We Meet Katniss Everdeen's The Hunger Games

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In the beginning of the book, we meet Katniss Everdeen. Katniss is a main character and the protagonist. Katniss is from District 12, the mining district, of Panem. Despite being young, she is the provider for her mother and sister. She is a very strong hunter and trades her catches with others in the district, in the seam. She is a very solid marksmen and is known for getting every kill through the eye, so she wastes no meat. She is the provider because her father died in a tragic mining accident, and her mother was never the same. Through Katniss’s hunting we meet a character named Gale, who often is her hunting partner. Gale speaks of running away with Katniss and possibly having a family he could get out of District 12. Katniss doesn’t understand where he is coming from because they both have families that they need to take care of. She is not really in touch with her feelings or people giving clues. Next we learn of the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is an event that happens every year where two tributes – a girl and a boy - are picked from each district in a sort of draft. These tributes then are brought to the…show more content…
All of the tributes are taken to the arena to get the fun started. Katniss is on her own right from the get go. She soon discovers that Peeta has teamed with the Career pack. These are the kids from the wealthier districts who are basically bred for the Games. She is shocked, everybody from the outlying districts despise the Careers and could never imagine teaming with them. They are hunting Katniss, and Peeta is helping them do so. They eventually trap her in a tree, but she is helped by Rue – a little girl from district 11 – and drops a tracker jacker nest on them all (genetically engineered wasps). This takes out two of the Careers and gets the rest to scatter. She is also stung by the tracker jackers and starts hallucinating, but she manages to get a bow and arrow. She is shaken and confused when Peeta saves
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