Putting Up With Katniss Everdeen
If you’re reading this, you’re probably here because of Katniss Everdeen. Unless you followed your Google search on the triple baconator here, in which case… move along.
Anyhow, Katniss is a strong, realistic character who keeps us enthralled throughout The Hunger Games with her hero-goddess skillz and sharp wit.
She’s also kind of a bitch. And EVERYONE lets her get away with it. Why is that?
We’re not completely insensitive. We realize that Katniss suffers for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout the series. She has a lot of reasons to be unhappy and act out. We also understand that there are a lot of people in both the Capitol and the rebellion who offer her up special treatment in an attempt to get her to conform to their side.
However, there’s only so much mellarky one person can put up with before they snap and lay down the law HARD. It seems these characters have an abnormal tendency to completely suppress their emotions toward Katniss. Or maybe it’s just us.
When Katniss and co. visit District 8, her rashness nearly gets them killed when she runs off to fight the Capitol bombers. Yet the only person who’s bothered by it is Haymitch, who lost connection with the group when she pulled out her earpiece. They got a great propo out of it, but we would be a WEE BIT more pissed off someone’s hero complex almost cost us our lives! Hell, Boggs drags her out of there, gets puked on, and doesn’t even get mad at Gale for breaking his nose. Tell us that if someone purposely kicked you in the face and broke your nose, you wouldn’t respond angrily!
And how is it that Katniss gets away with going back and forth with Peeta and Gale? Is there not ONE PERSON who realizes she’s kissing both of them and says something besides Peeta? He’s hijacked and paranoid, but he’s actually right. She’s a piece of work. I’d expect someone to tell her to stop messing around with their emotions and her own. We’d do it if she were a real friend of ours!
In fact, if you are double-crossing two people who are both kinda in love with you: STOP IT, YOU SCUMBAG! ..Unless one of them is Gale Hawthorne, because he’ll never actually yell at you for being in love with someone else while still kissing him!
Even though Johanna Mason has her issues with Katniss, she never criticizes any of her actions specifically. She thinks Katniss is too heroic and a little fake. So? We think, out of anyone, she would be the person to really call her out. Does she criticize Katniss’ idiocy nearly often enough? Nope!
We’re not just talking about Mockingjay either. Even before she enters the arena in The Hunger Games, Katniss is rude. When she first goes to visit Madge, her only “friend” besides Gale, she doesn’t have much good to say about her. She immediately distrusts not only Peeta but his father as well. The man gave her cookies! Though it’s not easy to do before a massive death match, she refuses to make acquaintance with any other Victor before entering the arena in Catching Fire.
Again, it’s not that she doesn’t have the right to be moody in some instances. But rightfully so or not, most human beings react badly to being treated poorly and being taken of granted by anyone, not just Katniss. Unless they live in Panem, apparently.
Basically, she doesn’t like people. Yet they ALL seem to like her (unless they either lead Panem or want to). How the hell did that happen?!
TRUTHS R’ US!
The Girl With The Pearl