Peeta Mellark Analysis

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In the science fiction novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, it expresses that Peeta Mellark doesn’t seem like a threat to the other tributes in the beginning, but when the games proceed, Peeta Mellark reveals his true colors and his malevolent intentions. Peeta Mellark is a male tribute representing District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games alongside with Katniss Everdeen, a female tribute also representing District 12. Peeta is quite appealing because in the start he was acting feeble and anxious, yet he is sentimental, cunning, and dexterous making him prevail the 74th annual Hunger Game. First, Peeta has sentimental affection upon Katniss proving he is just and true meaning Katniss trust Peeta completely. After Katniss realized …show more content…
When Katniss overheard Cato and Clove talking about not killing Peeta, Cato talked about how skillful Peeta is with a knife. In the text, it states,”‘Why don’t we just kill him now and get it over with?’’Let him tag along. What’s the harm? And he’s handy with that knife.’” (Page 162). This meant that Peeta knows how to use a knife meticulously meaning that Peeta is capable of surviving the wilderness. Peeta is now a threat to Katniss making him an astronomical deal to Katniss. Katniss has been trying to find Peeta when the announcement about there can be 2 tributes that can win this year. In the novel, it declares,”“His face and arms are so artfully disguised as to be invisible...’Yes, frosting…’” (Page 252). Peeta Mellark is a baker, so he used his skill of frosting cakes into camouflage in his face and arms. This talant takes a lot of skill and effort because you have to be cautious and vigilant. Peeta survived by staying concealed because he camouflage himself to the environment.
To conclude, Peeta may look frail and tense but deep down, he is nostalgic, crafty, and deft. These words relate to the theme of the novel, The Hunger Games, the theme is that while survival and violence is the only strategy upon winning, hope, love, friendship, and trust are also crucial. The theme meant that not only brute strength and intelligence, it’s teamwork and trusting one

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