Chapter 20 Questions:
Q1. First of all I added a picture of a goat because the animal is what I this questions was based on and this is what I think receiving a goat for my birthday would look like. What my reaction would be if I got a wounded goat for my tenth birthday would be very, very surprised. If I was living in District 12 though and I got a goat I would probably be very happy because that would mean having cheese, milk and really just a pet to have at home. It would help me relax a little knowing that I would have some food to live off of and to have comfort of a new life in my house. It would be kind of scary knowing that the goat had a bad wound though, because if it was bad enough then the creature could very well die! Believing that I would have the healing techniques like Prim and her mother though, I wouldn’t be to worried. In this day and age if I were to receive a goat I wouldn’t know what to do but if this day and age meant living in District 12 and in control of the Capitol I would be very excited and happy.
Chapter 21 Questions:
Q2. I added a picture of two people shaking hands because this is how I pictured Thresh saving Katniss during the feast looked like. I think the significance of Thresh saving Katniss’s life was very important. If he hadn’t and had decided to end her right then and there that would be it for Katniss Everdeen and most likely the end for Prim. Knowing that Gale had found out and possibly gone into a stage like Prim’s mother Prim wouldn’t have anyone to look after her so it would be very hard for her to survive. Although, since Thresh saved Katniss by letting her live nothing like that will happen (unless of course Katniss dies by the hands of someone else). What I think Rue meant to Thresh was that of like all other tributes, they came from the same districts and grew up together so to see that person die would be kind of heartbreaking. And for Katniss to take care of Rue like that and give her a respectful funeral I think it gave Thresh peace for him knowing that she has left the world in peace. So really what I think Rue meant to Thresh was that she was a kind of distant relative to him so it was hard for him to see her go.
Chapter 22 Questions:
Q3. I added a picture of a syringe because this is how I pictured Katniss giving Peeta the medicine would look like (even though in the book it said he was given a syringe). I thought the decision to send Peeta and Katniss food instead of medicine or water was a good idea. I think this because since their cave is right beside a stream and since they are both well and healthy after Katniss gave Peeta the shot the one thing they really needed was some decent food, and that is exactly what they got. It was also important that they got food because they needed the energy to fight the remaining tributes and get through the arena to win the games. I think it would also be important to get medicine though because you never know when you could get a simple cold or a fever and end up on the ground with a sword through your chest due to you not being able to defend yourself because you were too sick and weak to. So even though it would be important to get things like water and food I think it is also very important to get medicine.
Chapter 23 Questions:
Q4. I think the real relationship between Katniss and Peeta on and off camera is that they kind of both have crushes on each other in real life but on camera they are just totally in love with each other! I think whenever Katniss is thinking about Peeta and her feelings for him, Gale always seems to just pop up in her mind so she starts thinking about Gale instead of Peeta, so it kind of seems like she is stuck in between both of the boys. I’m kind of unclear of how Peeta thinks of Katniss for real because I know in the arena he is always trying to keep up the love act for the Capitol but I’m not sure wether half of what he is doing is truthful or fake. In chapter 23 page 311, “This perplexing, good-natured boy who can spin out lies so convincingly the whole of Panem believes him to be hopelessly in love with me, and I’ll admit it, there are moments when he makes me believe it myself? At least, we’ll be friends, I think. Nothing will change the fact that we’ve saved each other’s lives in here. And beyond that, he will always be the boy with the bread. Good friends. Anything beyond that though. . .and I feel Gale’s gray eyes watching me watching Peeta, all the way from District 12.” So Katniss explains right there in that paragraph that she is even kind of confused with her and Peeta’s relationship, even though she knows she doesn’t really love him she knows she still kind of has some feeling’s for him, while she also has some feelings for Gale too.
Chapter 24 Questions:
Q5. I think the reason for the Gamemakers to force Cato, Peeta and Katniss together was because they were the last three tributes left and it was time for them to end the games. I think it also was a way for the Gamemakers to make a last exciting move in the games and get the audience to sit on the edge of their seats with anticipation to see who would turn out to be the 74th annual Hunger Games winner. Otherwise, if the Gamemakers hadn’t forced them together the games would draw on for a very long time and the audience would be fairly bored just watching Katniss and Peeta kissing and hugging and whatever Cato had been doing at the time. I don’t really think the Gamemakers tactics to get the tributes together is a very fair, but sometimes what they do is what they have to do because they can’t have the games go on forever.
Chapter 25 Questions:
Q6. I added a picture of this dog/human like mutation because this is almost exactly how I pictured the mutts in the book to look like. I think the use of mutations in the final battle scene was for the Gamemakers to remind the tributes of who they had killed before inthe games and so it would bring them to think about what they did and in sorrow they would sort of allow the “mutts” to kill them. Unless someone like Cato was ruthless enough to just kill the creatures right then and there as they would to an opposing tribute. I do and I don’t really think it was fair for the Gamemakers to use mutts. I do think it was fair because the Gamemakers altered the deceased tributes to become mutations so in a sort of way the Gamemakers basically just brought back the tributes to kill the
Chapter 26 Questions:
Q7. Katniss and Peeta’s decision to commit suicide was a way for them to kind of slap the Capitol in the face and prove them wrong against all odds. Katniss was always talking in the book about how she wanted to shame the Capitol for what they were doing and like how Katniss gave Rue the funeral this was a huge way of proving them wrong. I think what they did (Katniss and Peeta) was a good idea. I think this because every day of their lives the people of Panem have to live under the control of the Capitol and do whatever they are told but in the arena when Katniss and Peeta shared the berries to die together if they both could not win they proved the Capitol wrong and were going to do things their way if they had to. I think that what they did was a form of rebellion and it is important to show those traits if you desire to live under your own free will of the world. Even though the Capitol will most certainly not take kindly to this rebellion and will do what they can to get back at them, I do think what Katniss and Peeta did in the games was a good idea.
Chapter 27 Questions:
Q8. I am not very sure how Katniss and Peeta’s relationship will turn out after the cameras go off because even though in the arena they were all about love and everything, that was all for show and sponsors, so believing that Katniss is not totally all about love for Peeta I think their relationship will not turn out how Peeta (if he actually liked Katniss for real) expected it to. We all know that Katniss defiantly has feelings for Gale and possibly for Peeta as well for all they had been through but I think if Peeta finds out that Katniss isn’t as into him as he thought she was I think their relationship will make a turn for the worst. When Katniss and Peeta go to all of the districts for their victory tour they will most likely act as a couple once again as they had in the games, but I am pretty sure it won’t be very true feelings. So I am fairly certain that Peeta and Katniss’s relationship will not progress as much as it would in the arena when they are back in the real world.
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