Katniss has an edge over many of the other tributes because she often lives not knowing if she is going to make it through the night. For years she has been responsible for the life or death of her family. She was devastated by the death of her father, though she recalls many of his fine talents and qualities. Throughout the training and the Games, she fights against feeling friendship for Peeta Mellark because she knows
In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the main character and protagonist is 16 year old Katniss Everdeen, a strong and selfless young woman who is far more mature than her age suggests. As the main provider for her family after her father died, Katniss had to become responsible and resourceful at a young age, which forced her to participate in rebellious behavior in order to keep her family alive. She is an unselfish and protective character, putting herself in danger in order to keep the ones she loves safe, especially for her little sister Primrose. Even after the pain and hardships she has had to go through not only in the games, but in her life, Katniss maintains her
To begin the first characteristic that helped Katniss overcome adversity in the games was her intelligence. Katniss shows her intelligence multiple times throughout the book but one example of this would be when reads between the lines of Haymitch’s gifts thinking “Haymitch couldn't be sending me a clearer message one kiss equals one pot of broth”(collins 261). The significance of this is that she sees how willing people are to sponsor when her and Peeta are clearly in love so all she has to do for what she needs is to not give up on the games or on Peeta. The next point of how Katniss’s intelligence helped her in the book would be How she was able to locate Peeta after hearing the announcement of two tributes of the same district can survive. Remembering back to earlier in the games she thought “he couldn't have survived without water. I know that from the first few days here. He must be hidden somewhere near a source”(collins 250). This shows how in this stressful and vast environment she is able to take a breath and calmly analyze the situation and decipher that he couldn't have gone far from the career camp and he would have to stay close to water. The last way Katniss proves that her intelligence helped her in the games is how she takes out the careers supplies. After careful planning with rue Katniss makes her way up towards the career camp and takes up her bow and shoots “Then the apples spill to the ground and I’m blown backward into the air”(collins 221). This quote shows how with some planning and careful thinking she singlehandedly changed the course of the entire game. For these reasons her intelligence clearly helped her overcome the tall task of the hunger games.
When one loves a person or thing dearly, then they have the tendency to do almost anything they can to protect and save them from whatever harm they come across. Katniss volunteered for the games knowing she was saving her sister from a terrible fate. She made a promise that she would try her best to win the Hunger Games, but her confidence in her own ability to kill another person was minimal. She did not want to get any blood on her hands but knew that in order to win she would be forced to. The author of Genocidal Killer, Crispin Sartwell recognized situations like these when he said, “your goodness, like mine, has little to do with who you are and everything to do with the social conditions you find yourself in” (Sartwell). The circumstance Katniss found herself in was full of violence, pain, and ruthlessness which further contributed to the tainting of her
Like in any typical hero movie, there is a call that the protagonist has to answer. In The Hunger Games, Katniss hears her calling when her sister, Prim is drawn to participate in the Hunger games. Knowing that Prim is definitely not a violent person, Katniss 's instincts kick in and she volunteers for her sister without
“We had to save you because you're the Mockingjay, Katniss, says Plutarch. While you live, the revolution lives” (Collins). Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games is a complex character who epitomizes the archetype of a hero, however, she also shatters the mold by rebelling against the capital and endangering her whole family. She starts out as a hero to her family, especially her sister, and then becomes the symbol of strength to everyone. Katniss sacrifices herself by volunteering to join the Hunger Games in place of her sister, it is a game of survival where a boy and a girl from each district are forced to fight the other members of other districts to the death. By going out of her ordinary world and preparing to join a game where her life could be taken, she fits right into the archetype of a hero. Her bow and arrow, the weapon that only she can wield, will be the only things to help her survive. Despite these heroic qualities, Katniss makes an erroneous decision and blunder mistakes that shows the reader the flip side of Katniss.
