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The second instalment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy, "Catching Fire" shows the aftermath of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark's victory at the end of "The Hunger Games". The main plot involves Katniss and Peeta being forced back into the Hunger Games in an attempt to prevent an anti-government uprising.

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Why was the "bread communication" in the arena of Catching Fire left out in the movie?

In the book, Katniss and her partners received several pieces of bread during the course of the game. The amount and type of bread serves as a countdown for a start of the rebellion. Bread seemed so ...
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How did Peeta know what Rue looked like covered in flowers?

In Catching Fire, in chapter 17, after Peeta goes to his private session with the Gamemakers, he tells Katniss and the others that he painted Rue: "Actually, I painted a picture of Rue," Peeta ...
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Why did both Cashmere and Gloss take part in the third Quarter Quell?

In Catching Fire, we see that the tributes from District 1 are Cashmere and Gloss, who are siblings who won the Hunger Games in successive years. But why did they do that? They surely must have known ...
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What would happen if Romulus Thread killed the District 12 victors?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Romulus Thread threatened to kill the District 12 victors. In the end, he instead imposed martial law. However, is there any indication as to what would have ...
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What was Beetee trying to do towards the end of the Quarter Quell?

As far as I can tell, neither the books or the film make this particular scene very clear. I will describe the scene from the film's retelling because that is currently fresh in my mind. My intial ...
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About Plutarch and Cinna's involvement in the Capitol

Spoilers for Catching Fire / Mockingjay I guess. I have just read the Hunger Games trilogy. One thing that is not very clear to me is the involvement of Plutarch and Cinna with the rebellion: Since ...
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Why didn't the Tributes jump the gun in Catching Fire?

In the Hunger Games, the games begin with Tributes on a platform surrounded by landmines. If they step off their platform before the cannon fires, they trigger the landmines and are blown to ...
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Why didn't a certain character communicate more to his co-conspirators in Catching Fire?

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Why did the Capitol's highly civilized people never vote down the Hunger Games?

They are not barbaric. They are not sadists. And yet, they seem to enjoy the Hunger Games year after year. Were they never moved, in seven long decades, by the misfortune of the Districts who had been ...
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Quarter Quell Tribute Selection, in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

SPOILERS AHEAD... FAIR WARNING... In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the 75th games were a "quarter quell". President Snow decides to make these games special in that... My question is... Did ...
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