Katniss is finding it increasingly difficult to hide her emotions from the audience. She must constantly remember to act as a brave tribute should, showing no remorse for the deaths of her opponents. Just as she has always had to mask her hatred for the Capitol, she must also mask her hatred for the Games and for all they do to destroy the lives of these tributes and their families. She considers, too, what the Games must do to its victors. For the first time, she imagines how hard it must be for Haymitch to go through the pain of the Games and of losing his tributes each year. He has never married and doesn't have any children. His is a lonely life, and the reader is led to believe that many of his problems, including his drinking, are results of his Hunger Games victory. Katniss worries that she will end up that way, too. Just as Peeta wanted to remain true to his identity during the Games,
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