This chapter provides greater insight into Katniss' character. Her love for Prim is so strong that she is willing to sacrifice herself for her sister, something that not many others in the district would do for their family members. Through flashback, Katniss reveals how she grew up as a survivor after her father's death and her mother's descent into depression. Not only does this flashback illustrate Katniss' strength and will to survive, but it also highlights more of the injustices imposed upon the different districts by the people in the Capitol. In District 12, many people are without food and are left to die of starvation, which officials usually label as death by flu, exhaustion, or pneumonia. Katniss says, though, that the people of District 12 are able to see through this disguise, furthering the theme of masks and deception. The people of the districts must mask
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