The Sweet Far Thing Katniss Character Analysis

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“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” -Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing. The Hunger Games is a story written by Suzanne Collins in which the protagonist is a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in District 12 in the nation of Panem. Katniss takes the place of her little sister Prim in the reaping. Where she and other boys and girls from other districts are forced to compete against each other for their life’s in the brutal annual Hunger Games. Throughout the book you can see that Katniss character changes in many ways but some changes that you can clearly see is that she begins to trust, gains confidents in her skills and lastly changes the way she thinks about the Capitol. From the start Katniss…show more content…
Slowly Katniss gains much more confidents of her skills. In the middle of the hunger games Katniss has a plan on blowing up the career tributes food by making the apples fall into the mines that surrounded the food. Katniss explains, “I could sever the rope in one shot, didn’t I do as much in the Training Center?... the first arrow tears through the side of the bag near the top, leaving a split in the burlap. The second widens it to a gaping hole. I can see the first apple teetering when I let the third arrow go, catching the torn flap of burlap and ripping it from the bag… then the apples spill to the ground and I’m blown backward into the air”(Collins 220-221). Katniss shows a little bit more confidence in her shooting since after all she did put an arrow through an apple in a pigs mouth back in the training center and she thinks if she can do that then she use her bow and arrows to get the apples to fall and make the mines blow up all the food, which she succeeds to do. When Katniss hears the rule change that both tributes from the same district will be declared the winners that’s if they are the last two alive. Without thinking she calls for Peeta and realizing that she might have put herself in danger. Katniss thinks, “Do I run from them now, on the chance they heard me call Peeta’s name? No, I think. Let them come. Let them come with their night-vision glasses and their heavy, branch-breaking…show more content…
Her friend Gale would always yell about how the Capitol rules Panem, the rage seems pointless to Katniss for her to ever do. Until she was in the hunger games and her ally Rue was killed by another tribute. Katniss stays by Rue’s side watching her take her last breath. When Rue’s cannon fires she remembers Gales rage against the Capitol. Katniss explains, “Gale’s voice is in my head. His ravings against the Capitol no longer pointless, no longer to be ignored. Rue’s death has forced me to confront my own fury against the cruelty, the injustice they inflict upon us” (Collins 236). When Rue dies Katniss hears Gale’s voice and sees that his rage was not pointless at all, he was right to be mad about how the Capitol rules over Pamen. It takes Rue’s death for Katniss to change her mind about how she thinks about the Capitol and now she herself can no longer ignore it. Following the death of Rue she also remembers the worlds that Peeta had said the night before the hunger games would begin. Peeta had said, “Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to… to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games” (Collins 236). Katniss then puts flowers around Rue to show that she was more than a piece in the games. She finds herself wanting to tell Peeta what she did for Rue. Katniss tells, “I find myself wishing I could tell Peeta about the flowers I put

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