Katniss Everdeen Character Analysis

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In The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, love between family and friends is a prominent theme. Katniss Everdeen’s love for her family and friends greatly affected her behavior; Katniss risked her own life to save Primrose at the reaping and would have rather died than hurt Peeta who saved her life. Love between Katniss and her family and friends had her life on the line, but she fought through and stayed alive. Throughout the novel, Suzanne Collins made parallels connecting love in the real world, to the love in the story. Katniss’s love for Primrose caused Katniss to volunteer at the reaping to protect her little sister. When Effie Trinket called out, “Primrose Everdeen” (22), at the reaping, Katniss’s immediate reaction without thinking was,…show more content…
When Katniss and Peeta found out there could only be one victor, Katniss said, “I can’t, I won’t” (343), she physically reacts out of love saying she would never hurt Peeta, even if it means her own life coming to an end. Katniss love for her Peeta and her hope to help him in a time of need, made her had the thought of suicide and let Peeta go home to his family and not her. After, Katniss cried out, “Then you shoot me. You shoot me and go home and live with it!” (343). Katniss put Peeta’s life ahead of her own since she would not be able to live her life knowing she was the reason why someone like Peeta was dead. Someone who risked themselves a beating to give her bread to save her and her family in a time of need, would be gone because of her. Katniss was been trying help Peeta the throughout the Hunger Games so she could be even with him, and that was her only chance and she tried to take it even though her life was on the line. In the real world, people will go to extremes to protect each other, even put their own needs second, all because of love. Family and friends love each other so much, their own life is not the first priority compared to that of a loved one. People will not think twice to help a loved one and would not care of the consequences that will happen to

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