- the protagonist and female tribute of District 12. She is an excellent
hunter and tremendously resourceful
in-depth analysis of Katniss Everdeen.
- the boy tribute of District 12 and the son of a baker. He is kind and
loyal, and he becomes Katniss’s love interest and main ally during the Hunger
in-depth analysis of Peeta Mellark.
- Katniss’s and Peeta’s trainer. He is a drunk and one of only two people
from District 12 to win the Hunger Games (and the only one still
in-depth analysis of Haymitch Abernathy.
- the escort of the tributes from District 12. She is very concerned with
appearances and her own career.
- Katniss’s friend and hunting partner. Gale is probably the person closest
to Katniss, and he is the only with whom she can ever fully relax and be
- Katniss’s little sister. She is small and gentle, and Katniss volunteers
in her place when her name is drawn in the reaping.
- Katniss’s mother. After her husband died, she essentially stopped caring
for Katniss and Prim, forcing Katniss to become the family’s primary
- Katniss’s main stylist. He becomes Katniss’s friend over the course of
the story and counsels Katniss to be herself.
- the Mayor’s daughter and the only person Katniss is friendly with at
school. She gives Katniss the mockingjay pin.
- the mayor of District 12
- the person who waxes Katniss before she sees Cinna, her
- the male tribute from District 2. He is a career tribute, meaning he has
trained for the Hunger Games his entire life, and he is large, short-tempered, and a
- the female tribute from District 11. Katniss and Rue become allies during
the Games, and Katniss
- a female tribute in the Hunger Games characterized by her wiliness and
intelligence. She dies by eating poisonous berries collected by
- the male tribute from District 11. He shows mercy toward Katniss because
of the way Katniss treated Rue.
- the female tribute from District 1. She dies when Katniss drops a tracker
jacker nest on her and some other tributes.
- the female tribute from District 2. She actually defeats Katniss in a
fight and nearly kills her, but Thresh intervenes and saves Katniss’s
- the ostentatious television host who interviews Katniss and Peeta before
and after the Games
- the announcer during the Hunger Games
- the president of Panem