It was five years before this reaping and Katniss, along with her mother and sister, was starving. Peeta is at first reluctant to answer, but after a bit of prodding he tells the whole country he has a crush on Katniss, which stuns the country and Katniss. She finds a hanging bag of apples and shoots at it. They are proven right, just as they are about to swallow the berries, they are declared the winners. She also finds an empty water bottle, which reminds her of how dire her water situation might become. Some brave people like Katniss and Gale, go into the forest to hunt and sell food at the Hob a kind of black market Life is hard in district 12 and it is a poor district.
So with this in his head, Cinna chose to make their costumes based on fire. Katniss gets a really bad burn on her leg. He decides that they actually have a chance to survive in the arena. The tributes are forced to stand on their mounds for sixty seconds before they may enter the arena—otherwise, a bomb will detonate and blow off their legs. They will now allow both tributes from the same district to be declared winners, if they are the last survivors of the Games. We see this when he gives Katniss two loaves of bread when she was cold and starving.
Katniss has her name in the lottery twenty times. Katniss is a sixteen-year-old girl fighting to survive in the Seam located in District 12. The Hunger Games serve as a yearly reminder that the districts must never rebel again. Why does she do this? There is pomp and color, a complete contrast to gloom in the districts. He warns her to leave quickly, because the remaining members of the alliance are on their way back to the tree. They are usually a mix of two different species.
From those Dark Days came the Treaty of Treason, meant to guarantee that the Dark Days would never return. It is reaping day for the country of Panem. The crowd roars with approval. He steps on many sticks and bark so the rabbits run away before Katniss can shoot. But Primrose is very naÃ¯ve and Katniss is extremely protective of her younger sister, who she can't believe has been chosen.
When Katniss realizes that it is her sister that is chosen as a tribute, she volunteers herself to take her place, something that is almost unheard of in District 12. It is their way of letting her know they do not approve of the reaping. Katniss puts on her clothes to go hunting. Chapter 14- Katmiss finds a nest of tracker Jackers, Mutant hornets, and plans to drop it on the careers camp, under the tree. Katniss Everdeen She is the main character and protagonist of the story. Chapter 11- The tributes have to stand on their platforms for sixty seconds, or else they get blown up.
In other words, though the poor in our world are a powerful force in numbers, they are kept from rebelling through a world built on commodities, on vacuous television entertainment, and on traditions that they do not question. They could play up the relationship, which would make them more sympathetic to the audience and more desirable to sponsors. Then a giant wall of fire chases her. This gave her the idea of slipping beyond the fence, which surrounds the district, and hunting for food. After she hit him, she told him to throw away the bread, but instead he tossed the loaves to Katniss.
The districts are also forced to treat the Games as a festivity. She and Gale who we find out is pretty hunky aren't romantically involved, but they are friends and hunting partners. Katniss clearly struggles enough to support the human members of the family without the addition of a pet. Chapter 21- Katniss heads to the Cornicopia. An Avox is someone who broke the rules and try to run away from life in their district. Katniss examines the contents of her pack, finding a sleeping bag and some crackers and dried beef. Chapter 4- On the train, they have dinner with Haymitch, and Effie.
They also do this because they do not want to see the tributes in their districts clothes as they may be grubby and show them the poor conditions of living in one of the districts. The conditions there are harsh and the children live miserable existences. Her stylist, Cinna, has a creative eye that could never be topped. Who is the first person to die in the arena? She hunts to feed her family and get money to by necessities like clothes, soap, needle and thread, medicine etc. Katniss finds the idea ridiculous. Instead of getting a job to support her children, she became immovable and unresponsive. He recalls the shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, and how the Dark Days came, a time when the districts rose up against the Capitol; twelve districts were defeated, and the thirteenth was completely destroyed.
Her family was starving to death, which in the Seam is not an unusual occurrence. Katniss rises from bed and gets dressed. Katniss has not allowed Prim to take out any tesserae. Katniss found flowers near by and made a bed of flowers to put Rue on before she gets taken from the Arena. Katniss thought the cannon fire was Peeta when it was, infact Foxface.