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With this chapter, Collins considers what it means to be human and what it means to be  beautiful. Katniss can't see the Capitol people as human because they've altered their  physical appearance in various and abundant ways. The Capitol people, on the other  hand, don't recognize her beauty because she looks so natural. While this topic alludes  to current controversial topics, like the use of cosmetic surgery and makeup, it also  contributes to the ongoing theme of masks and deception that surrounds the Hunger  Games. Katniss' prep team believes that the more they alter her appearance, the more  beautiful and human she appears. Katniss, too, continues to mask her true feelings by thanking her prep team for their  work and telling them that people in District 12 don't have much of a reason to look nice.  Cinna, though, can see through of some of Katniss' mask, understanding how 
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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