Homework Help

In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, what suprise is revealed in Peeta's interview?...

user profile pic

destini2000 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM via web

dislike 1 like

In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, what suprise is revealed in Peeta's interview?



4 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 17, 2012 at 12:06 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

Suzanne Collins' novel The Hunger Games is full of surprises and plot twists.  In the interview with Caesar Flickerman, Peeta reveals that he has a crush, or a love interest from District 12.  The information intrigues both Caesar and the audience, so Caesar presses for details, stating that winning the Games would surely help Peeta's pursuit of the young lady.  Peeta insists that "winning won't help in [his] case (130).  When Caesar asks, "Why ever not?"  Peeta "blushes beet red" and confesses that his crush is on Katniss (130). 

His shocking disclosure surprises the audience and Caesar, but angers Katniss who feels like he has made her into "some kind of fool in front of the entire county" (135).  Haymitch counters Katniss' displeasure with the advice that appearing desirable and like "star-crossed lovers" will surely help both of them draw in more sponsors (135). 

Peeta's revelation reinforces the suspension of belief in the books between the readers and the characters of what is real and what is merely said and done for the sake of the Games, a theme that continues throughout the novel.

Kristen Lentz

user profile pic

shamstutz | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

The surprise that is revealed during Peeta's interview is that he is and has been madly in love with Katniss.

user profile pic

popan006 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted August 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

He Likes katniss but he hasn't told her

user profile pic

nicoledesilva | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM (Answer #4)

dislike 0 like

That he has a crush on Katniss since they were kids. :)

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes