Katniss continues to struggle with how she feels about Peeta. She second-guesses everything that he does, worrying that all of his actions are motivated by his desire to win. At times she's convinced that he's scheming, deceiving her and the others; at other times, she thinks that he might be acting out of kindness, which is more dangerous to her since she knows she won't be able to kill a kind Peeta Mellark.The image of the dandelion returns. Just when Katniss has decided that it's in her best interest to be done with Peeta, the dandelions bring her back to how Peeta is responsible for saving her life and the lives of her mother and sister.This chapter reveals, too, how comfortable Katniss is in the woods. The hunting and gathering and hiding from predators that she did in the woods foreshadows much of what Katniss will have to do in the Hunger Games. It is ironic, too, that Katniss is named
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