Katniss Everdeen In The Hunger Games

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“Prim giggles and gives me a small ‘Quack’ ‘Quack yourself,’ I say with a light laugh. The kind only Prim can draw out of me. ‘Come on, let’s eat,’ I say and plant a quick kiss on the top of her head” (#16). Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games is the household member that has to be there to protect her sister and her mom after her dad dies. She knows that she has to put food on the table and keep her family safe. After she volunteers to take the place of her sister in the 74th annual Hunger Games, she knows this may be more difficult than it may seem. In The Hunger Games, the main character Katniss Everdeen overcomes the life obstacle of surviving the hunger games in the capitol and in Panem with the help of her newly acquainted friend …show more content…
This was going to be the 74th annual Hunger Games. This obstacle is the biggest obstacle some one could face because of the fact that this is literally a life or death situation. There is one winner who survives and 23 losers who don’t. Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy. How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion. Whatever words they use, the real message is clear. “Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen.” (1.76) These games are no joke either. There are not only people after you to kill you, the capitol will send wild beasts, light forests fires, and change the climate where it is unbearable to stand. “’There’s almost always some wood’,” Gale says. “’Since that year half of them died of cold. Not much entertainment in that.’”
It’s true. We spent one Hunger Games watching the players freeze to death at night. You could hardly see them because they were just huddled in balls and had no wood for fires or torches or anything. It was considered very anti-climactic in the Capitol, all those quiet bloodless deaths. Since then, there’s usually been wood to make fires.
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Katniss’s Father had died in an explosion at his coal-mining job. This put Katniss in the situation of having to protect her family and keep food on the table. Hunting is her main way to do this. “The bow and arrow is my weapon. But I've spent a fair amount of time throwing knives as well. Sometimes, if I've wounded an animal with an arrow, it's better to get a knife into it, too, before I approach it. I realize that if I want Haymitch's attention, this is my moment to make an impression. I yank the knife out of the table, get a grip on the blade, and then throw it into the wall across the room. “(4.48) Other than that she had taken her sisters place in the hunger games at the capitol of all 12 of the districts. She knew that she had to protect her family so she was the one to volunteer to keep her sister safe. The survival of her life in Panem was one thing, but the survival of the Hunger Games is completely different. This is a life or death situation. “I can't win. Prim must know that in her heart. The competition will be far beyond my abilities. Kids from wealthier districts, where winning is a huge honor, who've been trained their whole lives for this. Boys who are two to three times my size. Girls who know twenty different ways to kill you with a knife. Oh, there'll be people like me, too. People to weed out before the real fun begins.” (3.13) In order to survive the

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