Essay on Katniss

Submitted By brylee111
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The Hunger Games
Katniss’ world: katniss Everdeen lives in a world divided into twelve districts where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced city, basically controls the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event which involves one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the districts surrounding the Capitol. The competitors are selected by lottery to compete in a battle to the death, which is controlled by the Capitol and put on television for everyone to watch.
Katniss’mother: Katniss’father worked in the mines, unfortunately during an explosion, her father was killed. Katniss and her family relied on him for most things, so when he was gone katniss’ mother couldn’t cope and had a breakdown. Katniss could see she was unwell and decided to help her mother by looking after her little sister and hunting animals to sell and make some money. When katniss volunteered to be entered in the hunger games, her mother become more responsible and strong, thinking Katniss wouldn’t return.
Relationship with Gale: Gale Hawthorne is katniss’ best friend. She and Gale met when she was only twelve and he was fourteen. They are especially close because both of their fathers died in the same mining explosion. Gale hunts with Katniss in the forest usually every day. He is a rebel and devoted to his family and to katniss. Although she may not know it, Gale is in love with her and is forced to watch as she volunteers for the hunger games. His jealousy boils when Katniss fakes a romance with Peeta Mellark in order to stay alive.
How katniss survives: Katniss and Peeta are mentored by Haymitch Abernathy. He is drunk at almost any given time, with a glass in one hand and a knife in the other. He drinks to forget the memories of the 50th Hunger Games, which he was crowned the winner of. He promised he would sober up long enough for Katniss and Peeta to play the Games and help them. He sends Katniss gifts throughout the games to help her survive. During the first few minutes of the Hunger games, Haymitch warns katniss to run into the forest for shelter and to avoid the packages and to stay away from the cornucopia. Katniss, refusing to listen, runs towards the cornucopia and is almost brutally stabbed by Clove, who strikes and gets katniss’s backpack. Katniss escapes into the forest unharmed and climbs a nearby tree, only to realise she has been followed by Clove and a few other district members. Without food or any protection she creates a harness from some rope so she doesn’t fall. The next morning while the tributes are sleeping, katniss receives help from Rue, the smallest tribute from District 11. She warns Katniss about the tracker jacker hive, and they then become allies. Working together, katniss breaks the trap on the cornucopia and blows up everyone’s supplies. Clove chases after katniss and finally comes close to killing her until Thresh, a tall, dark tribute from District 11. Chokes Clove and spares katniss’s life due to her alliance with Rue. When Rue is killed from a spear through the stomach, katniss becomes frustrated and goes into hiding. During the remainder of katniss’ time in the arena, the capitol changes the rules of the hunger games, ‘two people may be crowned winners, if both tributes are from the same district.’ Peeta and herself pair up to defeat the remaining tributes. With only three remaining, katniss, peeta and Cato, male tribute and the leader of the Career pack, are then left to face the wolves muttations. Katniss uses her bow to shoot Cato who is pushed over into a pack of wolves muttations by Peeta and killed. With only peeta and katniss standing, the capitol change the rules back as original. Katniss and peeta have clearly fallen in love and don’t have the guts to commit bloody murder, so they decide to digest poisonous berries and kill themselves. Only to be stopped and saved, just in time by the capitol.
My name is Cato; I am the male tribute from…