After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way. Peeta saw this, and purposely singed some bread in the bakery. Many in the crowd press their three fingers against their mouths and hold it out to her. We grit our teeth and watch because we must and try to get back to business as soon as possible when they're over. They certainly don't protect her. Back at the beginning, Lawrence was only a few years older than Katniss was supposed to be. Katniss still wakes up screaming in the night and is worried about telling her children about the nightmares involving their parents' contribution in the Games and the rebellion.
Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. He now hates and wants to kill Katniss, believing she is a created by the Capitol. Katniss quickly shoved the loaves under her shirt and returned home, where Prim and her mother were. She says not everything has been an act, but the closer they get to home the more confused she becomes. Why would she bring children into such a life of pain, sorrow, and poverty? She has no experience with romance or love other than that of her family, and doesn't believe she wants it.
Although she initially refuses to believe Snow, Katniss realizes that the attack method was identical to a trap Gale and fellow Quarter Quell tribute had designed. Throughout the next two novels, and , Katniss becomes a galvanizing symbol of rebellion against the oppressive Capitol. Legal Disclaimer Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on any of our sites. Barnes and Noble Editorial Reviews. Katniss' team has to deal with a sea of black tar and actual land mines, which claim some lives but are mostly ineffective against Katniss and Peeta. Katniss, a girl whose main skill set involves a bow and arrow, runs rings around them in the games. Even if we leave aside the potential love triangle she has with Peeta and Gale, there is also the question of whether her love for Peeta is genuine.
During the Games, Katniss forms an alliance with Rue after Rue helps Katniss escape the Careers with a tracker jacker nest, getting her a bow in the process. Here's an unpleasant reality of the world Suzanne Collins created: her characters are literally always doing the bidding of either apathetic or openly malevolent forces. Furthermore, Coin suggests that there will be one last Hunger Games where the children from the Capitol will be reaped. The Careers, as they are called, spend the majority of The Hunger Games getting destroyed by the game itself, or their fellow competitors. This verse Kirk and the Gorn who were fighting over territory. Similarly, Katniss doesn't go gaga for children or babies. She heard a clatter in the bakery and then the sound of a blow, and soon there were footsteps heading towards her.
I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father's pictures. There's some symbolism going on in here. She saw Caesar accurately describe the effects of tracker jacker venom-- which was weird, since that was what Caesar was actually saying to his television audience. Here are 20 Things That Make No Sense About Katniss. In the books, Katniss is never older than 17 excluding the epilogue.
Gale didn't mean to help bomb Prim, but that doesn't erase his culpability in designing bombs for the rebellion. The suffering that was supposed to provide entertainment would have become too emotionally charged as a result, turning the Games from amusement to a real-life tragedy. Katniss and the other tributes are, in their time before participating in their Hunger Games, compelled to compete for the hearts of sponsors who donate money that can be used to buy vital supplies for them when they are in the arena. During their private training session, Katniss shoots an arrow at the Gamemakers, scoring her an 11 out of 12. Katniss comments on this fact as she and Peeta wait for Cato to die after he is knocked off the Cornucopia. She's rebellious, for one thing. Katniss looked up to see the boy— Peeta—with a red welt on his cheek and carrying two loaves of burnt bread.
The novel ends with Katniss admitting that she does indeed love Peeta. District 12, in the , is the poorest of the districts, and Katniss lives with her mother and sister in the poorest part of town, known as the Seam. However, she is ultimately released on the grounds that she wasn't mentally well at the time of the assassination and is sent back to District 12. Jennifer Lawrence may be synonymous with Katniss Everdeen now, but there was a time when fans and critics were less than pleased with the casting decision. Archived from on July 2, 2012. After Katniss is accepted, Effie chooses the male tribute for the Games.
As Katniss is the only living female victor in District 12, she is the only possible female tribute, and Peeta volunteers to take Haymitch's place when Haymitch is selected. Thus, Katniss' arrow supply is basically magic, allowing her to solve every problem by shooting ever more arrows at it. Additionally, she has a singing voice that is so beautiful birds stay quiet to listen, also from her father, although she has been reluctant to sing since his death she claims that it's because music is useless for practical survival, but she suspects it's actually because music reminds her too much of him. She is often quiet and is generally liked by District 12's residents, mostly because of her ability to provide highly-prized game for a community in which starvation is a constant threat. To that end, she had to continually dye her hair to the correct shade, rather than simply put on a wig.