How is Katniss affected by the avox girl with the red hair in the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins?

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In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins , Katniss is deeply affected by the avox girl with the red hair.  Katniss recognizes her at once as being familiar, but cannot connect her face to the correct memory.  When Haymitch mentions the fact that most avoxes are "traitors," Katniss suddenly remembers...

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In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is deeply affected by the avox girl with the red hair.  Katniss recognizes her at once as being familiar, but cannot connect her face to the correct memory.  When Haymitch mentions the fact that most avoxes are "traitors," Katniss suddenly remembers that scene in the woods with the striking red-headed girl seemingly running away from the Capitol (78). 

The avox girl "with her maimed tongue frightens" Katniss, by reminding her why she is here--"not to model flashy costumes and eat delicacies.  But to die a bloody death while the crowds urge on [her] killer" (80).  The red-headed avox girl serves as a startling visual warning of the Capital's cruelty; her presence in District 12's suites startles and dismays Katniss, but also helps her focus on the reality of what she must do to survive.  The surreal environment may have temporarily distracted Katniss from the true meaning of the Games; she did get caught up in the training, interviews, and wardrobe changes. 

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