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Unformatted text preview: Katniss' primary concerns are not her own survival, but the survival of her family. Katniss' promise to Prim will be a repeated source of strength for Katniss throughout the novel. This chapter further illustrates the disparities in wealth between the different districts and how Katniss is very much an underdog in the Games. The gift of cookies from the baker symbolizes a fondness that he holds for Katniss' family, foreshadowing facts about Peeta's father that Katniss will learn later in the novel. The mockingjay that Madge gives Katniss symbolizes many things. First, it is a slap in the face to the Capitol, since the mockingjay is the result of a muttation attempt gone awry. Muttations, or mutts, are genetically altered animals that the Capitol breeds and uses as weapons. They created jabberjays, male birds that the Capitol used to spy on uses as weapons....
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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.
- Fall '08