How is the conflict related to the resolution of The Hunger Games?

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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The primary conflict in The Hunger Games is one of man versus society, that Katniss must find a way to survive the deadly premise of the Games and return to her family.  This novel is all about survival under the most difficult of circumstances.  Katniss must use her cunning, skill as a hunter, and every ounce of personal strength and drive to succeed. 

Although the resolution of the story occurs on several levels, the resolution of Katniss surviving the Games occurs at the Cornucopia inside the arena.  Previously, Katniss and Peeta were led to believe that two victors from the same district would be allowed to win, but at the last moment the Gamemakers recant their decision.  Katniss and Peeta both refuse to kill one another, opting instead to make it look like they are ready to kill themselves by ingesting poisonous nightshade berries.  At the very last moment, Katniss and Peeta are both declared the winners of the seventy-fourth Hunger Games.