degradation or torment of weeks of competition – she would not last a second. The other tributes would see her as a frightened deer – easy prey – and crush her like a bug.
Pacing up and down and stopping every now and again to face the audience and look at them with conviction. Me on the other hand? At least I can hunt and I am pretty good with a bow. I am a stronger person much more capable of looking after myself and using my wits to protect me than Prim will ever be. She is a baby! It astounds me how the Capitol can continue to hold these barbaric games. They have already taken our livelihoods and our freedom – what good could possibly come of the senseless slaughter of innocent children apart from the punishment for an uprising that happened so long ago, it is not in my memory. Why must the children be put to death?
Moves to centre stage and sits
The anguish I am feeling is rising up in my chest, threatening to flood over me and cause more misery and hopelessness than I am already experiencing. But I am stronger than that!
Stands again and moves stage left
I will overcome this sense of utter desolation and take on the challenge of sticking to the Capitol in any way I can. Being led into this room reminds me of what prison must be like for those who betray the Capitol and it hardens my resolve. I am determined more than ever to fight for my freedom and the freedom of all children of Panem. We are not lambs