In the film, The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross shows the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen as a strong well-skilled District 12’s female tribute who carries hope along to survive in the arena among other tributes to rebel against an oppressive government control. Throughout the film we can see how Katniss gets motivated by her loved ones back at home as well as her District 12’s members. For instance, Katniss’s younger sister, Prim gives strength when she gives the mocking jay pin
The Hunger Games is about a teenager named Katniss Everdeen. She lives in a place called Panem. In Panem, there’s the capitol and 12 districts. The president and Capitol citizens live in the capitol. All the districts contribute something to the capitol like food, or power, and in return, the capitol gives the district's security. Katniss lives in district 12. District 12 provides coal but is also the poorest district. Everyone lives off of small animals they can catch. In order to survive, Katniss hunts on illegal land to provide for her mom and her sister, Prim. Every year the Capitol holds an event called the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is were two tributes from each district come to an arena and
Katniss has reached the point where she is off to the Capitol. She meets Haymitch and Effie who are her mentors. Haymitch and Effie are her supernatural aid. They are there to help her prepare for the games and to teach her how to win. Haymitch is a previous victor who informs Katniss of what the games are going to be like. Haymitch says that the best advice he has for Katniss is “Stay Alive”. Katniss is trying to get as much information out of Haymitch because she wants to know how to win. Haymitch tries to explain to Katniss that if she wants to win, she needs to get people to like her because that is what will bring her sponsors. Effie is there for moral support and she tries to see the positive in what the games bring. Effie always says “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!”. Effie is there to make sure that Katniss is visually appealing and that she is who everyone wants to be. She wants Katniss to enjoy the time she has left because she may never get to experience anything like it again.
Since Haymitch is Katniss and Peeta’s mentors he needs to help them and give them tips and tricks. Haymitch was in the Hunger Games and won, when Peeta asked to give them tips or something to help them survive Haymitch told them to stay alive at first, but he was joking, what he told them to be liked and get along with people to get sponsors. Sponsors can help getting a good score and help you win. Sponsors can't exactly help you win, but it helps your district and family. When they arrived to the destination of the Hunger Games people were waiting outside excited to meet the winners, Peeta decided to listen to Haymitch advice he waved and smiled at everyone he seen he was getting good at it Haymitch was proud of him. Peeta asked Katniss
The dystopian protagonist that is present in the Hunger Games is Katniss Everdeen. “Finally, I am too restless to even stay in bed. I pace the floor, heart beating too fast, breathing too short. My room feels like a prison cell. I run down hall to the door to the roof. The energy field enclosing the roof prevents any desperate form of escape” (Collins 148) Katniss is often struggling to escape or feels like she’s trap, she knows that she’s a tribute in the hunger games and is afraid that she will never see her family again if she doesn’t come out as the victor. Through Katniss’s perspective you can easily recognize that there is something wrong with the society that she lives in. “ I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own” (Collins 237). Katniss knows that the Capitol is cruel and wrong for having the hunger games, forcing the tributes to kill one another
The next mentor in Katniss’ life is Haymitch. At first, we think Haymitch is useless, as he is always drunk, but, as soon as they get to the Capitol, he proves himself. Haymitch is constantly reminding Katniss to “Play the Game” because he has hope that she will be able to appeal to the public and get sponsors, which will be the key to winning. Haymitch is the one who lays out
This is the last person anyone would expect to be able to guide two teenagers through the Hunger Games. Yet, Haymitch seems to change after meeting Katniss and Peeta. He decides that he’ll “stay sober enough to help... But [Katniss and Peeta] have to do exactly what [he] says” (Collins 58).
She will always feel obligated to payback an old debt despite saving his life. However, her strong will to survive and return home keeps her alert at all times whenever around cameras and the people of the Capitol. She makes sure to play on the romance so she can receive more sponsors for more food. Collins point out “To say my thoughts aloud would be tipping off the audience has been fabricated to play on their sympathies and that would result in no food at all’’ (p.296). Another point, before the interview celebrating their win she fears warning from Haymitch, her double suicide attempt upsets the Capitol and knows she must play lovesick role to survive. Collins states “What if he hadn’t warned me in time? Would I have acted differently? Flaunted the moment with the berries in the Capitol’s face? No I don’t think so. But I could easily have been a lot less convincing than in need to be right now” (p.360). However, Katniss will to survive the arena and now the unknown dangers from the Capitol keeps her alert. After the interview Haymitch replies “Great job, you two. Just keep it up in the district until the cameras are gone (Collins, p.372). Although, Peeta is unaware of this new danger from the Capitol and Haymitch
The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian country called Panem. This country is split up into twelve districts, and the districts are lead by the Capitol. Annually, the Capitol forces children of the districts to fight in the Hunger Games until only one child is left alive. The Capitol uses the games to show their power and to discourage the people of Panem to start another war. The games are very entertaining to the people of the Capitol, and the whole country is required to watch on television. Even though this seems unusual to enjoy watching children fight to their death, this idea has been around for thousands of years.