Tension is high in this chapter as Katniss tries to decide what course of action to take. She second-guesses what Haymitch has told her to do, thinking about how much of an advantage might come from getting the bow and arrow. Peeta, though, makes her hesitate too long and keeps her from making the big dash in to retrieve them. Either he has saved her life or cost her a bow and arrows, which angers Katniss, but she presses on. It is clear that Katniss' hunting skills and her familiarity with the woods' natural elements are coming in handy. Peeta's mother was right about Katniss. She is a natural survivor, and it shows early on as she takes stock of her provisions, rations her food, and builds a bed perched high in a tree. She is smart and knows how to pursue prey, as well as how to evade predators.
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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.