What are examples of flashbacks in Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire?
Throughout Catching Fire, second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, author Suzanne Collins uses flashbacks to provide the reader with background information.
One flashback can be found in the first chapter. After hunting, she goes to Gale's house. As she approaches the house and sees Gale's mother, Hazelle, through the window, Katniss reflects on how much she admires Hazelle and uses a flashback to explain her affection for Hazelle by recounting some of her family's history. According to the flashback, Katniss's father and Hazelle's husband were killed in the same explosion. Hazelle was left alone to fend for herself and three boys, with a new baby expected any day. Katniss further explains that Hazelle began providing for her family by doing laundry. She started working so hard for her family that her "hands got so red and cracked, they bled at the slightest...
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