The Hunger Games

What does the woods represent and how does it appear in the novel?

Apart from being a gateway and a place for food

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The woods represent the wildness of the districts. They remain a place not controlled by the Capitol. It is a place where Katniss thrives as opposed to the very controlled society of the districts. There is a primal freedom about the woods where Katniss feels at home.