The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen Character Analysis

Katniss is the sixteen-year-old protagonist of The Hunger Games, and the story is told from her perspective. She is fiercely protective of her family and practical, having learned to care for her mom and little sister, Prim, after their father died in a mining accident when Katniss was just eleven. She’s described as having dark hair, olive skin, and gray eyes, like most of the others who live in the Seam of District 12. Katniss is tough, independent, resourceful, fiery, and skilled with a bow and arrow, and yet she also has a compassionate side and deep loyalty to those she loves. This combination of traits turns out to be dangerous for the Capitol and President Snow, as it inspires others and serves as a catalyst that creates bonds among people, including between districts, threatening the government’s system of division and control.

Katniss Everdeen Quotes in The Hunger Games

The The Hunger Games quotes below are all either spoken by Katniss Everdeen or refer to Katniss Everdeen. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 1 Quotes

“District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety,” I mutter. Then I glance quickly over my shoulder. Even here, even in the middle of nowhere, you worry someone might overhear you.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker)
Page Number: 6
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Leave? How could I leave Prim, who is the only person in the world I’m certain I love? And Gale is devoted to his family. We can’t leave, so why bother talking about it?

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Gale, Primrose Everdeen
Page Number: 10
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Gale knows his anger at Madge is misdirected. On other days, deep in the woods, I’ve listened to him rant about how the tesserae are just another tool to cause misery in our district. A way to plant hatred between the starving workers of the Seam and those who can generally count on supper and thereby ensure we will never trust one another.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Gale, Madge Undersee
Page Number: 14
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I protect Prim in every way I can, but I’m powerless against the reaping. The anguish I always feel when she’s in pain wells up in my chest and threatens to register on my face. I notice her blouse has pulled out of her skirt in the back again and force myself to stay calm. “Tuck your tail in, little duck,” I say, smoothing the blouse back in place.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Primrose Everdeen
Page Number: 15
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The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens. Then came the Dark Days, the uprising of the districts against the Capitol. Twelve were defeated, the thirteenth obliterated. The Treaty of Treason gave us the new laws to guarantee peace and, as our yearly reminder that the Dark Days must never be repeated, it gave us the Hunger Games.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker)
Page Number: 18
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Chapter 2 Quotes

But a shift has occurred since I stepped up to take Prim’s place, and now it seems I have become someone precious. At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means goodbye to someone you love.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Primrose Everdeen
Page Number: 24
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Maybe if I had thanked him at some point, I’d be feeling less conflicted now. I thought about it a couple of times, but the opportunity never seemed to present itself. And now it never will. Because we’re going to be thrown into an arena to fight to the death. Exactly how am I supposed to work in a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won’t seem sincere if I’m trying to slit his throat.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Related Symbols: Bread
Page Number: 32
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Chapter 3 Quotes

Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 40
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“At least, you two have decent manners,” says Effie as we’re finishing the main course. “The pair last year ate everything with their hands like a couple of savages. It completely upset my digestion.” The pair last year were two kids from the Seam who’d never, not one day of their lives, had enough to eat. And when they did have food, table manners were surely the last thing on their minds.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Effie Trinket (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 44
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Chapter 4 Quotes

A kind Peeta Mellark is far more dangerous to me than an unkind one. Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there. And I can’t let Peeta do this. Not where we’re going. So I decide, from this moment on, to have as little as possible to do with the baker’s son.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 49
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I realize I detest Haymitch. No wonder the District 12 tributes never stand a chance. It isn’t just that we’ve been underfed and lack training. Some of our tributes have still been strong enough to make a go of it. But we rarely get sponsors and he’s a big part of the reason why. The rich people who back tributes—either because they’re betting on them or simply for the bragging rights of picking a winner—expect someone classier than Haymitch to deal with.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Haymitch Abernathy
Page Number: 56
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The people begin to point at us eagerly as they recognize a tribute train rolling into the city. I step away from the window, sickened by their excitement, knowing they can’t wait to watch us die. But Peeta holds his ground, actually waving and smiling at the gawking crowd. He only stops when the train pulls into the station, blocking us from their view.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 59
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Chapter 5 Quotes

Days of hunting and gathering for this one meal and even then it would be a poor substitution for the Capitol version. What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button?

