Her surname, on the other hand, hints at other interests, though we will not learn more about those until Mockingjay Part 2. While he feigns loyalty to the Capitol, he’s more than a bit like his namesake, Mestrius Plutarchus, an essayist and historian who wrote about the virtues and vices of Coriolanus (also the name of Panem’s president) and Caesar (the name of Panem’s master of ceremonies). StudentHealer When she arrived home she helped Katniss with her dresses and kept Katniss calm since she doesn't like this type of thing. The name Primrose means The Primrose Flower and is of English origin. Deceased But what about that crazy first name? She pledges her love to the youngest son of King Priam of Troy, but when she is sent to the Greeks, falls in love with the warrior Diomedes. You can cancel anytime. Effie is short for the Greek name Euphemia, meaning well-spoken, which fits—though the Greek for well-dressed might suit her better. Unlike her sister in many ways, Prim was the opposite of Katniss in both looks and character; having blonde hair like their mother, a gentle personality (unlike Katniss' prickly one) and a talent for healing, as opposed to Katniss' talent for hunting. In a deleted scene, it shows a dream sequence of Prim in the Hunger Games wandering around in a jacket. Katniss was heartbroken and became depressed enough to attempt suicide by trying to starve herself to death and wept many times after Prim was killed in a bombing that could have been from one of Gale's bombs. Portrayed by Before Katniss can reach her and bring her to safety, the second wave of bombs explodes, killing Prim and other medics and badly burning Katniss. Katniss' bravery was strong in this part. Templesmith.*. She avenges her sister by shooting President Coin when she is supposed to publicly execute President Snow. The calling of the tributes for the Hunger Games. Who read the reaping? Her father's death in a mining accident several years ago left he… Home This backfired when Prim was reaped to participate in the 74th Hunger Games. Prim with Mrs. Everdeen and Gale after the reaping. She has a pet goat, Lady, that Katniss gave her as well as a gruesome, ugly cat she named Buttercup. He continued to protect her over the night and slept by her. When Prim’s name was called Katniss never volunteered: Young and alone, Prim had to enter a world of violence, hunger, and dangerous games. Height Prim being held back, yelling for Katniss. In Greek mythology, they are the twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy. Castor (Wes Chatham) and Pollux (Elden Henson): These are Cressida’s two cameramen. Buttercup had a smashed-in nose and was the ugliest cat Katniss had ever seen. Against all odds, Prim's name is selected at the reaping. Although Katniss was unsure if the goat would survive, Prim loved animals and was soon able to heal Lady with her mother's help. Katniss wanted to kill him, but Prim saved him. You can't go!" He is vital to the revolution, which is also described as a civil war. Katniss has said that Rue reminds her of Prim, that the two share alike traits such as their demeanor. There are few series that grabbed the attention of the world like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. With some help from Peeta Mellark, her fellow District 12 tribute, and Rue, a twelve year old District 11 female tribute, she accomplishes this goal. Primrose Everdeen Despite these unfortunate secondary meanings, Rue has real potential to be one of the most popular new middle names for girls. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Willow Shields, Actress: The Hunger Games. In the book "The Hunger Games" she was also described to weigh less than 70 pounds, but this probably changed as did her height. Prim is a more prominent character in the sequel, helping her mother with patients and keeping off the Capitol's toes. The Hunger Games (film)Catching Fire (film)Mockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2 Primrose is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for girls. Primrose "Pitty Pat" DunlopAustralian socialite, daughter of Primrose Potter and Roger Dunlop. But if you have a better idea, let me know in the comments. While in District 13, Prim hoped to become a doctor, as she was skilled in the medical field. Prim realized he was still in her room and went there to retrieve him so he wouldn't be killed, but both of them would have died if not for Gale Hawthorne. Prim says, "Next time we see each other, we'll be free.". Cressida (Natalie Dormer): A former director from the Capitol, she joins the rebellion and brings her camera crew (Pollux and Castor) with her. While they are on the side of the rebellion when we meet them, they were previously citizens of the Capitol, hence the Roman names. Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins.It is chronologically the last installment of The Hunger Games series, following 2008's The Hunger Games and 2009's Catching Fire.The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol. Several months later, Peeta Mellark plants primroses in front of Katniss' house in memory of Prim. In the popular series The Hunger Games, Primrose is the name of the younger sister of the heroine, Katniss Everdeen. When District 12 is bombed, Gale saves Prim and her mother. Variation on the name PETER. Primrose "Prim" Everdeen was Katniss Everdeen's younger sister. Katniss Everdeen had a strong relationship with her sister. Prim would always comfort and listen to Katniss and give her some advice on her problems. She visits Katniss in the Hospital after Peeta strangled her. Prim tried to stop Katniss, but Gale Hawthorne held her back and carried her away as she yelled "No, Katniss! It is easy to see that Katniss deeply cared for her sister. