Katniss used to believe that once she exited the arena

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Unformatted text preview: Katniss used to believe that once she exited the arena, her life would be easy and that she would be safe. Now, she understands that her stunt with the nightlock has placed her and, even worse, her family and all of District 12 in danger. The Capitol cannot afford to look weak or ignorant in front of its districts. Somehow, they will expect Katniss to pay for what she's done, and she knows this, as do Cinna, Haymitch, and Effie. Cinna selects a dress that will make her look innocent, naïve, and youthful. Again, appearance is being used to mask the truth, which is that Katniss outsmarted the Capitol and used their Hunger Games against them. Her success, like the mockingjay symbol, is a slap in the face to the Capitol, and now she must continue to act as if she is madly in love with Peeta in order to save herself, her family, and her district because the Capitol can choose to punish any of...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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