Choose any of the following literary elements to comment on or discuss...
Irony is an outcome that is the opposite of what is expected. What are examples of irony in this novel? Consider the communication between Rue and Katniss and the Capitol's genetically mutated birds. What else is ironic about the setting or conflicts in this novel?
Epiphany is a character's sudden realization of a truth in a work of literature. This novel has many important epiphanies that change the course of the plot. What do you think is the most important epiphany in this novel, and why? In what ways does it change the course of the novel?
Examine the motivations of characters in the novel. Is Peeta a "good" character who truly has feelings for Katniss, or did he manipulate the Capitol media to save himself? In analyzing Peeta's character, think of the role of Haymitch. Does he support Peeta more than Katniss? Why? And what is the origin of Peeta's "teamwork"? Support your stance with details from the novel.