Character List and Analysis Peeta Mellark


Peeta served as the boy tribute from District 12 during the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games alongside Katniss. He is the son of a baker and once saved Katniss when they were small children by giving her a loaf of bread. His love for Katniss is unwavering, though he knows that Katniss is unsure about her feelings for him, especially because of her friendship and close relationship with Gale.

Always with Katniss’ safety in mind, Peeta has demonstrated in both the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell that he will do whatever it takes to keep her alive, and he refuses to let Katniss sacrifice herself for him. One of the most important people in Katniss’ life, Peeta serves as a source of comfort and strength for Katniss. He has recognized all along how the Capitol uses tributes as pieces in their Game.

Captured by the Capitol at the end of the Quarter Quell, Peeta gets turned into his greatest fear: a piece in the Capitol’s Game to be used against Katniss. He must fight to overcome what has been done to him and find his way back to Katniss through his tangled memories.