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker)
Page Number: 65
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Cinna has given me a great advantage. No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Cinna
Page Number: 70
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Chapter 6 Quotes

“…but I’ve done my best with what I had to work with. How Katniss sacrificed herself for her sister. How you’ve both successfully struggled to overcome the barbarism of your district.”
Barbarism? That’s ironic coming from a woman helping to prepare us for slaughter.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Effie Trinket (speaker), Primrose Everdeen
Page Number: 74
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Rebellion? I have to think about that one a moment. But when I remember the other couples, standing stiffly apart, never touching or acknowledging each other, as if their fellow tribute did not exist, as if the Games had already begun, I know what Haymitch means. Presenting ourselves not as adversaries but as friends has distinguished us as much as the fiery costumes.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark, Haymitch Abernathy
Page Number: 79
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The Capitol twinkles like a vast field of fireflies. Electricity in District 12 comes and goes, usually we only have it a few hours a day. Often the evenings are spent in candlelight. The only time you can count on it is w hen they’re airing the Games or some important government message on television that it’s mandatory to watch. But here there would be no shortage. Ever.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker)
Page Number: 80
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Chapter 7 Quotes

Almost all of the boys and at least half of the girls are bigger than I am, even though many of the tributes have never been fed properly…The exceptions are the kids from the wealthier districts, the volunteers, the ones who have been fed and trained throughout their lives for this moment.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker)
Page Number: 94
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Chapter 8 Quotes

I can’t help comparing what I have with Gale to what I’m pretending to have with Peeta. How I never question Gale’s motives while I do nothing but doubt the latter’s. It’s not a fair comparison really. Gale and I were thrown together by a mutual need to survive. Peeta and I know the other’s survival means our own death. How do you sidestep that?

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark, Gale
Page Number: 112
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Chapter 10 Quotes

“He made you look desirable! And let’s face it, you can use all the help you can get in that department. You were about as romantic as dirt until he said he wanted you. Now they all do. You’re all they’re talking about. The star-crossed lovers from District Twelve!” says Haymitch.

Related Characters: Haymitch Abernathy (speaker), Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 135
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Chapter 15 Quotes

It’s interesting, hearing about her life. We have so little communication with anyone outside our district. In fact, I wonder if the Gamemakers are blocking out our conversation, because even though the information seems harmless, they don’t want people in different districts to know about one another.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Rue
Page Number: 202
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Chapter 18 Quotes

I can’t stop looking at Rue, smaller than ever, a baby animal curled up in a nest of netting. I can’t bring myself to leave her like this. Past harm, but seeming utterly defenseless. To hate the boy from District 1, who also appears so vulnerable in death, seems inadequate. It’s the Capitol I hate, for doing this to all of us.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Rue
Page Number: 233
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Chapter 19 Quotes

Peeta, who’s been wounded, is now my ally…it just makes sense to protect each other. And in my case—being one of the star-crossed lovers from District 12—it’s an absolute requirement if I want any more help from sympathetic sponsors.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Peeta Mellark
Page Number: 243
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Chapter 26 Quotes

“Listen up. You’re in trouble. Word is the Capitol’s furious about you showing them up in the arena. The one thing they can’t stand is being laughed at, and they’re the joke of Panem,” says Haymitch.

Related Characters: Haymitch Abernathy (speaker), Katniss Everdeen
Page Number: 350
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Katniss Everdeen Character Timeline in The Hunger Games

