Hero's Journey of Katniss THE HUNGER GAMES

The Departure

At the reaping, Katniss volunteers to be the tribute for her district in The Hunger Games. She says goodbye to her mother, sister, and Gale.
Katniss gets on a train with Haymitch, Effie, and Peeta and leaves for the Capitol.

The Quest

During the training, Haymitch and Peeta devise a plan that involves getting the audience to root for Peeta and Katniss, translating into support in the arena.
In the arena, Katniss builds alliances, such as with Peeta and with Rue. Katniss overcomes many challenges placed on competitors by the gamemakers, including fireballs, tracker jackers, and starvation.
Katniss undergoes a transformation: After Rue's death, Katniss learns to "work" the cameras to gain the favor of the audience and leverage it against the Capitol, including kissing Peeta to create a love story.

The Return

Katniss and Peeta outsmart the Capitol in the arena to allow two winners.
Katniss is given a makeover to erase all scars and evidence of abuse in the games.
Katniss and Peeta are reunited in a media event but warned that they must forever play the part of young lovers or be killed.
As heroes, Katniss and Peeta return home by train, but Peeta is heartbroken when Katniss reveals their love was all an act to help them survive the games.
Katniss did not know Peeta wasn't faking his love for her. He was hoping she really loved him. She is not sure how she feels about him now.


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