Haymitch sends Peeta and Katniss off to get some rest while the adults strategize. This was the first act of defiance by Katniss, and what brought her to the spotlight. She is an inspiration and motivation to the oppressed citizens of Panem. And yet, they saved the goat through care and tenderness, suggesting that perhaps the same thing can save them in this situation. Not only is the divide between the wealthy who we don't see up close until the Capitol in Chapter 4 and the poor enormous, but it is openly acknowledged by the use of Districts. The only way out is to make believe her love for Peeta compelled her do it. Katniss doesn't know whether Peeta is her friend or trying to make it hard for her to kill him.
Meanwhile, another young man, Gale, is also trying to win her heart. Katniss never wants to have children of her own, not in District 12. The young man chosen is Peeta Mellark, who is the same age as Katniss. When all is done, they head back to District 12, and Katniss lets slip along the way that her affection was always for the cameras. This forces the Capitol powers to use temporary electricity generators, which in turn weakens their broadcasting and surveillance capabilities because their energy resources are limited. The movie shows an evil dictator who kills to get his way.
She gets dressed to go hunting for the day. Children become eligible for the reaping the day they turn 12, their name entered once that year, twice the year after that, with an additional entry each year thereafter until they turn 18, the last year they are eligible for the reaping. From those Dark Days came the Treaty of Treason, meant to guarantee that the Dark Days would never return. Katniss believes that Snow is about to kill Peeta and, since Peeta risked his life to save to District 13, Coin dispatches a team, led by Gale Liam Hemsworth , to rescue him, Johanna Mason Jena Malone , Annie Cresta Stef Dawson , and the remaining victors. Katniss lives with her mother and younger sister Prim in District 12, the poorest of the districts. They are fetched by the Capitol representatives, and separated for a long period of recovery.
She has become a consummate hunter with a trained stoicism. However, it is what will make them survive and win the games. After deliberating the pros and cons of confiding this information to Peeta, Katniss tells him her story. She is unsure of the feelings she has for him. The Gamemakers announce that the rules have changed, and that the two tributes from a district can serve as co-victors.
At the training center, each district has an entire floor. She is surprised to see Peeta among this group. During her private session with the Gamemakers, Katniss at first isn't as effective with the unfamiliar bow as she wishes to be, but after some practice she is back to her old self. She is the assigned proper escort to District 12 and an administrator of the Hunger Games. Peeta grows progressively worse, and soon the trumpets sound again, announcing a feast at the Cornucopia that will contain something each of the tributes needs desperately. Obviously, this system discriminates against poorer citizens who need the extra resources and hence make themselves more likely tributes.
In trying to get her gift, which she assumes is anti-infection medicine for Peeta, she is almost killed by a Career, but saved by the other tribute from Rue's district. This concept, very much tied to Katniss, is a final connection to Rome. Katniss feels like a hypocrite because she just sat there and watched as the girl was captured, much like the Capitol audience will sit and watch her suffer in the Hunger Games in a couple days. This makes the country love them and feel sorry for them, because they know only one of them can survive the Games. Her father had been a skilled hunter and could have made good money from selling the bows and arrows he made, but the Peacekeepers, the city officials, wouldn't have allowed it, fearing that he was arming the downtrodden people of the Seam.
Because the revolution has a secret weapon. It is announced a feast is being prepared for the tributes and each will receive something they need at the feast. A film crew, led by Cressida Natalie Dormer , films Katniss in the various districts, taking advantage of her penchant for spontaneous emotion when, for example, touring a hospital of victims wounded in the capitol's bombings. It is explained that once citizens reach the age of twelve their name is put into the pool for The Reaping. Katniss is a courageous and positive leader and hero who encourages the citizens to rise up and fight for their liberty.
That is why the Capitol allowed Gale's team to escape, they wanted Peeta to kill Katniss. Seventy-five years earlier, the Capitol's control was contested by the districts, which rebelled. The romance begins to feel real to Katniss, as she and Peeta have bonded. She realizes that the other tributes stood stiffly next to each other, not touching, as if the Games had already begun. Peeta and Katniss return indoors and say goodnight. The fact that they could only afford the goat because it was very sick shows how little money they had to spare, even for special occasions like birthdays. She gives him the medicine before she passes out.
Katniss sees her as a young sister, Primrose Prim. At dinner that evening with Effie, Haymitch, Cinna and Portia, Peeta's stylist, are served by a girl who Katniss has seen before. A red-haired girl comes to set a cake on the table, and when Katniss turns to ask her a question, she finds that she recognizes the girl. Coin's medical staff works with Peeta, but Katniss is left horrified at what the Capitol is willing to do to win. It is from this question that the novel's most extreme social statement becomes apparent, a statement that indicts not only the brutal Capitol for Panem's injustice, but in fact all of society itself. Yet the Capitol is so proficient at shrouding the Games in ritual and tradition — see the ceremony of the reaping for myriad examples — that this brutality becomes the linking social force. Katniss is extremely nervous through the commotion, and seeks solace by looking across the square at Gale before hearing the worst possible news: when Effie Trinket reads the name of the female tribute, it is that of her sister,.