The timeline below shows where the character Katniss Everdeen appears in The Hunger Games. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Katniss wakes up on the morning of the reaping to find that her little sister, Prim,... (full context)
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Katniss rises from bed and gets dressed. She grabs her forage bag and retrieves a piece... (full context)
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Katniss’s home is almost at the edge of the Seam, and she heads towards the fence... (full context)
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In the woods, Katniss retrieves a bow and a sheath of arrows from their hiding spot in a log.... (full context)
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Katniss recalls that when she was younger, she would blurt out criticisms of the government, frightening... (full context)
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The only person Katniss feels that she can truly be free with is her hunting partner, Gale. Gale refers... (full context)
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...of real bakery bread to share on the morning of reaping day, and he and Katniss make a meal out of the bread, goat cheese, and blackberries from surrounding bushes. They... (full context)
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As Katniss watches Gale, she notes that their features are so similar, they might be related. Almost... (full context)
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Katniss’s father would sometimes bring herbs that he had foraged in the woods to sell to... (full context)
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...kids he means their younger siblings and mothers, who rely on the food Gale and Katniss bring home from their outings. (full context)
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Katniss is confused by Gale’s outburst—there’s never been anything romantic between them. They met in the... (full context)
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By the end of the morning, Gale and Katniss have a dozen fish, a bag of greens, and a gallon of strawberries. On the... (full context)
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...in the lottery than do the children of wealthier families who can survive without tesserae. Katniss now has twenty entries in the reaping, and Gale, who has been single-handedly feeding a... (full context)
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Gale and Katniss split up the food they’ve gathered and head to their respective homes. When Katniss arrives... (full context)
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Katniss attempts to comfort Prim, who is attending her first reaping. Even though the odds are... (full context)
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...speech before it’s time to read the names. She begins with the girls’ names, and Katniss prays that she won’t be called. As it turns out, her name isn’t the one... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Katniss remembers a time when she fell asleep while waiting in a tree for game to... (full context)
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Katniss runs to Prim just as she is about to mount the steps and shouts that... (full context)
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Prim begins screaming hysterically, and Katniss gruffly tells her to let go—Katniss doesn’t want to reveal any weaknesses before the camera.... (full context)
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At this moment, Haymitch staggers across the stage to congratulate Katniss. He gets out only a few words before he loses his balance and plummets off... (full context)
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Although Katniss has never directly spoken to Peeta, he’s had a profound impact on her life. Three... (full context)
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On the day of Katniss’s encounter with Peeta Mellark, she had been searching in the trash bins behind the shops,... (full context)
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Katniss walked away from the encounter and collapsed at the roots of a nearby apple tree,... (full context)
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Katniss quickly shoved the loaves under her shirt and returned home, where Prim and her mother... (full context)
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To this day, Katniss associates Peeta with the dandelion that gave her hope. She always meant to thank him,... (full context)
Chapter 3
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After the ceremony ends, Peeta and Katniss are marched through the front door of the Justice Building and conducted into separate rooms... (full context)
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Next, Katniss is surprised to see Peeta Mellark’s father, the baker, enter the room. He doesn’t speak... (full context)
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After Peeta’s father, Madge steps into the room. She urges Katniss to accept a circular gold pin with a bird on it as her token to... (full context)
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Finally, Gale arrives. He wraps Katniss in his arms and instructs her on what to do once she’s in the arena.... (full context)
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As Gale is dragged out by the Peacekeepers, he promises that he won’t let Katniss’s family starve. Katniss is taken to the train station, where reporters are swarming with their... (full context)
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The speed of the train takes Katniss’s breath away—it can travel at 250 miles an hour. The train is also incredibly fancy,... (full context)
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Effie comes to collect Katniss for supper, and they walk into a dining room where Peeta sits waiting. Effie seems... (full context)
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After the meal, Peeta and Katniss go to another compartment to watch a recap of the reapings across Panem. A few... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Peeta and Katniss realize that Effie is right about Haymitch as their mentor. They decide to help him... (full context)
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Unfortunately, the cookies land and explode in a patch of dandelions, which reminds Katniss again of the time that Peeta helped save her family from starvation. On that day,... (full context)
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Eventually, Katniss wandered deeper and deeper into the woods, finding food to keep her family alive. Soon,... (full context)
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Katniss feels homesick as she thinks of her family, wondering what they might’ve had for dinner.... (full context)
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Effie’s voice wakes Katniss in the morning, and she dresses, deciding to keep her hair in the braids her... (full context)
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Katniss realizes she detests Haymitch, believing that he’s part of the reason District 12 tributes never... (full context)
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Katniss asks Haymitch for advice, and his response is, “Stay alive.” Then he laughs. Peeta responds... (full context)
