The following is a list of characters in The Hunger Games trilogy. Contents Main characters The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen — The narrator, main protagonist, and District 12 's female tribute, a strong-willed teenager trying to survive in the Hunger Games. She lives with her little sister Primrose nicknamed Prim and her mother. After her father dies in a mine explosion, she hunts to provide for her family.
Early life Peeta outside his father's bakery. Although he grew up in the merchant area of District 12, Peeta's childhood was less than desirable, as his family life was difficult.
His father was kind, but his mother was known to beat Peeta and his two brothers if they made a mistake for example, she hits Peeta with a rolling pin for burning the bread.
Ever since he was five years old, Peeta had a huge crush on Katniss Everdeen. On the first day of schoolPeeta's father pointed her out, saying that he wanted to marry her mother but ultimately didn't as she married a coal miner.
Peeta was confused as to why someone would marry a coal miner instead of his father, but Mr. Mellark explained that when Mr.
Everdeen sang, the birds stopped to listen. Later, Katniss sang for their music class, and Peeta realized he was in love with her when he saw that the birds were listening like they did for her father.
He said that he had often watched her, but the two never spoke until they were both reaped for the 74th Hunger Games. The Hunger Games Peeta at the reaping. Peeta is first seen in The Hunger Games when he is selected as the male tribute from District 12 in the 74th Hunger Games.
Katniss recognizes him instantly, knowing that he is the boy who, five years prior, purposely burned bread and gave it to her to save her family and herself from starvation - an act that gave her the hope and courage to feed her family.
Peeta at the parade. Once he is reaped, he goes to the Justice Building where his family comes to visit him. His father is distraught, whereas his mother says that perhaps District 12 will have a victor: Peeta and Katniss leave the district on the train to the Capitol, escorted by well-known fashionista and socialite, Effie Trinket.
On the first night on the train, Peeta is irritated by the District 12 mentorHaymitch Abernathybecause of his drinking problem and his obvious lack of interest in helping the tributes survive.
When Haymitch tells them, "Here's some advice: Katniss then jams a knife in between Haymitch's hand and his wine bottle. Haymitch is impressed by their potential and decides that as long as they don't interfere with his drinking, he will stay sober enough to help them.
Peeta, with Haymitch and Cinna. When Peeta arrives in the Capitol, he is fixed up by his prep teamled by his stylistPortia. For the Parade, he and Katniss are dressed in black unitards with synthetic fire to represent burning coal.
The Capitol receives them more positively than any of the other district tributes during the Opening Ceremonieswhere they are instructed to hold hands. Katniss and Peeta in the Training Center. During the training process, Haymitch instructs Katniss and Peeta to stay together every step and process of the way, though they protest due to their tendency to argue and anger each other.
Peeta excels at keeping up the appearance that they are friends, easing Katniss into conversation and responding to what she's saying at all the right times. He receives a training score of 8 after his private session with the Gamemakerssaying that he threw some weights around because the Gamemakers were clearly not interested in him.
Despite having agreed to train alongside Katniss at the beginning, Peeta decides to prepare for his interview separately. During his interview with Caesar Flickermanhe reveals he is in love with Katniss, much to her surprise.
This confession begins the idea that the two are the "star-crossed lovers from District 12," which Haymitch believes will help them get sponsors.The Hunger Games: The Influences January 23, bustatimbo Leave a comment With the approaching release of The Hunger Games (March 23rd), I thought it would be a good time to gain (or regain) some perspective on the possible influences on the plot of the much acclaimed book series.
The following is a list of characters in The Hunger Games trilogy. Contents[show] Main characters The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen — The narrator, main protagonist, and District 12's female tribute, a strong-willed teenager trying to survive in the Hunger Games.
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