Chapter 10 (p. 133-147)
Katniss is upset with Peeta for his comments and keeps her distance until they return to the training center, where she pushes him into a clay urn and he cuts his hands. Her team says the performance of Peeta was great and that it portrayed them as “star crossed lovers” which will help them to secure more sponsors.
Neither can sleep the night before the Hunger Games. On the roof of the training center, the two meet and Peeta expresses his need to be true to himself while still putting up a fight. Katniss for the first time expresses the confidence that she can survive the games, but she too understands the effect the Games can have on Tributes, citing the example of Titus from District 6 the previous year.
- What effect has Peeta’s comments had on the crowd?
- How did the plan develop? What is Haymitch’s perspective?
- What is the condition of Peeta’s hands?
- Why do the games start at 10 am?
- What is Haymitch’s final arena advice?
- Why is it important to Peeta that he “dies himself?” What is meant boy “Purity of self?” (p. 141-142).
- Who is Titus? How did cannibalism play with the audience of the Capitol? (p. 143).
- What happened to the arenas after the Games?