- Study Questions
- Katniss Everdeen
- Peeta Mellark
- Gale Hawthorne
- President Coin
- President Snow
- Haymitch Abernathy
- Finnick Odair
- Annie Cresta
- Johanna Mason
- Primrose "Prim" Everdeen
- Katniss's Mother
- Plutarch Heavensbee
- Castor and Pollux
- Leeg 1, Leeg 2, Mitchell, Homes, and Messalla
- Commander Paylor
- Flavius, Octavia, Venia
- Effie Trinket
- Fulvia Cardew
- Caesar Flickerman
- Delly Cartwright
- Best of the Web
Meet the Cast
Katniss is many things: the hunter, the hunted, a friend, a lover, a sister and daughter, a Panem celebrity, and the Mockingjay. But in trying to be so many things to so many people, she loses sigh...
Without WordsSince Book 1, we've know that Peeta is good at public speaking, in contrast to Katniss…who is not. At all. Mockingjay reminds us of Peeta's talent, but with a dark spin: Peeta seemed...
Gale + KatnissLike Katniss, Gale is a hunter. He's most comfortable when he's out looking for game. He and Katniss have a history together. Before the Games, before the Quell, before it all starte...
President Coin is one of the few characters given a lengthy physical description in this book: She's fifty or so, with gray hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders. […] Her eyes are...
For much of the book, Snow isn't present, but his shadow (or maybe his nasty smell) looms over the characters and events. He's frightening even though he's not even around. In Chapter 1 alone, the...
Haymitch is a drunkard, a friend, a mentor, and a victor. He's still really good at strategizing but he's no longer good at going out into the field. For most of his time in District 13, he's force...
Like Peeta, Finnick first appears in this book as a shadow of his former self. He's mentally deranged and tortured by the idea that the Capitol might be hurting his captured lover, Annie. It's not...
Annie is a former Games victor who had a breakdown as a result of the trauma of the Games. She's Finnick's lover and is one of the people imprisoned in the Capitol to be abused after the rebels bro...
Johanna is one of the few surviving victors from the Quarter Quell. The rebels aren't able to rescue her at first, and she's left behind to be tortured in the Capitol, along with Peeta: "That's how...
Beetee, a wounded victor from the Quarter Quell, is a whiz with technology and weapons. The rebels rely on him almost as much as they do on Katniss. Katniss is be the face of the rebellion, but Bee...
Primrose "Prim" Everdeen
Prim, Katniss's little sister, seems like a bright light in a dark world: I look at my little sister and think how she has inherited the best qualities our family has to offer: my mother's healing...
Katniss's mom is more of an absence than a presence in Mockingjay. Although Katniss gets to spend some time with her mom while they're both refugees in District 13, Katniss is busy training for her...
Plutarch is the Capitol's former Head Gamemaker who's now on the rebels' side of the war. Yet he's still acting in much the same kind of position he held when he was on the Capitol's side. The only...
Boggs is one of the few people Katniss comes to trust in District 13. He seems to be on her side more often than not. When she, Gale, and Beetee, among others, are debating inhumane and humane war...
Cressida is in charge of the media team and camera crew that film and follow Katniss around "in action." While at first it seems like Cressida is a skilled manipulator along with others like Plutar...
Castor and Pollux
Castor and Pollux are twins who serve as cameramen for Squad 451, the rebels. Pollux is an Avox, or a mute; he lost his voice as punishment for a crime and had to serve as a mute servant in the Cap...
Jackson is the second-in-command of Squad 451. She's supposed to take over if anything happens to Boggs. It's debatable, originally, whether she trusts Katniss or not. By the end of the book, we se...
Leeg 1, Leeg 2, Mitchell, Homes, and Messalla
The remaining team members of Squad 451 who, one-by-one, sacrifice themselves for Katniss's cause. Their deaths are senseless and painful, particularly because they often come soon after we've lear...
Tigris, the former Games stylist, lives in the Capitol and runs a fur shop. She is kind enough to help Katniss and her remaining Squad 451 members hide out when they're on the run from the Capitol.
Paylor belongs to District 8 and has considerable military power. Katniss thinks of her as a solid person. Paylor is dependable and valued by the rebels, who give her squad the responsibility of gu...
"Brilliant, enigmatic, lovely Cinna" (1.34) is already dead when the book begins. He's one of the first people to die for Katniss, and by no means is he the last. Cinna was her stylist for the Game...
Flavius, Octavia, Venia
These three characters are Katniss's prep team from the Games and the Quell. They have always been in charge of costuming her and making her up for the cameras, and continue to prep and pretty-up K...
The Capitol's events co-coordinator reappears at the end of Mockingjay and claims to have been a rebel all along. She's back to keeping Katniss on schedule for media appearances, which lends a sens...
Fulvia is a former power player in the Capitol who wields a certain amount of manipulative power among the rebels. She contributes to ideas for the propos and other media manipulation, and probably...
Caesar is the official interviewer of the Hunger Games contestants. He has a much larger role earlier in the trilogy. He appears at two pivotal moments in Mockingjay, though, interviewing Peeta on...
Enobaria is another tribute that emerged from the Quell alive. For most of the book she's kept in the Capitol. At the end, she votes to reinstitute a symbolic Hunger Games.
Delly is the girl from District 12 who's brought in when the rebels attempt to rehabilitate Peeta's memory. She's supposed to present him with only positive images of the past. The catch is, she's...