Main Characters

Katniss Everdeen - The protagonist and the narrator for Mockingjay. She is a mature and strong 17 year old who becomes the main provider for her family after her father?s death. She is considered to be the symbol or Mockingjay of the revolution. She ends up being the “puppet” of both President Coin and President Snow. Despite all of this, all she wants is for Panem to return back to normal.

Peeta Mellark - Katniss Everdeen’s partner during The Hunger Games and The Quarter Quell. He is held captive by the Capitol and is used against Katniss to break her. They hijack him and replace his memories of Katniss with great fear and disdain. By the time the Capitol finished torturing him, he ends up being prepared to kill Katniss and forgets the love he has for her.

Gale Hawthorne - Katniss’ best friend. They share a history together, even before the Games started. They used to hunt together and now, they’re in the revolution together. Gale is one of the major people responsible for the plotting out of tactics for attacks against the Capitol. He’s one of those responsible for creating weapons used for the war.

President Alma Coin - president of District 13 and one of the main enemies of the Capitol. She is one of the first people who openly told Katniss that she sees the girl as a threat. Katniss feels from the start that she can’t be trusted and thinks that she’s cold and vengeful. She’s manipulative and does everything to get her way.

President Coriolanus Snow - For most of the book, he isn’t physically present, but he’s heavily mentioned all throughout. All Katniss could focus on was revenger against the atrocities that Snow has caused ever since the 74th Hunger Games ended. He tortured Peeta and Johanna, as well as using Finnick for his own gain.

Cinna - Katniss’ stylist who becomes her friend and one of her main supports throughout the book. He encourages her to be herself during interviews and tells her that he would bet on her if he were allowed. He comes up with her ‘girl on fire’ persona and helps her make a positive and spirited impression on her audience.

Rue - The small 12 year old female tribute from District 11, the agricultural district. She and Katniss become allies during the Games after Rue warns her about a trap. Katniss becomes Rue’s protector after they become allies, partly because Rue reminds her of her younger sister. Their relationship shows Katniss as a nurturing character, even in the middle of all the violence. Rue inspires Katniss to become fiercer in her fight against the Capitol and to win the Games.

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