Katniss Everdeen Is a Girl with Many Talents
Although Katniss Everdeen was considered an underdog in the games, she possesses many qualities and made very smart choices that helped her become a victor of the Hunger Games. The novel, The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins who created the character of Katniss Everdeen, she wrote Katniss as a very talented girl whose skills were very unique and useful. Some of the skills Katniss used to help her get out of the arena alive were archery, survival, and role-play.
Katniss Everdeen has excellent accuracy with a bow and arrow, her best skill is archery. She has had lots of time in District 12 to practice her archery skills because she uses her bow and arrow to hunt. In the novel The Hunger Games, Peeta tells his mentor Haymitch that, “She’s excellent, my father buys her squirrels. He always comments on how the arrows never pierce the body. She hits everyone in the eye” (Collins 89). This skill helped Katniss in the arena because, when she got a bow and arrows, it was easier for her to hunt for food. Also her skill in archery came in most handy when Cato grabbed hold of Peeta and threatening to kill him. Katniss was able to hit Cato with her bow, directly in his hand. So she could kill Cato but keep Peeta alive. Katniss has exceptional accuracy all of the time, “I pull an arrow from my quiver and send it strait at the Game makers’ table. I hear shouts of alarm as people stumble back. The arrow skewers the apple in the pig’s mouth and pins it to the wall behind it. Everyone stares at me in disbelief” (Collins 102). Katniss’ skill in archery genuinely helped her win the Hunger Games.
Katniss has profoundly good survival skills and has had lots of practice using them as she suffers from hunger poverty in District 12. Ever since Katniss’ dad died she has been taking care of and providing for her family. Her father did teach her a little before he died though. Like...
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