She does, though, see in the schoolyard a dandelion and remembers her time in the woods with her father — and that there she can find food for her family. To this day, Katniss associates Peeta with the dandelion that gave her hope. Rue sets fires to distract them while Katniss pieces together that they are protecting their supplies with landmines reappropriated from a Gamemaker design. Unfortunately, the bins had just been emptied. Leeg 2 accidentally activates a trigger hidden under the pavement, releasing a torrent of black ooze which floods towards the team and quickly submerges the courtyard. Commander Paylor makes a speech. The remaining trio rests in the middle of the forest where they are attacked by mandrills.
Katniss is placed in a vacant, guarded room where Haymitch soon arrives and reads a letter written to her by Plutarch. Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? The remainder of Part One of the novel follows the children as they are both trained for the brutal games and groomed to portray a certain image for the audience. She then finds Peeta, who was cut badly after helping Katniss escape the Careers. When the novel opens, Katniss is hunting in the woods, thinking about how much she doesn't want to go on the annual Victory Tour. Johanna is mad at Katniss and blames her for everything, although she admits her anger is partially jealousy, since Katniss was always intended to be irreplaceable for the uprising.
However, Johanna suddenly attacks Katniss, but cuts the tracker out of her arm and smears blood on her neck. Mags sacrifices herself early on, allowing the others to escape. Katniss and Rue form an alliance and make a plan to destroy the supplies that are keeping the Careers powerful. As a special effect, her designer Cinna has designed it to turn into a costume resembling a Mockingjay, which has become a symbol of silent protest against the Capitol. The holo explodes, killing the creatures and ending Finnick's suffering.
Josh Hutherson Katniss raises her hand and volunteers as tribute in place of her sister. Katniss defines herself in large part by the role she plays as the provider in her family, and losing that role means losing a significant part of her identity. Boggs, with his dying breath, gives Katniss full security access to the holo. Unfortunately, Rue is killed around this time by one of the Career Tributes. From her mother's wordless tears, Katniss learns that Prim died. Likewise, the crowd is displeased to have a twelve-year-old girl chosen as the tribute. Jackson, as Boggs' second in command, demands the holo from Katniss.
She does her best to help him recover, but it isn't until Haymitch sends her a gift following a kiss she shares with him that she understands that playing up the romance angle could pay off. Gale grabs her, allowing Katniss to take the stage. Each night, faces of the dead are broadcast into the sky. We meet their support team, which is primarily comprised of Haymitch a former Hunger Games winner and also a drunk , Effie their wrangler , and Cinna and Portia their stylists. Cressida tells her that they all knew she wasn't on a mission ordered by Coin.
Jackson doesn't believe it and commands Katniss to transfer the holo to her Jackson. They are fetched by the Capitol representatives, and separated for a long period of recovery. Gale is captured by the Peacekeepers and dragged away. Haymitch informs her that the rebellion was successful, and that Coin is now leading them. In a post-apocalyptic world, Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence lives a bleak life with her sister Primrose Willow Shields , and her emotionally absent Mother. Back in Twelve, when Katniss enters her home, she sees Prim's cat Buttercup in the kitchen. Katniss promises to keep them alive.
Wiress discovers that the arena is designed like a clock and every hour a specific attack occurs in its designated section. Or is it a play? She screams a warning at Prim, only for another batch of bombs to drop and explode, killing Prim and knocking Katniss unconscious. They barely have enough food and supplies to survive. Katniss prepares for impact, but Cato runs directly between Peeta and her. He throws a loaf of bread in her direction and returns inside. He thinks that Katniss is a dangerous Capitol-created mutation, and tells Prim to kill Katniss.
The result is that they are more honest with one another than at any time before. Finnick approaches and Katniss draws her bow, no longer knowing who she can trust, but hesitates to shoot. Peeta feels extremely guilty over snapping and killing Mitchell and nearly killing Katniss. Finnick and Katniss make it to the jungle, to be subsequently lured into the woods by screams from their respective girlfriend and sister; however, it appears that they are fooled by jabberjays, genetically engineered birds that mimic the sounds of human voices. The refugee lets her go and Katniss begins an anti-President Snow speech, only to be shot. She's so tired that dying would be a relief. The squad decides to camp out in an abandoned restaurant for the night, when Peeta is unexpectedly dropped off by a military escort.
. While escaping, Peeta becomes frightened; his Capitol programming is activated and he tries to kill Katniss with a bow. President Snow, whose nose is bleeding, then sees the security camera footage and is surprised. With Katniss appearing dead, Johanna lures the other tributes away. It has been six months since Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games, an annual event in which each district in Panem sends one female and one male tribute to fight to the death in a televised competition for food and money.
Effie announces Katniss and asks for a big round of applause, but not one person in the district claps. Though not the entire truth, she is torn between her old identity as a poor hunter, and the more complex one she shaped through the Games. After this, Katniss teams up with Rue, a tiny girl from District 11 who reminds her of her sister Prim. After they escape the mandrills and rest at the beach, they are met by District 3's intelligent tributes, Wiress and Beetee, and District 7's female tribute, the cunning Johanna Mason. One day she finds Peeta planting primroses in her garden -- the flower her sister was named for. Upon returning to District 12, Katniss warns her close friend, Gale Hawthorne, of President Snow's threat to kill both their families.