The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Their chariot ride and its associated fanfare actually gets her excited, a mixed feeling because she will soon be asked to murder. At the training center, each district has an entire floor. She is excited to be in a position she detests. When she goes to get it, she sees Peeta, who had just joined the careers to save Katniss, fighting one of the bigger Careers. Her guilt returns but she knows it would be dangerous to apologize out loud to the girl, who she realizes probably despises her for having not intervened on that day long ago.
The only problem, however, is that it is Katniss! Haymitch explains that an Avox is someone who committed a crime and had their tongue cut out. She hesitates, but takes it, deciding that a friend would take the jacket. Katniss explains that she and Gale had been hunting in the woods one day, hiding as they waited for game to pass by. Katniss remembers where she's seen the girl and thinks she should have helped her instead of watching from her hiding place; it was as if she'd been watching the Hunger Games take place right in front of her that day in the woods and had done nothing to intervene. As they eat and begin to plan strategy, Haymitch shows a newfound lucidity.
Peeta Mellark The boy who gave Katniss bread. Summary: Chapter 6 At the Training Center, where the tributes stay until the Games begin, Effie Trinket talks enthusiastically about Katniss and Peeta. Are he and Katniss related? Then an enouncer says theres been a rule change, that two people from one district can win. She goes into her room and the Avox girl is there to collect her clothes. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games.
Effie and the others tell Katniss that she couldn't possibly know the girl, who is an Avox — a criminal, likely a traitor — who has had her tongue cut out. This is not at all dissimilar to our own reality shows, so it serves as a social critique. However, they avoid their strengths of weightliftng and archery until their private sessions. The fanfare that greets them provides a great irony for Katniss, since she finds herself excited by the very elements she ought to disdain. The Gamemakers must have been impressed. When Katniss turns back, the four adults— Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, and his partner, Portia—are watching her carefully. Katniss notes that this is the first time she has seen Haymitch sober; she tries some wine herself, but doesn't like the taste or how it turns her mind foggy.
The next day, she went into the woods alone for the first time and began hunting and foraging regularly to keep her family alive. When she's there the first girl is runs to grab her pack and gets away quickly. Next comes dinner where the entire team consisting of Peeta, Katniss, Haymitch, Peeta, and Portia gather to talk of the days to come. Their lodgings provide yet another step up in luxury. The only thing that belongs to me in this video is my voice and video editing skills. Suddenly, a hovercraft appeared above them, and a net dropped down on the girl, pulling her up, and a spear impaled the boy before he was pulled up to the hovercraft as well.
All the birds stopped singing except for one, which let out a warning call, and then a hovercraft appeared, capturing the girl and shooting a spear through the boy before taking him, too. Katniss feels like a hypocrite because she just sat there and watched as the girl was captured, much like the Capitol audience will sit and watch her suffer in the Hunger Games in a couple days. At the end of the chapter Katniss tells Peeta in confidence how she knows the redheaded avox. They go back out in to the woods blood thirsty. Katniss says it must be a mistake, and Peeta covers for her by saying the Avox girl resembles someone from there school. Katniss says for a moment, before the girl was taken, she locked eyes with her, but Katniss did nothing. Katniss plays along, though, and the conversation at the table relaxes.
The girl and Katniss made eye contact as the former was pulled up into the hovercraft, and Katniss continues to feel guilt over her inaction. Katniss is scared out of her mind, even in the stunning dress Cinna made her. She is beginning to acknowledge the trust they were developing, but know is certain whatever chance they had of being friends has vanished. A cake is brought in and set ablaze when Katniss recognizes the serving girl who is setting it on fire. Peeta says that the whole place is electrified so that it's not possible. The next day the Gamemakers announce their scores. Chapter 8 ends as Haymitch tells Katniss that for interview training Peeta has decided to be coached separately.
After dinner, the party moves into the sitting room to watch a replay of the opening ceremonies. They go back inside to retire for the night and Peeta asks about Gale, inquiring if he is a relative of hers. Chapter 14- Katmiss finds a nest of tracker Jackers, Mutant hornets, and plans to drop it on the careers camp, under the tree. With a push of a button, Cinna is able to conjure their lunch, a lavish array of chicken and oranges in cream sauce. They cut off Avoxs' tongues.
She realizes that the other tributes stood stiffly next to each other, not touching, as if the Games had already begun. Chapter 3- After they finish with the rest of the ceremony, each of the tributes go into separate room so they can talk to their family. After the prep team is done with her, Katniss meats her stylist and discuses her outfit. It's chilly outside, so Peeta gives Katniss his jacket. She makes her way into the woods, and up a tree. Katniss could have helped her, but she just watched, as she suffered. In front of the other tributes they act like friends even though they are yet to acknowledge a true friendship.
Every year, there is a large tournament held in the lascivious Capitol where 24 tributes, children under the age of 16, go head to head in an all out battle where only one will be left standing. Haymitch punches him, and Katniss stabs her knife into the table between his hand and the liquor bottle. Katniss realizes majority of the tributes are much larger than she. The Hunger Games, read by Dufflepuds Me. After their both healed, they come up with an idea, too nock out the careers food supply. Chapter 6- After the ceremonies are threw, they are taken to the training area, where they'll be living for the remainder of the competition.