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Unformatted text preview: This chapter continues to illustrate the differences in wealth distribution between the people in the Capitol and the people in the districts. Effie talks about how she's been trying to win sponsors for Peeta and Katniss by talking about how they've overcome the "barbarism" of their district, but Katniss sees the irony in such a statement, recognizing that Effie is the one preparing them for slaughter, not the supposedly barbaric people of District 12. Katniss' recognition of the girl Avox, a supposed traitor, adds to the tension of the dinner and stirs up guilt in Katniss. Katniss remembers where she's seen the girl and thinks she should have helped her instead of watching from her hiding place; it was as if she'd been watching the Hunger Games take place right in front of her that day in the woods and had done nothing to intervene. Katniss senses that the adults are on edge after she and had done nothing to intervene....
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- Fall '08