Upon talking, however, they realize neither one of them could have made any other choice. The narrator hunts there for food with her bow, a weapon with which she's nearly an expert. 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. She scales a tree and waits for her. Rather than fight, she runs away as Haymitch advised.
She will make new friends, enemies, inspire and give hope to many people in Panem thanks to her performance in the games. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. In the square, children are roped off from their families, another division that would make it harder for a district to rise up and rebel during a reaping. Summary: Chapter 2 As Prim walks up to the stage, Katniss, in a panic, rushes forward and shouts that she is volunteering as tribute. The capitol is where the wealthy and ruling power reside. She knows that he is good-looking and will have no trouble finding a wife, but insists that she sees him as only a hunting partner. Katniss returns home, and after she gets ready, goes with her mother and Prim to the town square.
She gets up there, drops it and leaves as fast as she can. I even enjoyed the 4 pages devoted to writing a good literature analysis essay; it never hurts to be reminded to establish a clear thesis and use strong topic sentences even in the writing I do every day. The tribute is about to kill her when Thresh, the male tribute from District 11 who came to the Games with Rue, kills the girl instead. 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. 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. Once there, Katniss meets with her stylist, Cinna, who is designing her dress for the opening ceremony. For these rich tributes, it is an honor to compete in the Games, while for the poor tributes it is essentially a death sentence.
Just as Katniss and her team are leaving District 8, another airstrike arrives, targeting the hospital. She hikes all day before making camp. The only person Katniss feels that she can truly be free with is her hunting partner, Gale. On the train, Katniss experiences luxury like she's never known and gets to eat the richest, most decadent food. So she takes aim and shoots the apple out of the incoming roasted pigs mouth. At the Cornucopia, Katniss tries to run and grab the item marked for District 12, but she gets into a fight with a female tribute.
In exchange for extra rations of food and oil, called tesserae, those children eligible for the Hunger Games can enter their names into the reaping additional times. Peeta also announces in an interview that he has a mega crush on Katniss. After they arrive at the Training Center, Katniss and Peeta meet their stylists. All the mud and gunk didn't help the fact that the wound was infected badly. Which includes a lot of waxing on their part. He yells at Katniss to run just as Cato, a very large and dangerous Career from District 2, shows up. His name is Haymitch Abernathy, a middle-aged drunk.
After the ceremonies, the tributes begin their training. The woods appear dangerous at first—and they are—but to those who know how to take a second look, they also present an opportunity for food. Tributes from different districts are pitted against each other for survival. This first novel has been on the New York Times list for more than sixty weeks, and was named a New York Times notable book of 2008. Finally she finds a lake and jumps in, but with in a few minutes the careers are coming at her. She wanted to see her home and mourn for those who were killed. They discover the body of a tribute who Katniss nicknamed Foxface, and Katniss realizes she died from eating the berries.
After an amazing meal, Peeta takes Katniss to the roof. The patients call out to her by name, invigorated by the mere sight of her. She forces herself into a stoic determination to win, a philosophy made difficult by the kindly Peeta. Katniss finds the idea ridiculous. The Hunger Games Book Summary — Theme The novel is set in a dystopian kind of world. But in reality, the poor are much more likely than the rich to end up as tributes. The crowd roars with approval.
Then comes the day for them to enter the arena. Peeta is dressed identically, in a black jump suite and flaming head dress and cape, as they ride a golden chariot pulled by black horses, down the streets of the capital. Peeta and Katniss threaten to commit dual suicide, which would ruin the Games, and they are hence awarded a dual victory. The tributes need to learn how to appeal to their viewers in the Capitol so that they can gather support from sponsors. The Gamemakers are tiered of watching all the contestants, and most of them are drunk. He recalls the shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, and how the Dark Days came, a time when the districts rose up against the Capitol; twelve districts were defeated, and the thirteenth was completely destroyed. She, however, taught Katniss the art of healing with herbs.
The food is rich and abundant, and Katniss, for the first time, tries hot chocolate. After the ceremonies, the tributes begin their training. In the Hunger Games, two tributes from each district are selected from a lottery and then sent to an arena where they kill one another. Also, Peeta doesn't appear to be teamed up with them anymore. She grabs her forage bag and retrieves a piece of goat cheese that Prim has left for her under a bowl, and then Katniss steps outside. By the lake, Cato comes suddenly barreling toward them. After that, they head home to get ready for the hunger games, a holiday were they basically watch people from each district kill each other, and this year's tribute is Katniss' sister, Primrose Everdeen.