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Summary of the Hunger Games

  • Submitted by: Scienceguy101
  • on June 1, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 601 words

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Hunger Games Essay

          Katniss Everdeen. A fighter and a winner. The girl who was on fire. She is a unique character who holds many special qualities. She is punctilious, dependable, determined, brave, courageous, and caring.

          Katniss Everdeen is the main character and narrator of the Hunger Games Trilogy. When her little sister Primrose gets chosen as the female tribute for the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers as tribute to take her place and protect her younger sister. Katniss is now part of a game that will determine either her ongoing living or death. Her acts of defiance against the Capitol (a technologically advanced, utopian city where the nation’s most powerful and wealthiest live) in the arena led the people of Panem to view her as the ‘face of the rebellion’.

          When Katniss was 11 years old, her father died in an explosion underground in the mines where he worked, leaving her to take care of her mother and sister. Katniss stated in the book that she still has nightmares about the explosion and the day her father died five years after.
          She still woke up screaming for him to run and wondering if he would ever come back to her. She resents her mother for succumbing to depression caused by her husband's death, which left her unable to care for Katniss and her sister, Primrose Everdeen. Even years after her father's death, Katniss didn't forgive her mother for sinking into depression and leaving her and Prim alone to care for themselves so young. The district gave a small amount of money to Katniss' family, allowing for a month grieving period before her mother was expected to get a job. When her mother did not get a job, Katniss was thrust into the role of provider and nurturer. She took on this role to avoid getting herself and Prim sent to the community home. This was very difficult for Katniss but she put on a brave face and took care of her sister Prim.
          Katniss is highly skilled with the bow and...

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