After, when Haymitch tells her she did great, Peeta wonders what he means, and Katniss explains everything, including the romance strategy during the Games. Her chances are miniscule compared to Katniss and Gale. The Capitol won, and as a reminder of their defeat, the Capitol holds the Hunger Games every year. An additional entry is given to each person until they reach the age of eighteen — at which point they are no longer eligible for the reaping. Claudius Templesmith: It just gives you goose bumps.
Two of them die from the stings and the rest scatter. Teach away in the comments below! Not like when dad died. Effie Trinket: Now the time has come for us to select one courageous young man and woman for the honor of representing District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Why do you think this is in place? Gale Hawthorne: Yeah, I know. They pick a boy and a girl the Tributes from each district and get them to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. Her father taught her these skills before his death in a mine explosion when she was eleven years old, and she uses a bow he made.
It is a great irony that Panem civilization is maintained through the use of such an uncivilized practice as the Hunger Games. Afterwards, however, the districts rebelled against the Capitol, and twelve of the districts were defeated and one obliterated. When the rain lets up, Peeta and Katniss need to find food. Katniss Everdeen: Are you sure you should be near an opening flame? The expectation is that the Hunger Games be treated as a spectacle, a great source of entertainment that all citizens are obliged to follow as audience. As a reminder of the Dark Days, the Hunger Games were instituted. Jabberjays were created to record and repeat conversations and thusly alert the Capitol of treacherous discussions; this effort proved ineffective, as citizens eventually discovered the ploy and used the birds to feed the Capitol false information. Peeta is angry and hurt, but as they arrive back in District 12, they hold hands one more time to greet the crowd and cameras.
The biggest challenge is getting food and water. Why might this act be considered as controversial? She hunts to feed her family and get money to by necessities like clothes, soap, needle and thread, medicine etc. These divisions keep District 12 weak, ensuring it will never rebel against the Capitol. However, each tesserae they sign up for puts another slip with their name in the reaping glass jar. Why does this upset Katniss and Peeta? They trade some of their fish for bread and salt, and then they bring some strawberries to the mayor, who has a special fondness for them and can afford the price. When Haymitch starts laughing at them and their situation, Peeta grabs a glass and flings it towards the back of the train, spilling the wine. There's Primrose or Prim for short , the narrator's sister; the narrator's mother, who was once very beautiful; and Buttercup, a mouser of a cat who the narrator originally tried to drown.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, I wanna know what the plan is. If she has to kill him she might hesitate, costing her life. The dinner after the reaping is supposed to be celebratory for everyone except the families of those whose children have been selected for the reaping. Her mother's family had held some social standing as healers, but that was lost when her mother married her father, a common miner. It could be that Katniss and Gale are very close and she only really noticed Peeta when he was picked as a tribute for the Hunger Games. They also do this because they do not want to see the tributes in their districts clothes as they may be grubby and show them the poor conditions of living in one of the districts. They trade there with and others for some bread, salt, and paraffin.
They nest in trees and their stinger venom can cause hallucinations and even death in certain doses. This act might be considered controversial because the judges are from the Capitol and they control the gifts going to the tributes in the arena and the final score on how well they might do. At the ceremony, Katniss and Peeta wear simple black outfits lit with synthetic flames. Once there, Katniss meets with her stylist, Cinna, who is designing her dress for the opening ceremony. Together with Peeta Mellark, they head by train to the Capital to be prepared for the brutal game. The leader of the Capitol is President Coriolanus Snow. I think Peeta comes across as a shy but kindhearted soul in this chapter.
In District 12 at the time of the 74th Annual Hunger Games' beginning, Haymitch Abernathy is the only occupant of this area. But in earlier numbered districts, such as the Career districts, , , and volunteering is a more complicated process since participating in the Games is seen as an honor and are highly respected and have great prestige. So unless they expose what Katniss did in the training room, the Capitol cannot do anything to her family. He is a drunk, and is drunk enough now to stumble into the chairs. Twelve- through eighteen-year-olds are herded into roped areas marked off by ages, the oldest in the front, the young ones, like Prim, toward the back. For the residents of various districts, any child between the ages of twelve through eighteen, if it is needed, can apply for tesserae.
Technically, the lottery is random, but after the age of twelve, children can opt to have their names entered into the lottery multiple times in exchange for tesserae, which can be used to purchase more grain and oil. I would have given anything to see it. She gives Katniss a pin with a gold bird in the center and asks Katniss to wear it into the arena. From existing information, it is known that the Games themselves have been going on for seventy-four years at the start of the first novel, and the Capitol and District system had been in place for some years before that. Katniss is then rushed to the Capitol, where she undergoes intense training before being thrust into the arena to fight to become the victor of the seventy-fourth annual Hunger Games.
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. One thing that is a difference is that everyone gets plenty to eat and some of that food is rare. You can take out one terrasse for each member of your family. She then chose Haymitch out of the males' ball, but Peeta immediately volunteered in his place. An Avox is someone who broke the rules and try to run away from life in their district. She sees her little sister, Prim short for Primrose , asleep in bed with their mother across the room.
Panem was formed of a Capitol and thirteen districts, but the districts eventually rebelled. Katniss Everdeen: Most people just congratulate me. She figures this out when she sees a gift when she went out from her hiding place after kissing Peeta. Katniss forces herself not to consider any romantic feelings for Gale, though the reader sees right away that this is somewhat disingenuous. Katniss is depressed all the next day, until an announcement is made that there has been a rule change: Now, two tributes from the same district can be declared winners.