Internal Conflict In Katniss Everdeen

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Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of the novel. She is a sturdy and resourceful sixteen-year-old girl who is much more mature and intellectual than her age. Katniss seemed to be the only main provider in her family for making her mother, and her younger sister, Prim to be fed. Katniss felt very much protective of her younger sister, and so she volunteers to take the place of Prim in the Hunger Games for protecting her lives. This we can clearly understand through the lines: “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!” (The Hunger Games Page22, Line 4). When Prim has been selected in the reaping for playing the Games, Katniss volunteered herself to be the female tribute for District 12 in that …show more content…
Katniss was not able to discern whether Peeta is playing out a strategy which was devised by Haymitch or he had developed a genuine feeling towards her. Because of this internal conflict Katniss had made to spend a great deal of time in puzzling out the really feeling of Peeta. For instance, at the time of teaming up with the Careers, Katniss had developed a sense of suspection that Peeta was lying and thought that he will do whatever is necessary for his survival. But later he had confused Katniss by saving her at the expense of being injured for himself which could suggest that he is really caring Katniss with genuine feelings. Katniss seemed to remain in an uncertain condition about the true feelings of Peeta almost until the end of the novel and it was only conceding to herself that Peeta was telling only the truth when he could recall the details about the first time when he saw Katniss which could prove the mere fact that he is not acting …show more content…
Haymitch acts as a coach for Katniss and Peeta throughout the Games. In fact he used to drink most of the times which proves him to be a cunning advisor to the young tributes. Even though it was not explicit, it seemed to be Haymitch who had devised the strategy of playing up the romance between Katniss and Peeta, which had served to be one of the most ultimate cause for Katniss and Peeta to survive all through the Games even though it was accepted traditionally to have two victors. Haymitch had also found a way to communicate with Katniss at the time of the Games through the gifts he sends her. He had brought out all the essential factors that was very much need for Katniss to get more sponsors. Haymitch is often indelicate and manipulative who frequently uses the feelings of Peeta for Katniss to attain the thing which was very much needed for the survival. He

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