The tracker jackers represent yet another way that the Capitol continues to manipulate the people in

The tracker jackers represent yet another way that the Capitol continues to manipulate the people in

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The tracker jackers represent yet another way that the Capitol continues to manipulate  the people in the districts. Katniss recalls how, after the war, the Capitol got rid of all of  the nests near the city, but left the ones surrounding the districts in order to remind them  of their weakness. When Katniss uses the tracker jackers against the Careers, "the  Capitol's lapdogs," she is, in effect, taking action against the Capitol with their own  weapons in the same way the mockingjays were used against the Capitol during the  war. Katniss solidifies her alliance with Rue in this chapter by giving Rue enough warning to  get away before she sends the nest to the floor. Rue tips Katniss off to the nest, and  Katniss returns the favor, foreshadowing more teamwork in their future. Katniss' retrieval of the bow and arrows, along with the gift of the ointment, illustrates 
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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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