In the book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, the character Katniss must face numerous obstacles. For example, she must grow up without a father, provide for her family, and even confront the horrifying “hunger games.” Katniss accomplishes these challenges by utilizing her personal strengths, such as determination and innovation.
Foremost, Katniss overcomes the hardships in her life through determination. As she confronts each struggle, Katniss utilizes her own determination to accomplish tasks even when she does not feel like trying. For example, Katniss utilizes determination to clean Peeta's wound, despite how gruesome it appears. Additionally, Katniss utilizes determination after Rue’s death to win the hunger games. As her own thoughts reveal:
Now I am determined to revenge her [Rue], to make her loss unforgettable, and I can only do that by winning and thereby making myself unforgettable.
Subsequently, Katniss also utilized innovation to overcome her unfortunate circumstances. Throughout the book, Katniss utilizes innovation in numerous ways, such as hunting in the restricted area and having herself and Peeta eat the poisonous berries to end the games. Without this innovation, she would not have the creativity or ability to survive.
Although Katniss also utilizes other factors (such as the help of others) to overcome her struggles, she utilizes determination and innovation frequently throughout the book. By demonstrating these two characteristics, Katniss overcomes all of her struggles and even helps others along the way.