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence): The heroine of the trilogy has what initially seems like a not-so-heroic moniker. In the book, it is said by Katniss that neither Prim nor Rue could "tip the scale at seventy pounds soaking wet", suggesting that she weighed less than seventy. Katniss was very protective of Prim and planned and did everything to make sure Prim wouldn't have to take tesserae so she would have a better chance of never being reaped into the Hunger Games. Primrose is also pretty and, at the start, fragile, seemingly not having any immediate benefits. She is one of the few known characters in. Prim had a strong, loving, relationship with her cat Buttercup. When District 13 is attacked by the Capitol, Prim nearly gets trapped out of the safe quarters because she went back to rescue Buttercup, but makes it back with Gale just in time. Her last name, like most of the tributes, has to do with her craft and district: She is described as “tossing around axes since she could toddle” (though District 7 is known for lumber, not stone). If you value our work, please disable your ad blocker. Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields): In The Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers as tribute in place of her younger sister, who is also named for a plant. During Catching Fire, Katniss describes the day of her father's death. Fin, short for Finnick, may also allude to his district’s specialty: fish. Nevertheless, Katniss remarks in "Catching Fire," that Primrose is nearly her height. Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Sound like a stretch? Join Slate Plus to continue reading, and you’ll get unlimited access to all our work—and support Slate’s independent journalism. Primrose is named after the plant "Evening Primrose," which is a plant that grows yellow perennial flowers in the early spring. The name Peeta means Rock and is of American origin.Peeta is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys.. Katniss comforts Prim after she has a nightmare about being reaped. The series revolves around Katniss Everdeen and her brave act of volunteering as a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her sister Prim. Fate Primrose "Prim" Everdeen was Katniss Everdeen's younger sister. Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman): Taking the place of the executed Seneca Crane, Plutarch is the head gamemaker in Catching Fire. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called "The Hunger Games." Prim loves all living creatures, even the most unsightly ones. The Hunger Games Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. 12 (The Hunger Games) 13-14 (Catching Fire, Mockingjay) Primrose Primrose Everdeen, Katniss's gentle sister, is most likely named for the evening primrose, Oenothera spp, a plant that Collins describes as beautiful and delicate. Beetee (Jeffrey Wright): The name of Beetee, a tribute at the 75th Hunger Games and the tech genius behind many of the rebellion’s coolest moves—such as hijacking the Capitol’s television feed—sounds out the first two letters of BTU, a unit used to measure energy. No! At the reaping in The Hunger Games, it was Prim's name that was originally pulled out of the girls' reaping bowl, but Katniss volunteered to take Prim's place, to Prim's horror. Prim was willing to be killed for Buttercup after she almost died during the bombing of District 13 by the Capitol. Although she is not yet 14, Prim is allowed to go to the Capitol during the final battle as a nurse, which Katniss is unaware of until she sees Prim in the barricade in front of Snow's mansion. Commenters have also pointed out that Peeta is very similar to Peter—and while Hunger names are not generally Biblical, Peeta is, like that apostle, the closest friend to the savior (Katniss), and does everything he can for her. When Gale is whipped, along with Katniss having an injury from blocking a lash of it, Prim and her mother treat Gale and Katniss's injuries. Dorothea Primrose CampbellScottish poet ADVERTISEMENT. Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson: Katniss’ fellow District 12 tribute comes from a family of bread bakers, and his name is an alternate—or dystopic, if you will—spelling of pita. Prim is small, delicate and timid but is a natural at helping heal people and is clever and determined. Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland): The evil president is named for another Roman, one who was immortalized in the Shakespeare play with the same name. His Roman inspiration (spelled with one L) appears in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and is loyal to Brutus after he kills Caesar, just like Messalla is loyal to Cressida when she abandons the Capitol. After Primrose is killed in Mockingjay, Mrs. Everdeen unexpectedly moves away from District 12 to District 4. Katniss was willing to die for Prim and volunteered for her. Before Katniss leaves for the Capitol, Mrs. Everdeen promises to take care of Prim and watch out for her while Katniss is gone. He responds with "I don't know.". Prim is very forgiving, unlike Katniss. Katniss even tolerated her sister's ugly cat she found and kept as a pet named Buttercup. Katniss intended to drown him, but Prim begged so hard for Katniss to let him live that she decided to allow the cat to stay. Willow Shields. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Like before, Katniss was always trying to protect her. Cressida appears in retellings of the Trojan War starting in the 12th century and including Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. The shortened version, prim, meaning formal or proper, also places her in stark contrast with her sister’s rebellious attitude. The primrose is a pretty flower that doesn’t provide any food, but, some botanists refer to it as the king’s cure-all for its medicinal uses. After Gale got flogged, Prim is outside helping Katniss collect Snow, and tells Katniss everything will be okay and she'll be by her side. “Heavensbee” may hint that Plutarch’s true nature is more virtuous than he initially appears—and it’s a fitting descriptor for the gamemaker, as he’s the heavenly character looking over everything and orchestrating behind the scenes. Primrose Squarp, heroine of the children's novel Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath Primrose Aysgarth, feminist daughter of Neville Aysgarth in Susan Howatch's novel Scandalous Risks Primrose Standish, protagonist of the classic 1918 film Wild Primrose, played by Gladys Leslie Primrose Everdeen, younger sister of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins In Catching Fire, though he did not like the new house he lives in with the Everdeens in the Victor Village, he would often leave and go back to their old house, but come back for Prim. He’s the face of the Capitol and the clearest representation of its tyranny. