She succeeds in catching the food on fire, but the sound of the explosion deafens one of her ears and she is knocked onto her back. Katniss stays quiet until they pass and the next day she sets snares to catch small prey. Because of this, Prim is very knowledgeable in healing and the usage of plants in medicines. You'll set aside anything else you've been reading. She also has minor burns on her hands and rubs the ointment on them. She and Rue become allies and friends, but Rue is later fatally wounded by another tribute, whom Katniss kills with an arrow.
She and Peeta are taken to a team of people immediately set to work primping her. The medicine saves Peeta's life. Hamish devises a strategy of portraying Katniss and Peeta as a couple to garner public support. The Hunger Games is classified as a suspenseful novel as it builds up tension through the plot and events. Later, the tributes are interviewed by Caesar Flickerman, a television host. It is a girl, and Katniss could see the smoke from the fire she must have set in the sky.
Katniss encounters Rue again, and the two quickly form a bond. They manipulate the game by faking a romance, and out-maneuvering their opponents and Capitol politicians to become joint winners of the Hunger Games. From being a nobody to becoming somebody, every move of hers was televised and documented. The story is centered on a 16-year-old girl, Katniss Everdeen and her struggle for survival in dystopia. That talk costs Clove her life, however; Thresh, the male District 11 tribute, kills her, but spares Katniss - once - for Rue's sake.
As a result of this kindness, Katniss survived long enough to discover wild dandelions in a field. The two discuss running away and something called the Reaping that is to be held that day. She keeps her head and is able to avoid most of the fireballs, but one finally makes contact with her calf, burning it badly. Effie draws the name of the female tribute first: Primrose Everdeen. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit for stew, and gathered the various plants that sprung up beneath my feet. The next day Katniss goes in search of water. When she is in her carriage wearing her flaming outfit, she sees herself in a television, she sees that she looks amazing, unforgettable.
Another victor, Cashmere, was prostituted by President Snow. Katniss shows this need to care for and nurture someone throughout the book, first with Prim then with Rue and finally with Peeta after he is wounded. Katniss is scared because she had entered her name extra times. However, she ends up with a score of eleven out of twelve. It has since been released in paperback and also as an and. In his interview, Peeta reveals his longtime unrequited love for Katniss.
Then the male tribute is selected. Further, she finds that the Christian image of the is used throughout The Hunger Games; in the story, Peeta gives Katniss a loaf of bread, saving the girl and her family from starvation. Rather than commenting on the fictional Panem, it instead comments the real United States in the ways described above, thus offering a valuable criticism of modern culture in the U. She runs to the edge of another lake and does her best to clean her wound. The youngest tribute, Rue, sticks out her hand and points to something on a branch near Katniss. Katniss puts on her clothes to go hunting.
One night while she is sleeping she overhears some tributes hunting in a pack. Her feelings for Peeta will be exploited for the games, which are aired across all the districts. The careers had many talents and had lots of food. Again, there are undertones of class resentment in her hatred of the Career Tributes, by the disgust she feels for children privileged enough to devote their lives to training for this event. Katniss leaves Peeta in charge of foraging while she goes to hunt. Peeta came from a family of bakers, making Katniss far more skilled than him.
He also tells her to answer the questions as if she is talking to a good friend. She is 16 years old. The next morning the tributes are taken to the arena and the games begin. They did not succeed and their district was obliterated. Peeta is angry and hurt, but as they arrive back in District 12, they hold hands one more time to greet the crowd and cameras.
Both teenagers endure many trials in their fight for survival in the arena but ultimately both are declared winners of the games. She returns home with Peeta, and the book ends with her dreading the moment that she will have to let go of his hand. The governing power of Oceania is rooted in the concept of instilling fear by means of punishment and torture if their rules. When the Gamemakers announce that what each contestant needs most will be provided at a feast, Katniss risks her life to obtain medicine for Peeta. The Capitol funds the games, which are simulcast to all the people of the Capitol and also to those in the districts.