I'm sure plenty of people assumed that we'd [Katniss and Gale] eventually get married even if I never gave it any thought. But that was before the Games. Before my fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, announced he was madly in love with me. (1.17)

This quotation reveals that Katniss is having difficulty deciding who her true love really is. This is an example of internal conflict. Before the Hunger Games, the old Katniss would have probably married Gale. The Games changed everything and they were life altering for Katniss. She had to make it seem like she was in love with Peeta as a survival strategy, but this pretend relationship evolved into something a little more serious. The new Katniss might not be able to marry Gale now because of the special newly formed bond she has with Peeta. Katniss finds that she is in conflict with herself as she is unsure of which boy she truly loves.

"In several of the districts, people viewed your little trick with the berries as an act of defiance, not an act of love. And if a girl from District Twelve of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to stop them from doing the same?" he says. "What is to prevent, say, an uprising?" (2.19)

President Snow is making life very hard for Katniss. He believes that Katniss has committed an act of defiance in the previous Hunger Games and this may lead to a widespread rebellion or uprising in Panem. The external conflict is that Katiss is struggling to keep herself, Peeta, and all her loved ones alive while facing these immense pressures from society. 

Katniss Everdeen returns to the arena to participate in the 3rd Quarter Quell.

One of the conflicts is that Katniss is forced back into the arena for the 75th Hunger Games. She is fighting against the capitol and other tributes.

Katniss and Peeta: two star-crossed lovers or not?

Does Katniss really love Peeta or is their relationship a facade all for show?

Is there blood relation between Katniss and Gale?

Does Katniss confess that Gale is her cousin to protect him or her?

Uprisings in District 5 potentially leading to rebellion.

People in the Districts have had enough with what the Capitol has done to them and they are now taking a stance to rebel.

Will Effie Trinket rebel against the Capitol?

Despite being from the Capitol, Effie has shown many signs of weakness in embracing the Capitol’s regime. Will she jump ship and support those in the Districts.


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