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Unformatted text preview: This chapter marks an important shift in the novel. With Rue's death, Katniss' hatred toward the Capitol and her desire for revenge against it are at their highest levels. She thinks of all that Gale had to say against the Capitol and how Peeta wanted to make sure he stayed true to himself during the Games, and she understands them both much clearer now than she had before. Katniss is ready to take action against the Capitol and the Careers, and she wants to avenge Rue's death. Her promise to Rue gives her the drive to win, even more so than her promise to Prim. It is also Rue's death that makes Katniss want to shame the Capitol. She does so by adorning Rue's body with flowers, by showing this girl from another district her love, simultaneously telling the Capitol, and everybody watching, that the tributes aren't just pieces in the Games. As she finishes doing this, a mockingjay watching, that the tributes aren't just pieces in the Games....
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