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...advises Peeta to let his bruised jaw show to make him seem tougher and asks Katniss whether she can hit anything else with her knife. As a demonstration, Katniss throws her... (full context)
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Haymitch makes a deal with Peeta and Katniss. He says that he’ll remain sober enough to help them as long as they don’t... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Katniss follows Haymitch’s advice and doesn’t resist the prep team who prepare her to see her... (full context)
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When her stylist, Cinna, arrives in the room, Katniss is surprised by how natural he looks. The only thing that seems altered on him... (full context)
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Katniss puts on a robe, and she and Cinna walk into a sitting room, where they... (full context)
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...something that represents the district of the tribute. Because District 12 is a mining district, Katniss assumes that she and Peeta will be in some kind of coal mining getup. However,... (full context)
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A few hours later, Katniss is dressed in a simple black unitard that covers her from ankle to neck, with... (full context)
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...their turn to roll out, Cinna lights the fake flames and gestures for Peeta and Katniss to hold hands. The flames immediately draw the crowd’s attention, and they roar Katniss’s name... (full context)
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When the chariot pulls back into the Training Center, Peeta compliments Katniss on her appearance with the flames, and she decides that part of his strategy is... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...the training center, each district has an entire floor. Effie has been corralling Peeta and Katniss around, and she says that she’s been talking them up to everyone she knows in... (full context)
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Katniss’s quarters are larger than her entire house back home. She experiments with the automatic gadgets,... (full context)
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When Katniss arrives, she sees that the stylists will be joining them for dinner in order to... (full context)
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A red-haired girl comes to set a cake on the table, and when Katniss turns to ask her a question, she finds that she recognizes the girl. She blurts... (full context)
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Katniss finally recalls who the girl is, but senses that she should conceal this knowledge. Peeta... (full context)
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...opening ceremonies. Haymitch comments that the handholding is the perfect touch of rebellion, which gives Katniss pause. She realizes that the other tributes stood stiffly next to each other, not touching,... (full context)
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When they’re alone, Peeta corners Katniss and asks her about the Avox. Katniss hesitates, and Peeta, sensing her hesitation, suggests that... (full context)
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Katniss explains that she and Gale had been hunting in the woods one day, hiding as... (full context)
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Katniss believes that the girl and the boy were from the Capitol from the way they... (full context)
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Peeta and Katniss return indoors and say goodnight. When Katniss enters her room, the red-haired girl is there,... (full context)
Chapter 7
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Katniss sleeps fitfully, with nightmares, and when she drags herself into the shower in the morning,... (full context)
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Katniss serves herself breakfast and eats while thinking about what Prim and her mother might be... (full context)
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...asks them for an assessment of their skills, and Peeta says that he has none. Katniss says that she’s okay with a bow and arrow, but Peeta immediately talks her up,... (full context)
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Haymitch advises Peeta and Katniss to save their special skills for their private sessions with the Gamemakers. While they’re practicing... (full context)
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Katniss marches off to her room, angry that she and Peeta are being forced to act... (full context)
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...assistants on hand if they care to practice with a partner. As the trainer talks, Katniss observes the other tributes and notes that most of them are larger than her. However,... (full context)
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...the Career Tributes immediately head to show off their skills, handling deadly weapons. Peeta and Katniss decide to go to the knot-tying station, followed by a camouflage station that Peeta seems... (full context)
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...girl tribute from District 11. She follows them from station to station, and she reminds Katniss of Prim. On the District 12 floor, Effie and Haymitch have teamed up to tell... (full context)
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...of lunch for their private sessions. District 12 goes last, and by the time it’s Katniss’s turn, she realizes that the Gamemakers are bored already and no longer paying attention. She... (full context)
Chapter 8
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As Katniss strides back to her room, she begins sobbing, terrified that the Gamemakers will punish her... (full context)
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When Effie calls Katniss down to dinner, Katniss decides to go. Everyone is seated at the table, including Cinna... (full context)
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Finally, Katniss reveals what she did in the private session, and everyone at the table stops eating.... (full context)
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In the morning, Katniss imagines what Gale might be doing back home. She recalls the first time she met... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Katniss feels betrayed at first, but she realizes that she and Peeta will soon be trying... (full context)
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In frustration, Katniss smashes all the plates in her room that night, and the red-haired girl is surprised... (full context)
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In the morning, the prep team gets Katniss ready for her interview. Cinna has designed a dress for her that’s made out of... (full context)
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...interviews for the past forty years, is spending three minutes with each tribute. When it’s Katniss’s turn, she’s extremely nervous but tries to be honest as Cinna advised her to be.... (full context)
Chapter 10
