The Hunger Games


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Chapter Six

Next, the tributes are taken to the Training Center. At the Training Center, the tributes are trained by district. Katniss and Peeta are on the 12th floor. Her room is luxurious, and even routine things have been automated, which contrasts not only starkly with Katniss’s life while in District 12, but also with the conditions that she will encounter in the arena. Once again, it is a demonstration of the wealth in the Capitol.

At dinner that night, all of the District 12 team comes together: Katniss, Peeta, Effie, Haymitch, Cinna, and Portia. With Cinna and Portia present, Haymitch and Effie seem to make an effort to be nicer to each other. Haymitch also seems to be sober. The group watches footage of the opening ceremonies, and Cinna orders a flaming dessert cake to celebrate their entrance. The girl who brings the cake seems familiar to Katniss, who asks if she knows her. The girl shakes her head then scurries away, leaving Katniss feeling puzzled. Effie tells Katniss that the girl is an Avox and that Katniss could not know her. An Avox is a criminal, usually one labeled a traitor, whose tongue has been removed. If Katniss says that she knows her, that could place Katniss in danger. Peeta steps in again to help Katniss. He says that the Avox girl looks like Delly Cartwright. What the others do not realize, but Katniss does, is that the Avox girl looks nothing like the chubby Delly Cartwright. Katniss goes along with Peeta, and the dinner conversation becomes more congenial. One of the things that Effie mentions is that she is trying to get them sponsors. She says that her method for doing so focuses on emphasizing to potential sponsors how barbaric things are in District 12. Katniss finds irony in this because the people of District 12 are not the ones preparing children to kill one another for sport. They also discuss the opening ceremonies. Haymitch remarks upon the fact that Katniss and Peeta held hands as they entered the ceremony. Though not overt, this action was a rebellious one. The Capitol wants the two of them to be...

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