Unformatted text preview: The Gamemakers continue to manipulate the tributes, first by driving them to the Cornucopia and then by sending in their former opponents in the form of muttations. Not only did the Gamemakers possess the tributes as humans, but now they're using them as pieces in the Games even after their death. Katniss' friendship with Rue and her fondness of Thresh make these muttations particularly horrific for her. The Games become so ugly, and the suffering so intense, that she can't bear even to hear Cato endure the muttations' attacks on his body. She knows, though, that this is exactly the entertainment that the audience wants: the pain and the gore. Finally, when the Gamemakers revoke their original rule change that would have allowed two tributes to win, they reveal what has been their goal all along. They wanted the remaining tributes to be the star-crossed lovers so that the Games' final act would...
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- Fall '08