Hunger Games BY Gbe300 The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is a story about two teens named Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen. Katniss and Peeta are chosen to participate in the annual Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are a fght to the death and is watched by millions of people. Katniss’ younger sister was selected and forced to participate but Katniss volunteered as a tribute on behalf of Primrose her younger sister. Katniss is a better overall competitor in the Hunger Games. Katniss has superior hunting and survival skills.
On the contrary Peeta is very strong and excels t hand to hand combat. Also Katniss’ hunting skills give her a greater chance to win than Peeta. Katniss’ learned hunting skills from her father such as archery. She hunted to provide for her family and had no choice but to perfect her archery. This skill will be important while in the arena to capture food and fend off opponents. Peeta said at the table while eating that “My father buys her squirrels. He always comments on how the arrow never pierced the body. She hits everyone in the eye. ” This shows that Katniss really is on a high level of archery.
Initially Katniss was not excellent at traps and different things such as throwing knives, but acquired different skills from Haymitch and observing the other competitors. Katniss learned to create snares. The snares can come into play to easily secure food and enemies. With the location of the arena being unknown this skill be transferred and used in almost any terrain. Katniss says that “The bow and arrow is my weapon. But I’ve spent a fair amount of time throwing knives as well. Sometimes, if I’ve wounded an animal with an arrow, it’s better to get a knife into it, too, before I approach it.
I realize that if I want Haymitch’s attention, this is my moment to make an impression. I yank the knife out of the table, get a grip on the blade, and then throw it into the wall across the room. ” However even considering these reasons, a reader might consider that Peeta is the superior competitor in the Hunger Games. Peeta is a very skilled hand to hand fighter and also extremely strong. Strength can only get someone so far in a long tedious adventure such as the Hunger Games. Katniss does not have to exert unnecessary energy.
Peeta is strong but he cannot physically beat everyone he omes in contact with and his other competitors will most likely be able to kill or injure him from a distance. Katniss is a better overall competitor in the Hunger Games. Katniss is a better survivalist and hunter. Peeta is also a very worthy opponent. Katniss is a better competitor in the Hunger Games because she has certain skills that cannot be taught. Peeta has a very limited amount of skills some of his skills can be useful such as his camouflage but it can only last so long and this is why Katniss will be the winner of the Hunger Games.