"Deep in the meadow, hidden far away a cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray Forget your woes and let your troubles lay and when again it's morning, they'll wash away. Here it's safe, here it's warm here the daisies guard you from every harm the final lines are barely audible. Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true here is the place where I love you'' (235).
"The bright gold gleam of a tracker jacker lazily making its way across the papery gray surface" (189).
"The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast is clear, then, his attention back on the pig, he threw the loaf of bread in my direction" (31).
"It was slow-going at first, but I was determined to feed us. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit for stew, and gathered the various plants that sprung up beneath my feet. Plants are tricky. Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you're dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father's pictures. I kept us alive"(19).
Throughout the book we see how determined, impulsive and loyal Katniss is. Katniss honored a young girl named Rue when she was mistakenly shot.
Katniss describes the tracker jacker wasps that give you hallucinations.
"I had just turned away from Peeta Mellark's bruised face when I saw the dandelion and I knew hope wasn't lost. I plucked it carefully and hurried home. I grabbed a bucket and Prim's hand and headed to the Meadow and yes, it was dotted with the golden-headed weeds. After we'd harvested those, we scrounged along inside the fence for probably a mile until we filled the bucket with the dandelion greens, stems and flowers" (13).
When Peeta gets selected to be apart of the hunger games, Katniss remembers him from when he gave her bread.
An occurring theme in the hunger games is independence. Katniss has to provide for her family because no one has the strength to do it.
Dandelions represent that there is still good to come and food represents wealth and fortune.
"What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were so easy to come by?" (27).