Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hunger Games: Deadly Days

When we started today's class, Katniss had not yet directly killed anyone. That all changed. What caused this shift in Katniss's character? Rue's horrible death. Immediately, Katniss is transformed with anger, not only toward the tributes in the Games but with the Capitol as well. Many of you predicted that this event was going to lead to some sort of rebellion. This prediction seems to have been corroborated by the donation of bread to Katniss from District 11. You all know that this symbolic gift must have cost the residents of District 11 an enormous amount of money. Katniss is not likely to forget this generosity.

In addition to this huge revelation on Katniss's part, there was a shocking announcement made that led to additional predictions from all of you. If a couple from the same district makes it to the final two, both can live. When Katniss hears this, what is her first instinct? To find Peeta, of course! We'll have to stay tuned to see how this all shakes out.

We also took our first "Thanks!" photo for the kind folks who donated the money to purchase copies of Catching Fire from the Donors Choose site. I'll post this picture tomorrow and let you know if they respond. We'll continue reading from The Hunger Games next class.

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