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While we impatiently wait for The Hunger Games to be released, we continue with our highly-popular, Community Re-Read!
EVERYDAY this week, Mayra & I will post a breakdown for the remaining chapters in the book. Join us as we continue to count down the days until the official release of the film on Friday, March, 23rd.
Let’s get started, dig out your copy of The Hunger Games, read the chapters together with us, and discuss anything you may find of interest that you might have missed the first time around.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Today’s re-read will be led by our intern, Mayra
Pg. 322 It dawns on me that I haven’t been very nice to Peeta today. Nagging him about how loud he was, screaming at him over disappearing. The playful romance we had sustained in the cave has disappeared out in the open, under the hot sun, with the threat of Cato looming over us. Haymitch has probably just about had it with me. And as for the audience…
*The fact that Katniss actually feels bad that she’s been mean to Peeta shows that she definitely cares about him. Maybe she’s not in love with him precisely, but she definitely has feelings for him and cares about him.
Pg. 326 Leaving the cave has a sense of finality about it. I don’t think there will be another night in the arena somehow. One way or the other, dead or alive, I have the feeling I’ll escape it today.
*There are only three Tributes left at this point and it seems really real to Katniss that the end is very near. Whether she leaves the Games dead or alive she knows that it won’t be long.
Pg. 330 My eyes scan the woods just in time to see the first creature leap onto the plain. As I’m turning away, I see another half dozen join them. Then I am stumbling blindly after Cato with no thought of anything but to save myself.
*The Gamemakers are known for their “creative” ways to force Tributes to find each other in order to cause some sort of battle. This is no different and the Gamemakers have created some sort of tormenting device/beast to make things more entertaining for the audience.
Overall Review: In this chapter Katniss and Peeta are well aware that it may be their last day in the arena. Their last day alive. It dawns on them, but at the same time it pushes them forward. They want nothing more than to be done with the Games and go home.
When I first read this chapter I was a bit frustrated with Katniss. I mean, Peeta was only trying to help as much as he could even though he was still hurt and didn’t know much about what he was doing and yet Katniss snaps at him for pretty much anything he does. But when Katniss finally recognized that she wasn’t being very nice it made me happy that at least she could recognize it. I also felt really anxious for both Katniss and Peeta. With only three Tributes left a battle for Victor title was not far away and the Gamemakers have a tendency of “spicing things up” so to say. And the way the chapter ends?! Such a cliffhanger! When I got to that part I just had to keep reading! And I know that at first it seems that Katniss is a bit selfish because at the end she didn’t think about anything but to save herself and she leaves Peeta to fend for himself, but if we think about it, would we really think about the person next to us if we were in a life-or-death situation? After all the famous saying, “Every man for himself” didn’t just come from nowhere.
What did you think of Katniss’ attitude? Do you think she was being fair or just acting on fear? What did you think Cato was running from?
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