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Evil Geeks Women’s History Month Warriors: Katniss Everdeen

Today I bring you the Mockingjay. Yes folks, Katniss Everdeen is a woman that you don’t want to cross, and you definitely want by your side in battle. She certainly comes with her character flaws, most importantly an inability to let people she loves help her, but she will also fight for her friends and what is just and right until the end.

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Let’s see, the first thing that comes to mind when I think about why Katniss is a great woman warrior is her survivability. Growing up in District 12 she learned how to skirt the system and hunt to bring her family more food, which means she is an amazing shot with a bow and arrow.

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Next up is how strongly she values her family. Yes, she may only be a teenager, but she has already played the role of caregiver and mother when her father passed away and she was forced to take care of her mother and sister. She also will defend her family to the death, hence her volunteering for her sister Prim to fight in the Hunger Games where she had a 96% chance of dying.

Katniss is also a great judge of character, and realizes her bristly personality is not really that desirable. She admires those with a more friendly demeanor, and knows when to be suspicious of people. SPOILER ALERT- this really comes in to play in the ending of the third book when she can see the new government that has assigned her the role of a figurehead is heading down the same path as the Capitol. Before things can get too inappropriate she takes matters in to hand and executes the new president, preventing her from killing more people in another Hunger Games act.

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So folks those are some of the many reasons why I think Katniss Everdeen is a phenomenal female lead deserving of warrior recognition this month.

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Posted on March 25, 2014, in Books, Geekology, Movies, Women's History Month Warriors and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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