The Hunger Games Plot

  • Katniss Everdeen is born.

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    The Life of Katniss Everdeen

    This is the extrapolated timeline of The Hunger Game protagonist Katniss Everdeen. Not all dates are accurate, because they aren't shown in the book, but they are all in the correct order. Her birthday is the only accurate date that could be found in the book.
  • Primrose Everdeen, Katniss' sister, is born.

  • Mr. Everdeen dies.

    Mrs. Everdeen descends into a deep depression, and doesn't have the energy to feed the Everdeen family, Katniss and Prim. Katniss begins to take over her mother's role.
  • Peeta Melark gives Katniss two loaves of bread.

    This is the beginning of the connection between Peeta and Katniss. This also saves Katniss' family from starving to death, and encourages Katniss to begin gathering food and hunting outside the walls of District 12.
  • Katniss and Gale meet for the first time.

    They met in the woods outside of the seam, and for the next five years, are hunting partners.
  • The Reaping

    The Reaping is the official start of the annual Hunger Games, a competition that requires two teenagers from each district to fight to the death in an arena. This event was designed by the Capitol to keep the districts from starting a second rebellion. The Reaping is the day that the children are picked to participate in the Hunger Games.
  • Katniss Departs from District 12.

  • Katniss arrives at the Capitol.

    The Capitol is the political center of the districts.
  • The Particpants of the Hunger Games are presented to the citizens of the Capitol.

    This is a very important date because the paricipants provide a first impression for the the people who are betting on them. These people can expend immense amounts of money to send a "care package" to the participants during the Hunger Games.
  • The participants are rated by the Gamemakers.

    The Gamemakers are the ones that decide on how the Hunger Games will play out e.g. Where they are held, what traps are put out, and when they are activated.The participants each have time with the Gamemakers to show them their skills, and thus the gamemakers rate them on their performance, which in turn tells the sponsors who is most likely to bet on to survive.
    Katniss is rated an 11 out of 13, which surprises her immnsely.
  • The participants are interviewed.

    This is equally as imprtant as the rating from the gamemakers. It shows the sponsors your personality. It is during this interview that Peeta admits his love for Katniss. This confession is crucial to Katniss and Peeta's survival, as the population of Panem is on moved by pity.
  • Morning: The Beginning of the Hunger Games.

    the Hunger Games have begun. Katniss is thrust into a woodland environment with 23 other teenagers, all ready to kill her.
  • Night: 11 Participants have died.

    By the end of the day, 11 participants are dead. Luckily, Katniss and Peeta are still alive.
  • Afternoon: Katniss finds water for the first time in the afternoon.

    This very important because she has been a whole day without water, and she is feeling extremely weak.
  • Night: The Gamemakers spring their first trap.

    The Gammakers unleash a firestorm that sweeps through the forest. They do this to lure competitors nearer to each other, and Katniss s caught in the middle of it. She runs off and jumps is a lake, but not without suffering burns all over her body.
  • Morning: Peeta and Katniss meet for the first time in the Hunger Games.

    This is a strange encounter, because Peeta and Katniss don't actually "meet". Katniss is hiding in a tree when she sees Peeta and other participants working together to track down and kill the othe competitors. They pass by without noticing her, and she gets away safely, if a little unnerved by Peeta's actions.
  • Katniss and Peeta's group meet for the second time.

    Peeta's group have Katniss cornered up a tree, so she throws a mutant beehive down on his group. Two members of the 5 person group die from the mutant bees. This is also a very strange encounter because Peeta fights off a member of his own group to help Katniss escape, leaving Katniss baffled. She doesn't have long to ponder this sudden change of heart, though. The bee venom knocks her out, as well as the other participants.
  • Katniss wakes up from her bee venom-induced sleep.

  • Afternoon: Katniss teams up with a young 12 year-old participant named Rue.

  • Katniss destroys the group's food stash

    Rue and Katniss work as a team to lure the group away from their camp to destroy their food stuffs. The plan works, and now Katniss and Rue are at an advantage, as they know how to catch wild food.
  • Rue is captured and killed boy another participant.

    Katniss meets with Rue just as another participant kills her. Katniss immediatly kills the particpant afterwords with an arrow to the neck.
  • Afternoon: Katniss finally finds Peeta.

    Peeta has suffered a mortal wound to the leg, and has covered himself in mud to disguise himself from all of the other participants.
  • Morning: Katniss begins looking for Peeta.

    Katniss has just heard from the announcer that two participants, if they are from the same district and are the last alive, can survive the hnger games. So, she bigins looking for Peeta.
  • Katniss Everdeen goes to the Cornucopia to grab some medicine for Peeta's leg.

    The Gamemakers have laid out gifts for each of the participants left. The gifts are located at a place called the Cornucopia, where the Hunger Games began. There are six participants left, but at the end of the day, there are five. Luckily, Katniss is one of them, and she gets away safely with her gift of medicine for Peeta's leg.
  • The storm ends.

    Everyday since the Katniss has gotten the medicine to Peeta, there has been a storm going on, keeping them hunkered down in a cave. They can now go outside and replenish their food supply.
  • Afternoon: Peeta inadvertently kills one of the last participants.

    Peeta collects some berry's, not realizing that they are poisonous. One of the participants then steals them, eats them, and dies. There are now three paticipants left.
  • The surrounding lakes are drained by the Gamemakers.

    In an effort to draw the last competitors together for a final showdown, the Gamemakers have drained all the water out of the surrounding landscape except for the lake by the Cornucopia

    Morning: The Gamemakers have drained the surrounding landscape of all water sources, except the lake found at the Cornucopia. This is supposed to bring the last 3 participants together for the ultimate showdown. Ever vigilant, the duo moves out.

    Afternoon: The Gamemakers have done something unspeakably vile. They have taken the all the dead participants in the Hunger Games and reanimated them as grotesque, blood-thirsty wolf-people. In the end, the wolf-people kill Cato and are called back by the Gamemakers, as Katniss and Peeta have won the Hunger Games.

    Night: Again, the Gamemakers have struck a nasty blow. They say that they have "revised" the rules, and that Katniss and Peeta must fight to the death. Both refuse to be used by the Gamemakers, and choose to commit suicide with the poisonous berrys Peeta has collected. Just as the berrys have gone in their mouths, the announcer sputters that the rules have been "revised" again, and they are both made the winners of the Hunger Games.