The Girl on Fire the Ending to Her Trilogy

Chelsea Mendoza, Staff Writer / Photographer

Katniss Everdeen, “the girl on fire” excited up the audience and gathered their attention towards the bright screens in the theaters that displayed a post apocalyptic nation, on Nov. 20, which premiered the last movie in the series Hunger Games Mockingjay.


Keeping up with the Hunger Games movies, Taylor Gupton, junior, displays excitement through her words.


“The Mockingjay exceeded my expectations,The visuals were amazing and the action scenes were my favorite, as well as the scenes where Katniss inspired the people to rise up and fight; she even inspired me,” Gupton says.



Hunger Games is the three-part book and movie series about war, peace, love and sacrifice. The three other movies, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay part 1 had set a high bar for the final movie. Mockingjay part 2 definitely succeeded and did not fall short in disappointing their fans because it brought the audience on their feet.



“Movies always follow the book but leave out details” Hannah Leon, junior, says. “The Hunger Games did a pretty good job of sticking to the novel.”



There are controversial disputes within the Hunger Game and Divergent fans. Both series share a lot in common; both begin in a dystopian setting. The difference between them is that Hunger Games brings satisfying amounts of tragedy and despair, but also an inspiring amount of perseverance and glory. Everdeen’s aspirational speeches brought the audience to complete silence; the power of her voice was motivating and trusting. Her speeches give a good amount of goose bumps and chills, but Tris’ speeches from Divergent, does not give the same effect.



Experiencing the character’s growth throughout the book a Hunger Games fan, junior, Sarah Ayala, expresses her content for her favorite character.


“All the characters became stronger and more dynamic, but Katniss grew into a woman who inspired a revolution and that was amazing to see her grow and overcome all the obstacles in her way,” Ayala said.


The Hunger Games series is a trilogy of meaningful symbolism because the main character, Everdeen, “the girl on fire,” was a warrior who let a charge against their totalitarian government and brought justice to the districts, who for years lived a life of oppression. Everdeen is a noble character, a woman who fights for her family, friends, and future. Hunger Game fans, who were in tune with the novels got to experience Everdeen’s mental growth and perseverance throughout the series. Mockingjay captured her growth as a powerful feminist and her symbol of the bird represented a healer, warrior, and hope. Even though it is the end of The Hunger Games trilogy, it will be a novel and a movie that viewers and fans will never forget.