Great job on the break down. 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. Instead, the Capitol has created a system where each district is forced to commit to one industry. The next four hours are spent with Haymitch, whose job is to prepare her for the actual interview. I've heard so much about the Hunger Games and am one of the few people who hasn't read it.
The inciting incident of the story doesn't happen until the beginning of Chapter 2 when Katniss volunteers to take Prim's place. To hate the boy from District 1, who also appears so vulnerable in death, seems inadequate. Katniss fears that the Capitol may take it out on her family and maybe lock them in jail or execute them. The mayor quickly wraps up his speech and introduces Effie, whose pink wig is slightly off-center after her encounter with Haymitch. You pointed out so many little details that a reader like me would've ordinarily missed--like how the first and last scenes of the chapter are linked. Katniss pulls out the goat cheese made by Prim.
At 2:00, Mayor Undersee tells the history of Panem, the country that rose up out of what was once called North America, and how this country survived droughts, disasters, and storms. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. During the interview with Caesar, Peeta reveals that he has a crush on someone. It is there to stop the tributes from committing suicide so they do not have to die a grisly death in the arena. We all benefit from these exercises.
After more fishing and gathering, they take their goods to the Hob — the black market that has taken over an abandoned warehouse — to trade. Do you think Haymitch will be helpful as a mentor? They rely on the idea that, when tested, the human will to survive will be stronger than the human sense of right and wrong. Haymitch falls off the stage while offering his congratulations. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The Capitol did not predict or plan for ability of the jabber jay to mate with the mockingbird and create the mockingjay. All night he was screaming in pain from the mutts and his torture at their hands.
The start was a bit glum, then the joy of freedom in the woods, then Bam! The presentation of the Tributes seems greatly focused on visual presentation and looks - what does this reveal about the belief systems of the Capitol? This year, unfortunately, Katniss's little sister is selected for the Hunger Games, so Katniss volunteers to take her place. In fact, it seems that she has eschewed passion and tenderness ever since her father's demise. The result was a completely new species called the mockingjay, which has some qualities of the Capitol creation. Katniss lives in a dystopic society built on the ruins of what was once North America, now named Panem. Another Roman connection is in the tradition of the Stoic. The interviews are very important, because they are televised to the whole country and the sponsors choose the tribute who will receive their backing. He died during a thunderstorm so Katniss and Peeta could not hear the cannon.
Katniss was not sure if it was Peeta or a hallucination from the poison but either way, she was saved. The work is grueling for Katniss and the four hours she spends preparing seem endless, but in the end Effie has made her presentable to the country. At that point I was sorely tempted to put the book down. ? But equally important is the complexity of the narrator's characterization, which will develop to sustain growth and increasing conflict over the course of the novel and two sequels as well. She searched the trash bins but found nothing.
It is a justification for characters when they commit unethical acts. During the opening ceremonies, Cinna and Portia dress Katniss and Peeta in flames and they draw much attention to themselves. It is a motivator that causes characters to act in certain ways and do particular things. And finally, the most severe indicator of class divisions in Panem is the use of tesserae, the system of trading extra entries in the lottery for food supplies. They defeated the Hunger Games! See the post on my blog. Nightlock Symbol About halfway through the Games when there are less than 10 tributes left, Claudius Templesmith, one of the hosts of the Games, announces that the Gamemakers have made a new rule. Though the full details of the society are not revealed until later in the chapter, it's useful to understand them.
The tone and attitude of the narrator is well conveyed, her tough guy act underscored throughout, but also occasionally punctured with thoughts of Prim. They make me feel down. Peeta is not the best replacement as a hunting partner. Her mother's family had held some social standing as healers, but that was lost when her mother married her father, a common miner. He is almost alway drunk and when he is sober he does not give helpful advice to the two tributes, Katniss and Peeta. After a while, rebels realized the jabber jays were spreading their secrets and began to use them to their own advantage by leaking false information to the Capitol.