Cato tries to save himself by taking Peeta hostage, but Katniss shoots him and he falls into the clutches of the mutants. They discover the body of a tribute who Katniss nicknamed Foxface, and Katniss realizes she died from eating the berries. Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. Such are the musings one fine day between Katniss Everdeen, a. Through the rest of the novel, Katniss defies the Capital and beats the odds to survive the Hunger Games along with fellow victor, Peeta Mellark.
The careers were asleep and the trackerjackers were woozy because of the smoke issued from the fire. His strategy is to taint Katniss' public image, in an attempt to destroy her as symbol for the uprising. What Katniss does not realize is that Peeta, who suffered abuse at the hands of his parents, was ashamed to have her see his mother beat him for burning the bread. Once the trackerjackers had chased the careers off, Katniss came down from the tree. At the Cornucopia, Katniss tries to run and grab the item marked for District 12, but she gets into a fight with a female tribute.
He was the one that killed the girl. Peeta and Katniss split up and Katniss catches him just in time to stop him from eating poisonous berries called Nightlock. She soon runs afoul of a group of bigger, stronger kids, including Peeta, who appear to be making deals to stay alive and chase her straight up a tree. How is it that the districts allow it to stay in power? Katniss examines the contents of her pack, finding a sleeping bag and some crackers and dried beef. Populated by three-dimensional characters, this is a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance.
During the competition she makes some important friends, but also some enemies. Hamish devises a strategy of portraying Katniss and Peeta as a couple to garner public support. Katniss Everdeen As mentioned before, Katniss Everdeen is the heroine and narrator of The Hunger Games. She has a tracking device implanted in her arm, so the Gamemakers can keep track of her. . Katniss is taken onto the stage and Prim is allowed to go back to their mother.
He spares Katniss because of the way she treated Rue, and Katniss makes it back to the cave. Katniss and Peeta manage to survive the first wave of killings, and hide inside the forrest. The Hunger Games is the first volume in a trilogy of adventure novels. Summary: Chapter 1 Katniss Everdeen, who tells her story in the first person, wakes up. He felt it would endear her to the crowd. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. After the rebellion was quashed, the Capital created the Hunger Games to maintain peace and order by breeding fear in the districts.
One becomes witness of such power through the life of a man who is victimized by utter mental contortion at the hands of their government. She even sells her kills to the Peacekeepers occasionally as well as the rest of the town. Eventually, Peeta and Katniss partner up and survive the Hunger Games together. A lot of the book focuses on the government of Panem and the control they have of all the citizens and, although not nearly as extreme, you can compare it to how many American citizens feel about our own government. They are to appear inseparable, which, as the training goes on, becomes increasingly tiring for Katniss, who can't decide whether Peeta's kindness and compliments are genuine or simply a part of a scheme for winning the Games. He proves to be a clever and cunning mentor to them and it is his promotion of their pretend love that allows the Gamemakers to implement a rule change and lets both Katniss and Peeta win the games. District 12 is one of the 12 districts that the Capitol keeps under constant vigilance and makes sure to control.
Like a sensible girl, she agrees; then when he's asleep, she leaves. You'll be pulled in and under. That night, while she hides in a tree from the pack of Careers below, she notices a young girl named Rue from District 11 in a nearby tree. Peeta is the son of a baker and because of this Katniss assumes that he leads a more fortunate life than her. When Katniss's sister, Primrose, is reaped for the Hunger Games, Katniss bravely volunteers to take her place.
The next day the tributes are taken to have a televised interview with a television personality, Caesar Flickerman. Feel free to assign this activity with a set number of cells in mind; this may help students organize their thoughts more effectively. When Rue is stabbed by a spear, Katniss sings to her as she dies. This makes for an exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in, but it also allows us to see the similarities between Katniss's world and ours. Katniss, who lives in the poorest of the districts, regularly sneaks out beyond the fence to poach what game she can for food or trade. He demonstrates this love over the course of the novel by risking his life to protect her and by teaming up with the careers in order to throw them off her trail.