Catching Fire

Caring Katniss: Character Analysis for "Catching Fire" 11th Grade

Caring KatnissWhat is the most important thing in life? What should one value above everything else? To Katniss Everdeen, the one thing that she values most is loyalty. This becomes a major theme in the novel, “Catching Fire”, by Suzanne Collins, the sequel to “The Hunger Games”. This specific series is fiction, and is set in a time of dystopia in the future. Once the main characters, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, return home from the 74th annual “hunger games” as victors, they learn that the need to go on a “Victor’s Tour” through the districts of Panem. As they tour through the districts, they see rebellion starting to form. To quell this stirring rebellion, President Snow puts a new twist on the upcoming games. The next set of participants must be chosen from previous winners of the hunger games. Being two of three victors from their district, Peeta and Katniss are obviously chosen to participate once again. Thrown back into the arena once more, Katniss and Peeta are forced to strengthen their loyalty towards each other, and always show loyalty to their families. The theme of the novel becomes obvious as the connection of loyalty between the characters

Katniss is loyal to her family, a young girl who reminds her of her...

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