Character Spotlight: Thresh

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new section of my blog that will be updated every Friday which is called Character Spotlight. This is where I pick either an awesome or underappreciated character (or both) and talk about what makes them so awesome!

So I spent a lot of time debating on what character to talk about (I currently have a list but I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to stick to it) including a lot of the Hunger Games characters. But without further ado the character I choose is Thresh from the Hunger Games!

I had a lot of Hunger Games characters in mind when thinking about this section of the blog but probably the one character who people don’t talk about nearly enough is Thresh from the first book.

“I always respected him. For his power. For his refusal to play the Games on anyone’s terms but his own.” –Katniss on Thresh. So without further ado here is a mini profile of one of the 24 tributes of the 74th Hunger Games.

Name: Thresh

From: District 11.

Book: The Hunger Games.

About him: Thresh is eighteen years old and is therefore one of the oldest tributes in the 74th Hunger Games. He was one of the strongest tributes in the Games and denied the chance to join the Careers. In the book he places (fourth before Foxface) and in the movie he places fifth, it is presumed he is killed by Cato.

Why is he awesome?

  1. He refuses to join the Careers, he doesn’t want to play the Games and he makes sure that everyone is aware of that. Plus he is probably aware that because he denied the alliance that would make him one of their biggest threats.
  2. At the feast, he saves Katniss’ life after realising that she formed an alliance with his district partner Rue. He lets her go and shows her mercy instead of killing her, knowing that they will probably end up killing each other.
  3. He then kills Clove which means that Katniss’ and Peeta are one step closer to winning.

To conclude, Thresh is a very underappreciated in the series; he saves Katniss’ life and he deserves more credit than he’s given.

Just this one time, I let you go. For the little girl. You and me, we’re even then. No more owed. You understand?” –Thresh to Katniss.

What character would you like to feature in the character spotlight next week?

 

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