The Man in Charge
President Snow is one of the most important characters in The Hunger Games trilogy of books and movies. The events take place in the more or less distant future in Panem, the country built on what we know today as the United States. Panem is a country governed in a very authoritarian way from the Capitol. Seventy-five years before the events of the first book, the 13 districts that make up Panem revolted, but failed. The thirteenth district was wiped off the map and a tradition was created to remind the people of the power of the Capitol over the people. Each year, two young men between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen from each of the twelve districts of Panem and fight to the death in an arena, with the last survivor being crowned grand champion. President Snow is the leader of this country. From the first part of the trilogy, he does not tolerate the rebellious spirit of Katniss, the contestant from district 12. Indeed, she has arranged for her and Peeta, the other competitor from district 12, to survive. From the second book, Katniss having sown the seeds of revolt, he will do everything to make sure that she dies.