Thresh comes from an outlaying District, one of the Districts where being reaped is most certainly a death sentence. But for Thresh, he thought he had a chance of making it out. Due to his sheer strength and (when he is forced to) brutality, Thresh is a real contender in these games. When his name was called, the people of District 11 felt a bit of relief, Thresh was strong and had a chance. But his female counterpart, Rue? The small twelve year old, they were already mourning for her. But Thresh knew that Rue had more then some people bargained for. She was speedy, light on her feet and handy with leaves. Although there was never a true alliance between the two, he promised himself he would try to look out for her the best he could. She was young and someone had to do it.
Thresh’s family was extremely upset when his name got called. His sister was hysterical, and when she visited him she made him promise he wouldn’t give up. He would try to win and come home for his family and the people of District 11. Thresh promised her he would. He was sure of his strategy and that was to play off of the image the Capitol would present him as. And he knew what that was going to be. A quiet, but deadly tribute who had the misfortune of being born into a poor district. Thresh excelled in training, being able to easily throw off any other person who dared tried to start a fight with him. Not many people did though and he was glad of that. Because Thresh wasn’t a violent person by heart, by his very nature he was almost a gentle giant. He didn’t want to murder and kill other people, all he wanted to do was get back to his family and his District. However, when backed into a corner he will fight his way out. He intends to enter the blood path at the Cornucopia and get gear that will help him in the games.
Thresh’s game strategy is much like Foxface, to lay low and try to not make enemies. But if he did, he did worry…he could out fight them. But he didn’t want it to have to come to that. If he had it his way he would spend the whole of the games in the woods and come out when everyone else had finished each other off. But he has grown a dislike for the Career group but mainly the Distrist 2 male tribute- Cato. He thought he was the most arrogant person he ever had the misfortune of meeting. Cato took pleasure in causing pain in others, especially the girl from District 12. Thresh has a respect for Katniss for what she did, volunteering for her sister. Thresh’s goal? To skate through the games, killing when he has to and trying to protect Rue if he could.