Katniss Everdeen volunteering in Prim’s place as tribute and deciding to fight against the injustice of the Games
Katniss enters slowly, stunned, and then as the realisation of the words set in, she races towards the front of the stage to face the panel.
And the girl tribute for District 12 is … Primrose Everdeen!
Not Prim! Not my little duck! There must be some mistake! This can’t be happening!
Stop! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute in her place! I am Katniss and I wish to be Tribute for District 12. Don’t take Primrose!
Katniss takes a minute to compose herself before continuing.
I promise I will do whatever I can to bring victory to this District and that I will be a true and brave Tribute if you …show more content…
Katniss pauses and sits down pondering…
Maybe this was meant to happen. Maybe it is my task to do what I can to rebel against the insane faulty logic that governs the hearts and minds of the Capitol. I was once so close to accepting Gale’s offer to run off into the woods, to hide away from the rest of the world and live in relative safety out of the prying eyes of the all controlling, all pervasive Capitol. Now I know why that was not my fate.
Katniss moves side stage and holds her
It could be done! If I play cool and keep my head, I could turn this situation to my advantage. I could try to send a message to all in the Districts that Katniss Everdeen means business. She is not going to take this lying down. She is not going to give in to the brutality of the power-hungry Capitol, she is not a pawn to be played with like a rag doll. I must have some skills that I can use to survive this ordeal. The predators may have me in a corner and God knows, I am terrified, but a cornered animal is also a dangerous one. One wrong move, and it will destroy – it has the most to lose.
Katniss becomes immobilised by an overwhelming sense of inadequacy
What am I talking about? I can’t possibly win. This competition is way beyond my abilities. I am reminded of Gale’s final words to me: “Katniss – it is just