The Hunger Games teaching guide can help you teach students about the main characters of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins:
Katniss Everdeen (main character): The story is told from Katniss's point of view. She is a victor of the 74th Hunger Games, and she is the District 12 female tribute in the 75th Hunger Games.
Peeta Mellark: He is the son of a baker, a victor of the 74th Hunger Games, and the District 12 male tribute in the 75th Hunger Games. He is also in love with Katniss.
Gale: Katniss's long-time friend and hunting partner. At the beginning of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, it is evident that the two of them feel more than friendship for each other.
President Snow: The president of all the districts -- he is evil and corrupt. He threatens Katniss's family because of her actions during last year's Hunger Games.
Haymitch: He is the alcoholic mentor for Katniss and Peeta. He was also the victor of the 50th Hunger Games.
Cinna: He is the brilliant designer of Katniss's outifts whenever she is a tribute in the games. He becomes one of her friends and strongest allies, which puts him in danger.
Finnick: A twenty-four year old man who was a victor of the Hunger Games ten years earlier. He becomes a strong ally of Katniss and Peeta when they are in the arena.
Johanna: She is also a former victor, who is somewhat cruel and sarcastic, and becomes an ally of Finnick, Peeta, and Katniss.