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The crowd grows upset, sympathetically murmuring after Peeta’s admission. Katniss is shocked and looks down to avoid the cameras. After the tributes return to their... (full context)
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...Then it’s time for them to say their goodbyes, since the next morning, Peeta and Katniss will enter the arena. Effie actually has tears in her eyes, and Haymitch again repeats... (full context)
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...the Capitol’s pawns—how he wants to maintain his identity, even in the Games. This rubs Katniss the wrong way, and she snaps at Peeta before turning and heading back to her... (full context)
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When the hovercraft lands, Cinna and Katniss find themselves in a room below the arena, where Katniss changes into the outfit she... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...golden horn that contains survival tools like tents and weapons. Haymitch had advised Peeta and Katniss to avoid the Cornucopia and instead run for safety, but Katniss hesitates when she sees... (full context)
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...and he seems to be shaking his head at her. When the gong rings out, Katniss misses the moment to dash for the Cornucopia and instead grabs a nearby sheet of... (full context)
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Katniss begins to feel better as she walks farther into the woods, even though there’s no... (full context)
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Katniss examines the contents of her pack, finding a sleeping bag and some crackers and dried... (full context)
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Katniss dozes off only to be awakened a few hours later by the sound of branches... (full context)
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The pack starts to walk away, but they pause beneath Katniss’s tree, worried that the girl they left behind isn’t dead yet. One voice says that... (full context)
Chapter 12
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When Peeta runs back to finish off the girl, Katniss overhears the Career Tributes discussing whether they should kill him or not. It seems that... (full context)
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Before Katniss leaves the area, she checks her snare traps and finds one rabbit. She returns to... (full context)
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By the next day, Katniss is desperate for water and angry that Haymitch hasn’t sent her any. She believes she... (full context)
Chapter 13
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Katniss grabs her sleeping bag, which contains her backpack and water bottle, and runs. However, Katniss... (full context)
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Katniss finds herself near a pond, where she allows the water to cool her burns. Exhausted... (full context)
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Katniss settles in for the night, aware that the Careers are still waiting below the tree... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Katniss realizes that Rue is pointing at what looks like a wasp nest above Katniss’s head,... (full context)
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Katniss devises a plan to cut down the branch on which the nest hangs. She believes... (full context)
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When Katniss awakens in the morning, she sees that all of the members of the Career pack... (full context)
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Katniss is hallucinating severely because of the tracker jacker stings, and the trees around her seem... (full context)
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Katniss continues to hallucinate as she stumbles away, vaguely aware that someone—possibly she—is screaming. Finally, she... (full context)
Chapter 15
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The tracker jacker venom causes Katniss to have nightmares about Prim and her father getting hurt, as well as having her... (full context)
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Katniss sips her water and puts more ointment on her burns, realizing that she needs to... (full context)
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Katniss smiles and offers to make an alliance with Rue. She also offers Rue some meat,... (full context)
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Rue and Katniss lay out their food and materials to share, and Rue recognizes the strange sunglasses from... (full context)
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...are too strong to defeat—they have all the supplies and can’t go hungry. This helps Katniss formulate a plan. She tells Rue that they’ll have to change the Careers’ food situation. (full context)
Chapter 16
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Rue falls asleep immediately after snuggling into the sleeping bag with Katniss, and Katniss feels similarly that she can trust Rue. Katniss falls asleep as well, and... (full context)
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Rue and Katniss formulate a plan that involves Rue distracting the Careers by creating a series of fires... (full context)
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Katniss heads off to spy on the Careers and notices that their setup is very strange.... (full context)
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Katniss tries to decide what she should do about the knowledge. If she sends off only... (full context)
Chapter 17
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When Katniss is able to crawl away from the explosion, she sees that it’s successfully blown the... (full context)
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...alive. They light a torch and head into the woods to hunt for the bomber. Katniss, meanwhile, dons her night vision glasses and snacks on some of the greens and nuts... (full context)
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In the morning, Katniss awakens to hear laughter and realizes that she has hearing back in her right ear.... (full context)
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Katniss follows the stream back to the site where she said she would meet Rue. Her... (full context)
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By late afternoon, Katniss decides to look for Rue. She finds the site of the third fire that Rue... (full context)
Chapter 18
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Katniss shoots the boy who speared Rue, killing him immediately. She runs to Rue but sees... (full context)
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Rue dies, and Katniss finally understands what Peeta meant that night he talked about wanting to show the Capitol... (full context)
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Afterwards, Katniss wanders aimlessly and is about to make a camp in a tree when another silver... (full context)
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Katniss settles into her tree, eats the bread from District 11 and dozes, dreaming of Rue.... (full context)
