This essay discusses that however, Katniss shows ultimate strength when she dared to defy the rules of the games that only one tribute had to be the winner. The courage in Rue can be seen in her caring towards Peeta when the latter was wounded. Katniss, along with Peeta, pretended to eat poisonous berries to fool the Capitol knowing very well that she can be punished for such stunts. It was a true display of masculine courage to save the life of both Peeta and herself.
Katniss is courageous in her motives and actions. She cares more about the lives of others and therefore she, throughout the game, risks her life more for others than for personal fame. This paper makes a conclusion that selflessness cannot be a sole sign for courage unless there is something bigger to sacrifice for. Therefore, she outshone in the final sequence when as an act of defiance against the Capitol she played the berries bluff as if to say that the Capitol cannot always impose rules on her. At different junctures of her life, she brings out the softness which is so relevant to feminism and a gifted strength that related more to masculinity. It is the feminine qualities which help her relate to the other characters and compels her to be bonded with them. The masculine strength helps her fight for the sake of humanity and a greater cause as well as try to protect her friends. Thus the novel integrates the traditional concepts of femininity and romance although it consecrates its teenage female protagonist.