Flowers play a significant role in the Hunger Games. The use of Flowers are used in a few important ways, such as Katniss’s sister and Rue being named after flowers, and Prim’s cat being called Buttercup. But the Flower that teaches us about one of the main ideas is the Dandelions.
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After Katniss’s ally Rue dies, Katniss covers her body with yellow and purple wildflowers, as a mark of respect to her short life. Katniss states that the Hunger games are just cruel entertainment show for the people of the Capitol, and that “Rue isn’t simply a character on a television show. She is a human being who is worthy of respect, admiration, and mourning.” Katniss also says under her breath in complete fury against the Capitol and Gamemakers, watching her in the arena; “"I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do that there is a part of every tribute they can't own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I."
Katniss covering Rue in flowers shows an act of rebellion against the Capitol, and the fact that by witnessing Rue’s death inspirits Katniss into winning the games - to manifest to the Capitol that they can’t strip the tributes of their humankind, however they may try.
In conclusion, In the Hunger Games flowers are a symbol of hope to Katniss Everdeen throughout the story, that the flowers help her in her darkest times in need, and helps her show an act of rebellion against the Capitol in respect of Rue and all the other tributes who died in the Hunger