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Katniss replenishes her water and settles into another tree for the night but can’t stop thinking... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Katniss immediately regrets calling Peeta’s name, but then she realizes that there’s almost no one left... (full context)
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Katniss decides that Peeta must be near a source of water, since he wouldn’t be able... (full context)
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Katniss looks towards the source of the voice, but she still can’t find Peeta and wanders... (full context)
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Katniss allows Peeta to rest for a bit and then forces him to move, but he... (full context)
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When Katniss heads outside the cave, she sees that Haymitch has sent another gift—a bowl of broth.... (full context)
Chapter 20
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Katniss feeds Peeta the broth, coaxing and kissing until he finishes it and falls asleep. Katniss... (full context)
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Katniss prepares a berry mush to feed Peeta for breakfast, and Peeta panics to see that... (full context)
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Katniss goes to prepare a soup and when she checks on Peeta again, he asks her... (full context)
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...a feast at the Cornucopia that will contain something each of the tributes needs desperately. Katniss is sure that Peeta’s medicine will be there, but Peeta forbids her to go, saying... (full context)
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As Katniss heads outside, lost in thought, another parachute arrives from Haymitch. Katniss realizes that it contains... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Katniss camouflages the cave opening before nightfall. Then she eats and cleans her weapons. Katniss decides... (full context)
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At around three hours before dawn, Katniss prepares to leave Peeta, placing the medicine and water near his side. She decides to... (full context)
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Katniss still isn’t able to hear out of her left ear, but she follows the same... (full context)
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Katniss runs towards the Cornucopia and deflects a knife that comes whizzing at her. Katniss retaliates,... (full context)
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Cato discovers that Clove is dead, and Katniss flees the scene before he can chase after her. She hopes that Cato will run... (full context)
Chapter 22
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Katniss begins to wake, imagining that she’s back at home and her mother is stroking her... (full context)
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Peeta feeds Katniss, as she tells him about what happened at the feast. She tells him about how... (full context)
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Peeta and Katniss discuss the remaining contestants, and the thought of Thresh being killed upsets Katniss greatly. She... (full context)
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Peeta wonders what it will take to get Haymitch to send them some bread, and Katniss remembers the previous time Haymitch sent broth—when Katniss first gave Peeta a kiss. She knows... (full context)
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Katniss insists on taking the first watch, but after three to four hours, she can’t stay... (full context)
Chapter 23
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Katniss and Peeta are careful to ration the rich food so that it doesn’t disturb their... (full context)
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As Peeta takes his turn sleeping, Katniss keeps watch. During her shift, the rain stops suddenly, and a full moon appears in... (full context)
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Katniss wakes Peeta in the morning and they split the remaining stew. They joke about what... (full context)
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Katniss grows worried when Peeta doesn’t respond to her whistled signal, however, and runs to find... (full context)
Chapter 24
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Katniss explains how Foxface had been stealing food from the others and how she must have... (full context)
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After Katniss and Peeta reach the cave and eat, Katniss allows Peeta to sleep throughout the night... (full context)
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Katniss and Peeta head to the lake, but Cato doesn’t seem to be there when they... (full context)
Chapter 25
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Katniss can see that the creatures are more muttations, giant wolves that move in an unnervingly... (full context)
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As Katniss and Peeta climb onto the golden horn, Katniss recognizes that the mutts each resemble one... (full context)
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In the morning, when Katniss sees Cato again, the muttations have left, but Cato is still alive. He’s a raw... (full context)
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Katniss is shocked, and when she sees Peeta reaching for his knife, she automatically trains her... (full context)
Chapter 26
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Katniss and Peeta spit out the berries and wash out their mouths in the lake. A... (full context)
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Katniss notices that her scars are all gone, and her hearing’s been repaired. She gets out... (full context)
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Katniss follows Cinna to get ready. He’s designed a very simple looking yellow dress that makes... (full context)
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When Haymitch greets Katniss again, he asks to give her a hug before the show begins. While he has... (full context)
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Katniss is very afraid, wondering how this might affect her family in District 12. She has... (full context)
Chapter 27
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Katniss waits as other members of the team are introduced onstage, and then it’s her turn,... (full context)
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...Snow, leader of Panem, arrives with a crown, breaking it in half to crown both Katniss and Peeta. By the coldness in his eyes, Katniss sees that President Snow blames her... (full context)
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Katniss attempts to find Peeta anyway, wandering to the roof. She returns to her room, but... (full context)
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The next morning, Katniss joins her prep team and Cinna as they dress her for her interview. When it’s... (full context)
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Katniss and Peeta gather their things—just the mockingjay pin for Katniss—and they head to the train.... (full context)
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When the train stops for fuel, Peeta and Katniss head outside, hand in hand. Peeta hands her a bunch of wildflowers, but they only... (full context)