Because of her love for animals, when Katniss once took her out in the woods beyond District 12 to teach her how to hunt and after successfully shooting a creature, Prim broke down in tears and wanted to help the dying animal. Prim told her what she would do if Katniss had to become the Mockingjay, and promises to keep this a secret from their mother before going back to sleep with Buttercup. rules. different meaning. Katniss has said that Rue reminds her of Prim, that the two share alike traits such as their demeanor. Eventually, Lady healed well. He responds with "I don't know.". Prim was originally chosen as District 12's tribute during the annual reapings, but Katniss made the ultimate sacrifice for her family and volunteered to take her sister's place. * Required FieldsWe will never sell or distribute your email to any other parties or organizations. When Katniss talks to Gale before she leaves for the Training During the war, she would work with her mother in the hospital and then go out to help the injured in the midst of battle. She is very delicate, as Katniss said, "The community home would squash her like a bug." And so it is an apt name for the young girl who befriends Katniss during the games, whose death serves as a turning point in the narrative. After Mrs. Everdeen leaves to the first aid station, Prim and Katniss bond together. black market of District 12. Prim tried to stop Katniss, but Gale Hawthorne held her back and carried her away as she yelled "No, Katniss! most of her day hunting, typically with her friend, Gale, and consequently it In this way the nightlock berries are symbolic of rebellion and revolution, of fighting back against the Capitol. I plucked it carefully and hurried home. Katniss Everdeen's hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne, also flees to District 2. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of. In these circumstances, hunting to Katniss is always a that it contradicts the behavior the Capitol wants, and expects, to see. At the reaping in The Hunger Games, it was Prim's name that was originally pulled out of the girls' reaping bowl, but Katniss volunteered to take Prim's place, to Prim's horror. Katniss wanted to kill him, but Prim saved him. In the film adaptation of The Hunger Games after Katniss volunteers, Mrs. Everdeen is seen comforting Prim by hugging her. Calendula is a good candidate for this unnamed plant, but it's hard to be sure. Prim loves all living creatures, even the most unsightly ones. She later realizes, after a conversation with the imprisoned President Snow, that President Alma Coin sent Prim to her death (which was caused by a hovercraft by the rebels) both to sway the Capitol citizens to Coin's side by making them think Snow was bombing the children, and to swing Katniss to her side through the death of her sister, as Katniss disliked Coin and was a threat to her power base. Prim is Katniss' 12-year-old sister. they must have liked her “heat.” Cinna calls her “the girl who was on fire” When she arrived home she helped Katniss with her dresses and kept Katniss calm since she doesn't like this type of thing. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. hunting. Photo by: Wikimedia Commons. During the Games, the phrase takes on a literal meaning after Katniss is struck Her father, Mr. Everdeen, died in a mine explosion four years before, leaving her mother, sister, and herself alone. Prim would always comfort and listen to Katniss and give her some advice to her problems. Also known as duck potato and swan potato, the plant is sometimes called "arrowhead," derived from the Latin name for its genus: Sagittaria, which refers to the archer in the zodiac—a master with the bow and arrow, just like the young protagonist. Prim tried to stop Katniss since she knew she would most likely not su. It said in The Hunger Games that every morning she would clean off the layer of coal dust on her dead father's shaving mirror, because he hated the dust. Without further ado, a list of several significant plants in The Hunger Games. recalls the Capitol’s failures, and Peeta essentially hopes to defy the Capitol Calendula leaves and petals have been applied to reduce inflammation and as an antiseptic against infection. Previous Hardy, valuable, and sometimes sweet, the katniss plant is also an adaptable survivor, just like the character. Gale and Prim seemed to have a good relationship, through Gale's best friend and Prim's sister, Katniss. From tools to furniture, these garden products are sure to delight. Prim is the only person whom Katniss is certain she loves, and she does all she can to provide for and protect her sister, eventually sacrificing herself when, against all odds, Effie Trinket draws Prim's name at the reaping. Causing trouble to team partners in the Hunger Games. Portrayed by Primrose is named after the plant "Evening Primrose," which is a plant that grows yellow perennial flowers in the early spring. It's been called the plant of purity and it is featured in many cultural and religious ceremonies. She is proven correct when both she and Peeta are declared the winners of the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss is fiercely protective of her. Second, beware the deadly nightlock berry! Instant downloads of all 1372 LitChart PDFs That’s ironic coming from a woman helping to prepare us for slaughter. He continued to protect her over the night and slept by her. Katniss was willing to die for Prim and volunteered for her. In literature, it has been used as a symbol of both regret and freedom. Katniss was very protective of Prim and planned and did everything to make sure Prim wouldn't have to take tesserae so she would have a better chance of never being reaped into the Hunger Games. called. In a deleted scene, it shows a dream sequence of Prim in the Hunger Games wandering around in a jacket. Having so much money, they first thought to get Prim a hairbrush or cloth for a dress, but decided instead to buy a goat that had been injured. The Hunger Games (film)Catching Fire (film)Mockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2 Katniss’s and Gale’s RueThe rue plant (Ruta) is an evergreen "herb-of-grace" that carries many metaphors. Katniss’s mother and, ...their respective homes. Millions of books are just a click away on and through our FREE NOOK reading apps. From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. Struggling with distance learning? Photo by: Wikimedia Commons. experience killing animals for food, killing a person in a competition is Although Katniss was unsure if the goat would survive, Prim loved animals and was soon able to heal Lady with her mother's help. Second, the relationship between Katniss and Rue (District 11) would never have happened if Rue had not reminded Katniss of Prim.The relationship between Katniss and Rue proved to Katniss that Careers were not the only ones entitled to alliances. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our, Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic Press edition of. And so it is an apt name for the young girl who befriends Katniss during the games, whose death serves as a turning point in the narrative. As Katniss says, "I protect Prim in every way I can, but I'm powerless against the reaping" (1.63).