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Unformatted text preview: This chapter, in many ways, continues to examine the use of masks and deception throughout the Hunger Games. Not only have Katniss' stylists and prep team worked hard to change her physical appearance, but now Effie and Haymitch must also get her to behave a particular way in order to win over the audience. She's had to pretend that she and Peeta are friends and now she has to pretend that she is friends with the audience so that they will find her likeable and want to sponsor her. Katniss continues to struggle with trusting Peeta, especially since this chapter follows the moment in which he asks to be coached alone. Because Katniss feels betrayed by his request, she realizes that she must have trusted him at some point, but decides that it will be easier now if they stop pretending being friends since they will eventually have to try to kill one another. She tries to convince herself that they never really had any true to try to kill one another....
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- Fall '08