What are ten words that describe Peeta from The Hunger Games?

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jacquelineledoux eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here are 10 words you could use to describe Peeta from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games: 

1) Kind 
- Peeta is a gentleman; when he and Katniss are outside together before the Games begin, he sees that she's cold and shivering so he wraps her up in his jacket knowing full well that they'll be pitted against each other in just a few days (83)

2) Resilient 
- Peeta is resilient both emotionally and physically; not only does he have to put on a brave face while in the arena, he also ends up near death and without a leg yet he's still able to come out as a victor (362)

3) Altruistic 
- Peeta is shows altruism when he gets reprimanded for burning some bread while working in his mother's bakery; however, he did this purposely so that he could give it to Katniss (31, 32) 

4) Creative
- Peeta uses his cake-decorating skills to camouflage himself once the Games begin (248)

5) Emotional
- Throughout the novel, it becomes clear that Peeta is all over the emotional spectrum; generally, he's kind, compassionate, and thoughtful but when Katniss lets it slip that some of the intimacy they shared was just "for show," he's very quick to anger and grows extremely cold (365)
 
6) Self-Critical
- While Peeta is quick to praise Katniss' skills; he's very critical of his own and doesn't feel like he'll be able to survive the arena (89)
 
7) Likable 
- During his first interview with Caesar Flickerman, Peeta acts very naturally; he smiles, tells jokes, plays up the fact that he's the son of a baker, and wins the audience over by telling them that he's in love with Katniss (130)
 
8) Thoughtful 
- Even as he's close to dying, Peeta still finds it in himself to worry about Katniss (259)

9) Self-Sacrificing
- When Peeta and Katniss are the last tributes standing, he begs her to kill him so that she can be declared winner and return to her family in District 12 (338)
 
10) Intelligent 
- Peeta is smart; once the Games start, he forms a fake alliance with the Careers in order to A) insure his safety and B) divert them from finding Katniss (162)