She's also been scrubbed clean and had her nails done. Her mother has recovered and continues to work as a healer, but Katniss has not quite forgiven her for having almost let her own daughters starve to death. They talk about Cato and Thresh. It's kind of a shocker, since District 12 has never had a volunteer before. Katniss is a tough-as-nails survivor with a rebellious streak a mile wide assets in the Hunger Games, needless to say. Katniss feels weak from the wound on her head.
He returns, explaining he was down by the stream collecting berries. Katniss is on her own at first, but then she discovers that Peeta has teamed up with the Career Tributes — the strong kids from the rich districts in Panem who actually want to go to the Hunger Games. Chapter 7- The next day they are taken to the area where their going to be trained not to die in the arena. She tells Peeta what happened at the feast and about Rue. Instead she goes for a pack and almost gets her self killed.
He gives her advice, telling her that she's had experience with killing and is a great hunter. All that just leaves Katniss annoyed. She gets a few stings herself and takes a magical trip through time and space thanks to their hallucinogenic poison, though she manages to snag a bow and arrow in the process. A moment later she hears a noise outside and finds a pot of broth sent from Haymitch. Have a thing for Roman myths? The pair are whisked off to the Capitol to begin the primping that apparently precedes their imminent death. A character named Seneca also provides an important realization of her stoicism at the end of the novel. Part 2: The Games At last: Let the Games begin! Katniss talks to them about survival, telling Prim that she shouldn't take out any tesserae, that the two of them should be able to survive off of Prim's goat's milk and cheese and her mother's apothecary medicines.
The gift of cookies from the baker symbolizes a fondness that he holds for Katniss' family, foreshadowing facts about Peeta's father that Katniss will learn later in the novel. While Katniss reprimands him, she notices some of their food has been eaten, and looking more closely at the berries she recognizes them as nightlock. It is from this question that the novel's most extreme social statement becomes apparent, a statement that indicts not only the brutal Capitol for Panem's injustice, but in fact all of society itself. They arrive at the Capitol to great acclaim and quickly become celebrities. They talk, and I realized half way threw this part that Peeta likes Katniss, and is trying to see if she's dating Gale.
One of these is , who enjoys their strawberries. They spend several days training, planning, and watching the rest of the Tributes size them up like pieces of meat. On a stage, Mayor Undersee and , the Capitol representative for the district, begin the festivities. When they kiss, Katniss describes it as the first that both are fully aware of. Unlike Katniss, Peeta is a bit of a softy, is great at decorating cakes, and is very much infatuated with his co-tribute, Katniss.
Prim makes Katniss promise that she'll try really hard to win. Then we're up through the magic tube and into the arena, a faux wilderness where the Tributes fight like dogs for food, weapons, and anything to save them from various bits of heinosity that the Capitol throws at them. Katniss helps him up and cleans him off, and sees he has a huge deep gash on his leg. Each child, age 12 to 18, is required to enter his or her name for the district's lottery, with the older children putting their names in proportionally more times. Two girl tributes die and thats when Katniss sees her chance to grab the bow one had held on to.
The chariot then enters the city. It was after her father died, when her mother was suffering from depression. Shortly after the announcement, Katniss comes across Peeta, camouflaged as a log and badly wounded. Clear from the very beginning of the novel is the biting criticism of our society and economic divisions. The three survive by climbing to the top of the giant cornucopia in the middle of the arena, and, after a brief-but-terrifying game of chicken, Peeta chucks Cato to the beasts. After North America was destroyed through myriad disasters, Panem was founded by the Capitol.
Then the opening music begins. Her stylist, Cinna, has a creative eye that could never be topped. The supplies are in a pyramid away from the main camp, and after the Careers leave to investigate the fires, Katniss manages to blow up the supplies by cutting open a bag of apples with her arrows, which sets off the mines set to protect the pyramid. Instead of waking her family, Katniss heads out to hunt, introducing her reader to her surroundings as she does. Having heard of Katniss's kindness towards Rue, the tribute lets her live. Not only is the divide between the wealthy who we don't see up close until the Capitol in Chapter 4 and the poor enormous, but it is openly acknowledged by the use of Districts. When they were younger Katniss' father died,and he mother was to shocked to do anything.
They spend days growing closer in a cave, but Katniss lacks the skill to cure Peeta's wound. The Games illustrate how thoroughly Panem citizens are at the mercy of the Capitol, since it keeps them subdued by making them complicit in the atrocities as audience. They are able to get food hunting and foraging, and Katniss realizes that the Careers would have difficulty surviving without the supplies at the Cornucopia, so she and Rue devise a plan. There are some goods that they trade to particular customers, mainly in the merchant class of District 12. Peeta and Katniss' dependence on Haymitch, too, a man who cannot stay sober, is yet another indication in the novel that the odds are not in their favor.