There are three additional elements that illustrate this conflict. Peeta is still in no condition to walk, and doesn't want Katniss to go cause he thinks its dangerouse. Katniss got out a pocket knife and started to cut the branch. After he leaves, she and Peeta are taken to the train station. Katniss begins to see how this strategy can work to their advantage. Though gladiator fights are often portrayed as heroic in our popular entertainments, the truth is they were horrific and violent events, where lower rungs of society were put in a ring to battle to the death while thousands of people watched complacently, unaware of the ironic separation between the great civilization of Rome and the uncivilized brutality they were sponsoring.
But Prim begged, and Katniss gave in—now Katniss is glad she kept Buttercup alive for the comfort the cat offers to Prim. Many people who live District 12's Seam go hungry, because of a lack of food. Katniss is taken by surprise, but must simply act flattered. She is particularly stern with her mother, demanding that the latter not fall back into the self-pity that had paralyzed her after her husband's death. That night after saying good-bye to Haymitch and Effie, Katniss can't sleep. Eventually the prep team arrives that will get her ready to be on camera. Katniss is pleasantly surprised when she meets , a young man who dresses simply and wears very little makeup compared with the other stylists.
She, after trying to sleep for several hours, goes up to the roof for some fresh air. On the way home, they swing by the Hob, the black market that operates in an abandoned warehouse in the Seam. When one wins, the entire district is showered with food and luxuries like sugar, further emphasizing the inequalities between different districts and different classes. Though bred to memorize and repeat human speech so as to act as spies , the mutated birds proved ineffective and were let out to the wild, where they mated with common mockingbirds and maintained the ability to replicate human melodies. After their both healed, they come up with an idea, too nock out the careers food supply.
I probably won't have a similar timeline for all of Catching Fire, because the action in that book is reported differently. This was more food than Rue was used to seeing, and she was very thankful. The main character's name is Katniss Everdeen and she lives in the future country of Panem. Instead of waking her family, Katniss heads out to hunt, introducing her reader to her surroundings as she does. The rest of the time spent in the Training arena is spent in basic silence. The districts are required to give up the children as a condition of the Treaty of Treason, which resulted from an uprising of the districts population against the citizens of Capitol.
Katniss forces herself not to consider any romantic feelings for Gale, though the reader sees right away that this is somewhat disingenuous. They had run out of money and food—starvation is common in District 12, she says—and Katniss had wandered into the lane behind the shops of the wealthier townspeople. Katniss examines the contents of her pack, finding a sleeping bag and some crackers and dried beef. The scores are revealed during a televised program. Then a giant wall of fire chases her.
On the way home, they swing by the Hob, the black market that operates in an abandoned warehouse in the Seam. This name saddens Katniss, since Peeta once showed her a great act of kindness she has never forgotten. Twelve- through eighteen-year-olds are roped off, and family members stand off to the sides. The rules of the Hunger Games are that each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. He gives her a bag with cookies, after which they sit in silence for a while. Trespassing in the woods is illegal, and poaching is punishable by death, but most of the Peacekeepers turn a blind eye because they enjoy the fresh meat that comes out of hunting.
There was a commotion, then Peeta returned with two burned loaves of bread, his mother yelling behind him to feed them to the pigs. Understanding this caused me to appreciate the plight of the characters involved even more than I had before. He stumbles on stage, which the cameras, of course, are sure to get on film. She remembers Peeta and the kindness he demonstrated toward her when they were children, giving her a burnt piece of bread so that she wouldn't starve. The reaping is when one girl and one boy are chosen from each of the 12 districts to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. Katniss would go to the site that the careers were staying.
For a while, there was peace and prosperity for Panem, which consisted of a shining Capitol and thirteen surrounding districts. Peeta is laying down, his leg causing him great pain. In the square, the mayor gives a speech that provides the history of the Hunger Games. Roman tragedian Seneca is connected with the school of stoicism, particularly the idea that by being willing to give up everything, one can find freedom and greatness. It's supposed to a festivity, but really, it all sounds pretty terrible. Katniss, our hero, who otherwise is full of such deep love for her family and friend Gale, never seems to question the Games in this Chapter.
When she takes a step further down the path, she hears Peeta. . Her mother and sister are allowed to see her, and she quickly lectures them on all the responsibilities they must remember to fulfill so that they can not only survive but also prevent Prim from taking tessarae. She sees some berries that Rue had warned her were deadly. She took a golden bow and a sheath of arrows from one girl that the trackerjackers had killed and sat to catch her breath. Her father had just died, and her mother fell into severe depression. They try to help clean him up, then he punches Peeta.