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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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