I am enthralled by Katniss.
Katniss suffers the trauma of losing her Father in a mine explosion. The explosive combustion of coal dust seems to continue to connect with her identity as "The Girl on Fire".
Katniss feels betrayed by her Mother, who suffers from clinical depression following the loss of her husband. We found out later she passed up marriage to a well off baker to live the precarious life a coal miner can provide in the seam.
As a result, Katniss withdraws in a rage. She vows to provide for her mother and little sister, Prim, but her rage leaves her emotionally isolated and unsupported. This isolation continues the theme of betrayal and trust throughout all her future relationships.
If she chooses to trust someone, as she did her …Read more >