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Posted March 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM via web

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Describe 3 moments in "The Hunger Games" when Katniss uses the power of the media to protect herself and the people she loves.

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM (Answer #1)

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In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss has to learn to use the media to help herself and her loved ones. One place she uses the media is at the beginning when she volunteers in place of her sister Primrose.  She tries to smile as the first volunteer and  doesn't cry as the cameras are on.  She appears brave and be someone to root for.  Another is when she and Peeta appear in their 'fire costumes' and holding hands, looking at the crowds and smiling.  If the crowd remembers her, perhaps one of them will sponsor her with a gift which may save her life plus it introduces the idea of the two of them as young and in love.  When she is interviewed by Caesar, she manages to be funny, twirls in her flaming dress which awes the crowd and giggles for the camera.  In the game field, when Katniss saves Peeta and drags him into the cave, she gives him a kiss which shows the audience that they are the "star crossed lovers" to root for and help. Each of these is for the benefit of the audience and to help her live and be the victor.  

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