Character Analysis Of Katniss 'Everdeen In The Hunger Games'

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Winston Churchill once said, “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival”. In the novel The Hunger Games, the tributes either have to kill or be killed. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, along with the with other tributes are in the arena have to kill each other in order to entertain the people of the Capitol and one group of the same district must survive.In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the overarching theme is that people must rely on their survival instincts to survive extreme situations as shown by the characters Katniss, Peeta, and Foxface.

Foremost, the first character that demonstrates the need to rely on survival instincts is Katniss Everdeen. When the Games first begin,
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When it was the middle of the game foxface was one of the top 11 people to be alive still. Chapter page 156, Katniss thinking about the tributes and they were “Eleven dead, but none from District 12. I try to work out who is left. Five Career Tributes. Foxface. Thresh and Rue.’’(Collins,156). Katniss justifies in chapter 11 that “The boy from District 5 . . . I guess the fox-faced girl made it. Both tri-butes from 6 and 7. The boy from 8. Both from 9. Yes, there’s the boy who I fought for the backpack.”(Collins,156). When coming towards the end of the novel Foxface was able to sneak around and get supplies for her and destroy everyone else. Chapter 21 it shows that “The table has just clicked into place when a figure darts out of the Cornucopia, snags the green backpack and speeds off. Foxface! Leave it to her to come up with such a clever and risky idea! The rest of us are still poised around the plain, sizing up the situation, and she’s got hers.” (Collins, 279). In chapter 16 and 17, it shows that “ For a second, I think it’s Rue, but then I recognize Foxface — she’s the one we couldn’t remember this morning — creeping out onto the plain. When she decides it’s safe, she runs for the pyramid, with quick, small steps. Just before she reaches the circle of supplies that have been lit-tered around the pyramid, she stops, searches the ground, and carefully places her feet on a spot.” (
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