- Study Questions
- Katniss Everdeen
- Peeta Mellark
- Gale Hawthorne
- Haymitch Abernathy
- Finnick Odair
- Johanna Mason
- The Other Victors: Brutus, Enobaria, Gloss, Cashmere...
- Katniss' Prep Team: Venia, Octavia, Flavius
- Effie Trinket
- Plutarch Heavensbee
- President Snow
- Caesar Flickerman
- Prim Everdeen and Katniss' Mother
- Bonnie and Twill
- Best of the Web
Meet the Cast
Katniss' Identity Crisis When Catching Fire starts, our heroine Katniss is just trying to get her life back to normal. But people of District 12 look at her differently now, and she's alwa...
A Voice that Can Move a CrowdFunny, isn't it, that Katniss is the one who gets all caught up with mockingjay and songbird symbolism when Peeta is the one with the golden voice? Throughout the book,...
In Catching Fire, Gale plays the role of a big, fat "What if… ?" for Katniss:What if Katniss had never been a tribute in the Hunger Games? Would they have gotten together?What if they ran away to...
Hmm… how can we describe Katniss and Peeta's relationship with their mentor, Haymitch? We'd have to categorize it as "love/hate." Haymitch got them through the previous Hunger Games (somewhat mir...
Finnick dair is one of District 4's beloved Hunger Games victors. Like Katniss, he's good fighter, but he basically won his Games because he's drop-dead gorgeous, not to mention telegenic and chari...
Johanna is the living, breathing definition of a loose cannon. You never know what she's going to do, and you're never sure if you should trust her. At least she's entertaining. Like the way she st...
Beetee is a District 3 victor who won the Hunger Games long ago. He's a genius with technical gadgets and contraptions. Katniss is blown away by his intelligence: There's nothing patronizing in [Be...
Beetee compares Wiress to a canary in a coal mine, and that's exactly what she is for the other tributes in the arena. Her death is cruel and sudden, but it also serves as a warning to her allies t...
The Other Victors: Brutus, Enobaria, Gloss, Cashmere...
We can kind of lump together the other Quarter Quell tributes because that's what the book does. If they're not with Katniss, they're against her. Sure, some of them, like Cecelia (District 8) and...
Cinna has a small but important role in Catching Fire. He's one of the people Katniss trusts most in the world, and he's also as one of the bravest people in Panem. You might think that as a clothi...
Katniss' Prep Team: Venia, Octavia, Flavius
Venia, Octavia, and Flavius are Katniss' prep team, and they help make Katniss look pretty for Capitol events and the Games. Katniss has always thought of them as shallow, but when she gets called...
Effie is the coordinator who organizes events for Peeta and Katniss. Like a typical Capitol citizen, she often seems to miss the point, whether because she's being deliberately obtuse (that is, she...
Plutarch is the new Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. It's ballsy to take up that position after the last guy was executed for permitting both Katniss and Peeta to live, but Plutarch doesn't se...
Creepy, crawly President Snow is always a bearer of bad news. His presence casts an evil shadow over much of the first half of Catching Fire. Katniss is always looking over her shoulder and wonderi...
Caesar is the TV announcer and interviewer who meets with all the tributes before the Hunger Games. He's the unwitting enabler of dramatic moments like Katniss' wedding dress reveal and Peeta's ann...
Prim Everdeen and Katniss' Mother
Prim and Katniss' mom are more important for what they mean to Katniss than for what they do in Catching Fire. They're both love Katniss, but they're also powerless to do anything to help her. Katn...
Rue was one of District 11's tributes in the last Hunger Games, and her sad and memorable death during The Hunger Games leaves a very strong impression in both Katniss and Peeta. Rue was just a lit...
Bonnie and Twill
Bonnie and Twill, two runaways from District 8, serve as messengers. They come to Katniss at a pivotal moment in Catching Fire to both ask for help and provide illumination. They tell Katniss that...
Darius is Katniss' nice, good friend, and he pays a terrible price for being, well, nice and good. He's a District 12 Peacekeeper who doesn't really know his place. When he steps in to try to prote...