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Does Katniss survive The Hunger Games?

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studyingwagner | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:15 AM via web

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Does Katniss survive The Hunger Games?

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belarafon | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:34 PM (Answer #1)

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The original rules of The Hunger Games are that only one person can survive, meaning that both tributes from each district must fight everyone or each other. When the romantic plot of Katniss and Peeta becomes popular with the public, the Capitol changes the rules to allow two tributes to survive if they are from the same District. However, when Katniss and Peeta are actually the last two survivors, the Capitol tries to change the rules back; in rebellion, Katniss threatens to commit mutual suicide with Peeta instead of fighting him. Rather than allow that very powerful defiance of their power, the Capitol lets them both survive, and Katniss and Peeta return to their District to begin the events of the second book, Catching Fire.

 

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vmbeilman | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 7, 2011 at 12:12 PM (Answer #2)

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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Both District 12) win the 74th Annual Hunger Games.  Katniss offers Peeta poisonous berries to defy the Capitol when the Capitol tells them there can only be one victor at the end of the novel.  Right before they eat the berries to commit suicide, they call of the games and announce them both as winners of the game.

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lahlhtlwa | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 8, 2011 at 8:23 AM (Answer #3)

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Katniss ends up surviving and wins the Hunger Games as well as Peeta Mellark. They both win due to threatening to kill themselves by eating poisonous berries, but since there must be a winner, the capitol made them both winners. The capitol is very upset that they were made into a laughing stock thus Katniss has to act like she's in love with Peeta in able to stay out of trouble.

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kwbookreader | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 27, 2011 at 6:24 AM (Answer #4)

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KAtniss does end up surviving the Hunger Games along with her lover Peeta Mellark thus both end up winning. Earlier in the novel there was an anouncement saying a pair from the same district will both be able to go home. From this announcement, Katniss is intentt on saving her and Peeta. After Cato dies, however, another announcement is made stating that there can only be 1 victor to make a dramitic ending to the games. Neither of the two want to kill the other, so in a plan to not kill each other, they decide to eat Nightlock berries, a type of berry that killed another compatetor. Since the capitol has to have a victor, they allow both of them to live.

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gradegrumber | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM (Answer #5)

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Go read the book....

 

But bother Peeta and Gale live because they were going to commit suicide when they were the only ones left in the hunger games by eating Nightlock Berries. The capitol saw this as an act of rebellion and the capitol is trying to find an excuse to kill Katniss but she lives.

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 30, 2014 at 1:27 AM (Answer #6)

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Yes she does. The original rule is only one came remain. But at the end her and Peeta were left and Peeta had no intention of killing Katniss especially since he loved her, and Katniss did not want to kill Peeta therefore to ensure one survivor, when she couldn't kill him, she decided to eat the poison berries herself as well as Peeta. They were both about to commit suicide but the Capitol saw that as an act of treason and let them both live. 

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eli468 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM (Answer #7)

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Katniss does survive the hunger games. She utilizes her sources as well as her amazing logic to get around many rules and keep herself (as well as Peeta) alive through it all.

If you are also talking about the second book she survives that round of the hunger games as well, although she is not announced winner. I won't add any more spoilers in case you haven't read/weren't referring to that book.

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 6, 2014 at 1:20 AM (Answer #8)

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Yes Katniss ends up winning the hunger games with peeta .

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melissa1106 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM (Answer #9)

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Katniss does end up surviving the hunger games. The original rule stated that only one person could be a victor but peeta and katniss threaten to kill themselves by eating nightlock. They let both peeta and katniss be crowned victors. She also survives the 2nd hunger games (quarter quell) she goes to by being rescued by the Plutarch Heavensbee . 

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ik9744 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM (Answer #10)

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Katniss survives The Hunger Games, and also allowed Peeta to join her even though the rules state only one person can be victorious.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM (Answer #11)

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Yes , both Katniss and Peeta were able to survive the Hunger Games . Katniss used her brain by tricking the game makers that she and Peeta were going to eat the poison berry thus making there no winners to the game . The game makers wanting a winner allowed both of them to win at the end .

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM (Answer #12)

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katniss survives the Hunger Games by tricking the Capitol by giving te man ultimatum. 

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