Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Hunger Games Synopsis Chapter 2

We're back, people (with more summaries of The Hunger Games, that is) and now I'm going to let you guys off the suspense of that last chapter, where Katniss's sister, Prim is picked to become a tribute for her district. (Phew!) So without further ado, let's find out what happens in chapter 2 before you guys die of the suspense, shall we?

In chapter 1, we last saw Katniss's younger sister, Prim, get picked to represent her proud district for the Hunger Games. Well, all that is about to change in this very chapter. After all, this is the chapter where Katniss Everdeen shouts that memorable quote: "I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!!!". As you can see, Katniss can never allow her poor sister, who would be easy prey in the games, to take place. She'd be dead meat seconds after the Games start. And as an older sister, she could never allow that to happen. Apparently for Katniss, it's better for her to die in glory than watch her helpless sister be slaughtered by the other tributes.

Katniss sure was an unexpected tribute. In District 12, that famous quote by Katniss Everdeen (bet you can't scream those words at the top of your lungs right now) was usually what people in the district would say if they had a deathwish. Back in the day, being picked as a tribute was such an honor, it was not normal for people to shout out that they wanted to be a tribute. But nowadays, after all the murdering that has happened in the Hunger Games, the odds of someone "tribute" quote was as rare as finding the Declaration of Independence hidden under the frame of the Mona Lisa.

Other minor things that the chapter deals with is the 2nd tribute in District 12, Peeta Mellark, someone totally unfamiliar to Katniss (and also who Katniss was certain would get killed before she does). It also tells you the thoughts of the brave (suicidal, if you ask me) tribute about the games. Katniss has heard of many people that die in the Games in gory and horrible fashions (somehow reminds me of Dumb Ways to Die, but this time Hunger Games version). Starvation, death by other tributes, etc. There are also some origins of Peeta as the son of a baker, but that was about it.

So in this chapter we already know of Katniss's suicidal behavior (suicidal, brave, whatever you want to call it), the other tribute, Peeta Mellark, son of a baker, almost defenseless. In the next chapter Katniss will be making preparations to depart District 12, say goodbye to her family, the typical farewell procedures. We will (probably) also find out more about Peeta and how sharp (or dull) his survival skills are. We never know! Anything could happen in the next chapter.

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