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus supported the power of aristocrats over the common people. She had not allowed Prim to take any tesserae and did everything she could to prevent Prim from being thrown into the 74th Hunger Games, as she knew her little sister would not have lasted long in the competition, but in the end, she was reaped. When Katniss is challenged by the idea of being the Mockingjay, Prim wakes up from her sleep and asked her what she will do, and telling her that she knows how much her mother can hear. She explains that when alarms sounded in their school after the mining incident occurred, she went to Prim's classroom and found her waiting for her. Primrose Everdeen Primrose Everdeen, mainly known as "Prim", is Katniss Everdeen 's little sister. When Prim's cat Buttercup comes back to District 12 looking for her, Katniss finally lets out her grief for her sister and starts to recover. Prim relays to Katniss the information she was taught during orientation for new citizens and surmises that it was probably just a bunker missile. When Prim's cat, Buttercup travels all the way from District 13 to 12 just to find Prim, Katniss yells at him "She's dead!" A character in Susan Collin's "The Hunger Game", Primrose (or just Prim) is the younger sister of the heroine, Katniss. Katniss yells at him "She's dead", and the two mourn together for Prim. Later on, Peeta comes back holding what Katniss thinks are just roses, and is about to yell at him because she thought that was just another one of his hijacked actions, meant to break her, but before she does she realizes they are not normal roses but evening primrose, the flower that Prim was named for. Katniss only notices Prim when she sees her plait down her back and her untucked shirt at the back, just as it was on the day of the reaping. She, like her mother, has a passion and talent for healing. Perhaps Paylor can be read as pale ore, hinting at a contrast with Alma Coin. and later the two mourn over Prim together. They are listed alphabetically by first name. At this moment, Katniss realized that the little girl who she had volunteered for at the reaping was gone. Eventually, Lady healed well. Later, after Katniss escaped from the Quarter Quell, she turned out to be a very skilled doctor while living in District 13. Last year it ranked 2,362nd in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby girl names. Katniss keeps Buttercup as he is the only thing left of Prim. Boggs (Mahershala Ali): Boggs is a vaguely earthy name, but it also connects this character to Charles S. Boggs, a lifetime officer in the U.S. Navy who served with distinction in the American Civil War, during which he was made a captain. As of Katniss' later years, she is the only Everdeen living in District 12. Starving and swarming with parasites, Prim brought the wretched creature home one day. But her medicinal remedies become essential. The sustenance provided by the goat helped Prim and her family to survive in the poor region of District 12 called the Seam.Other than her animals, Prim also had household chores and helped to take care of patients that people brought to her mother, the local healer. Where it grows wild it is often one of the very first flowers of spring, and is plucked before others even appear. Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) is a whiz with electronics. Primrose is the only named District 12 citizen who was a part of the rebellion that died. Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks): The escort for the District 12 tributes has one of the few names currently circulating (if minimally) in the baby-name pool. She was born on May 11th, and it is obvious from the beginning that Prim loves all living creatures. Prim would always sleep with him and she would always watch over him during the night to make sure he would stay safe. Gender Alma may mean soul in Spanish, Italian, and other European languages. At the very end of the series, Buttercup traveled all the way from District 13 to 12 just to find Prim but was sad when he did not find her. Hunger/Games/Questions Katniss wondered why Prim was sent in, due to her young age. Like the character, primrose flowers are not all that hardy—they're not at the Games either. She is named for an aquatic plant with edible underwater tubers, and lives with her mother and younger sister, Primrose Everdeen (nicknamed "Prim"). The Capitol had arranged for a showy wedding to Peeta, complete with a contest to decide her wedding dress, decided by voting residents of the Capitol. Prim stayed at her mother's side even during the most horrid cases, even though she was "scared of her own shadow." Historically, Julius Caesar has come to represent the power of ancient Rome; for Katniss, Caesar comes to represent the power of Panem: He has hosted the games for as long as she’s been alive. According to Johanna Mason, after Katniss Everdeen won the 74th Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark, all of Panem adored her. In fact, that's how it was named, from prima rosa, meaning "first rose." Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields): In The Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers as tribute in place of her younger sister, who is also named for a plant. I’m not sure. It is not known if Katniss lives in her old home, but she marries Peeta Mellark, her partner in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci): The host of the Hunger Games is one of the more flamboyant Capitol dwellers. Shields also portrayed Lisa Rogan (also known as Lisa Royal) in a 2009 episode of the USA Network drama In Plain Sight , entitled In My Humbolt Opinion , and the voice of a girl watching a gun fight in the 7-minute 2008 Western film short, Las … The beginning that Prim loves all living creatures Finnick, may also allude to his District ’ s journalism... 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