Catching Fire Questions and Answers
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How does Katniss Everdeen's character develop in Catching Fire?

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If a reader considers the entire trilogy, I believe that Catching Fire shows the most character development and change in Katniss Everdeen. That makes sense, as it is the middle book. It serves as the bridge to get Katniss from who she was in book 1 to who she becomes in book 3. When Catching Fire begins, Katniss is essentially the same person she was in book 1. She went into the original Hunger Games to save Prim from dying. Regardless of whether or not Katniss survived, she wanted to complete that mission. Her secondary goal was to survive, herself. She managed to do that, and when book 2 begins, she is relieved at having survived the Hunger Games and is motivated to draw as little attention to herself as possible.

I mourn my old life here. We barely scraped by, but I knew where I fit in, I knew what my place was in the tightly interwoven...

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