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Unformatted text preview: We continue to see how deception and masking the truth are major components of the Hunger Games. First, Katniss and Peeta are both told by Haymitch not to reveal their best skills in front of the rest of the competition. They should keep this a secret meant only for the Gamemakers in order to win sponsors. Secondly, there is the camouflage station, which Peeta excels at. Katniss has already commented on how good Peeta is at lying, at expressing a particular emotion outwardly while maintaining an internal motivation that isn't sincere. For example, when Peeta and Katniss first rode into the Capitol on the train, Peeta waved and smiled at the onlookers, telling Katniss that one of them might be rich and be willing to sponsor him. Finally, the major masking that occurs in this chapter is the twin act that Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, and Portia encourage. Not only must they dress alike, but they must also appear Cinna, and Portia encourage....
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- Fall '08