She tells Haymitch about the threat and he explains the only way to keep everyone safe is for her and Peeta to marry. Snow hopes that Katniss will kill and betray as many other tributes as possible to stay alive, and thereby make herself unpopular. Then the Games arrive. The shock causes the force field to go down and knocks Katniss unconscious.
Then Katniss and Peeta have a bit of time to train for the Games. They are all affected by the gas and collapse when they get back to what they think is the safety of their original position on the beach.
But the new Head Peacekeeper has fortified District 12 and threatened the citizens, so she gives up the idea of rebellion. Katniss realizes instead of running away, she needs to stay and start a rebellion in District In the jungle, Peeta is knocked out when he touches the nearly invisible force field enclosing the circular arena.
At the reaping, Katniss and Haymitch are reaped by chaperon Effie Trinket. Later that night, they are attacked by a chemical weapon made up of a fog of painful poisonous gas. In her last waking moment, she notices an aircraft entering and picking her up.
When she finishes, an old man whistles the tune that Rue used in the arena to tell Katniss that she was safe. Katniss and Peeta travel to the rest of the districts and the Capitol. The allies take down some of the enemy tributes, but the rest escape when the entire arena shakes with a mini earthquake.
When Katniss wakes up, she is being transported to District 13, along with Finnick, Beetee, and Haymitch. Somewhat daunted, Katniss prepares for the tour. In response, they salute Katniss and an old man whistles a tune in honor of Rue. Themes[ edit ] The main themes of Catching Fire include survival, sacrifice, and the conflict between interdependence and independence.
As a matter of fact, they want the other one to survive more than they do themselves. To that end, Peacekeepers crack down in District 12, causing Gale to be publicly whipped after attacking newly placed Head Peacekeeper Romulus Thread.
They were taken by the Capitol.
Katniss, on the other hand, struggles to understand her feelings and to express them. Katniss and either Peeta or Haymitch will be competing in the Games a second time since they are the only living District 12 victors.
The constant pretending never seems to be enough, so Katniss suggests that Peeta propose marriage to her in front of the entire country, which he does. Katniss finds friends in the victors from District 3 and Mags from District 4, but she and Peeta decide to not to form an alliance with anyone.
One of the symbols of the rebellion is the mockingjay, and Kat wore a mockingjay pin during the seventy-fourth Hunger Games. The Quells celebrate anniversaries and are extra gnarly versions of regular Games.
The same review from The Plain Dealer expressed displeasure at how, "after pages of romantic dithering, I was tapping my foot to move on. She learns that this was part of a master plot, and that there is a serious group of rebels, based out of District 13, working to take down the Capitol.
Finnick is in love with her. Katniss and Peeta are sent off straightaway. District 11 is the home of Rue, the young girl tribute whom Katniss allied herself with during the Games, and Thresh, the respectable boy tribute whom Katniss and Peeta wished they could have befriended. Peeta paints a picture of Rue after she died in the last Games, while Katniss hangs a stuffed figure and names it after the previous Head Gamemaker.
They find out he discovered a force field the Gamemakers used to keep the tributes in the arena.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more.
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Catching Fire is a science fiction young adult novel by the American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
As the sequel to the bestseller The Hunger Games, it continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.
Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Use this CliffsNotes Catching Fire Study Guide today to ace your next test! Catching Fire, the second installment in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, takes readers back to the dystopian world of Panem.Download