The Motivation Of Katniss In The Hunger Games By Suzanne... (2023)

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What would have happened if Katniss did not win the Games, and never came back to Prim, or What would have happened if Katniss did not volunteer? Luckily in The Hunger Games Katniss does win for District 12 and gets back home to Prim. In Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games, Katniss is the main character while also being the narrator of the story. She is shown to be emotionally detach and straight forward. Her main goal throughout The Hunger Games was to survive win for herself, Prim, and Rue.

In The Hunger Games there always has to be one survivor. This does not include the rule change that is added later in the chapters. Katniss motivation that is seen throughout is her trying to survive the Games. She strives to win for her sister Prim, since when they were sitting in the room before Katniss had to leave for the capitol Prim told her she believes she can win by saying, “Maybe you can win.” (Collins 36). Which motivates Katniss want to win and survive to come back home to her family. Furthermore, she does not want Prim to die or get hurt in the Games. Katniss does

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While on the train and right before she goes into the arena Haymitch tells her to, “Stay alive” (Collins 56 & 139). This makes her have a mental note that he has been through this before and any advice that he gives about the Games would be useful. While in the game Katniss tries her best to hide and survive to be the last one standing (151). She knows that it is not a smart idea to be a straight up killer and to be an attack only when needed kind of person. The whole time after she volunteered she wanted to show she not weak and an easy target (23). Letting her show that she stands her ground, she blows up the Careers food, hit the Careers with tracker jackers, and disrespected the Capitol. Her final motivation that helps complete her goal is her own motivation to win the Hunger


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What is the purpose of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins? ›

Collins' idea for the “Hunger Games” came from her own experience with desensitization related to the Iraq War. She became inspired by her own meshing of reality television and heartbreaking news. Then, she chose to write a story to help young readers understand the harsh reality of becoming desensitized to mass death.

How does Katniss develop throughout the story? ›

Being a tribute in the 74th annual Hunger Games and motivated by her promise to Prim, Katniss grows from an introverted person to someone who tolerates other people's presence. At the same time, her awareness of the Capitol and its cruelty slowly increases.

What is Katniss character analysis? ›

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.

Why is Katniss so important in the Hunger Games? ›

Katniss Everdeen is the main protagonist and the narrator of The Hunger Games trilogy. After her younger sister, Primrose, was reaped to participate in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her place as the female tribute from District 12. This action set in motion the events of the entire series.

What does Katniss want in the Hunger Games? ›

But Katniss's primary intent wasn't to stage an act of rebellion, though she does recognize that there was some spirit of defiance in the gesture. Mostly she wanted to save Peeta and herself and she knew the Capitol wouldn't let both of them die.

What lesson does Katniss learn in the Hunger Games? ›

After she is selected twice to be in the games and survives, she teaches her readers the importance of courage, nerve, and never, ever compromising yourself or your beliefs. It is one of the only pieces of advice Katniss' Hunger Games mentor, Haynitch, imparts to her.

What does Katniss learn throughout the story? ›

Katniss' purpose in life is caring for her family, and her inner strength during her ordeal comes from the desire to take care of her younger sister, Primrose, and her mother. Katniss faces multiple crushing setbacks, yet she never, never gives up. And she never feels sorry for herself.

What made Katniss so special? ›

There is a special significance behind her name. Katniss is an edible tuber whose scientific name is Sagittaria, which is taken from Sagittarius, who is known as an archer. This is fitting because Katniss has a special skill with the bow and arrows, which she honed over her long, lean years in District 12.

What are 3 qualities that make Katniss a hero in The Hunger Games? ›

Perseverance: unwilling to accept her fate in District 12; she never gives up. Bravery: constantly walking into the face of danger when hunting and during the games; see my blog on Katniss courage strength. Love: volunteers for her sister at the reaping; takes care of her sister and friend.

What personality type does Katniss have? ›

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But through the course of her journey, she reveals her INTJ personality type to the full. Determined, fearless and focussed, Katniss overcomes the immense challenges thrown at her by thinking strategically.

What type of character is Katniss in The Hunger Games? ›

The protagonist of the novel and its narrator, Katniss Everdeen is a strong, resourceful sixteen-year-old who is far more mature than her age would suggest. Katniss is the main provider in her family, which consists of Katniss, her mother, and her younger sister, Prim.

What is the main message of the Hunger Games? ›

Survival. If you were to pick the main theme of the Hunger Games series, the ability and desire to survive would rightfully come first and foremost. They are stories of survival, physically and mentally. Due to the poverty and starvation issues within Panem, survival is no sure thing.

What is the theme or message of the Hunger Games? ›

The Hunger Games is quite a sophisticated film that explores a number of themes and issues, including ideas of poverty, wealth, power, violence and reality television.

What is the main message of the reading text the Hunger Games? ›

The Hunger Games shows how sacrifice can show true humanity and emotion in a time where there is a lack of it. In the book children are chosen to be forced to fight to the death and in the story Katniss chooses to do this in place of her sister potentially sacrificing her life.


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