As they are getting ready to sleep, Katniss tells Rue that Peeta saved her and Rue let her know that she has been spying on the Career camp. Suddenly trumpets sound, signaling an announcement. All that just leaves Katniss annoyed. Rue, like Katniss' father, sings to the birds, and birds sing back. Chapter 19- After she beets her self up for yelling his name, she sets out to find Peeta. Instead she goes for a pack and almost gets her self killed. The other tributes are pointing to the sky when Katniss realizes that they must think whoever set off the explosion is dead.
As they wait, Katniss sings the song Rue taught her. In the classical philosophies, a stoic is one who steels himself to lose everything in order to find true freedom. She scales a tree and waits for her. At one point, Foxface trips and squeals in terror, but when nothing happens, she continues towards the supplies, retrieving a bit from different packs of food, but not enough that it will be noticed. Suddenly, she hears a girl scream. Rue, a tribute from the agricultural District 11, knows how to cure Katniss's stings.
Chapter 14- Katmiss finds a nest of tracker Jackers, Mutant hornets, and plans to drop it on the careers camp, under the tree. The food, she learns, is all left in the open, with only one boy guarding it, which sounds suspicious to Katniss. What's more, she has been spying on the Career camp and has some information. Rue falls asleep immediately after snuggling into the sleeping bag with Katniss, and Katniss feels similarly that she can trust Rue. She decides to search for Rue, who she assumes is up in a tree hiding from a threat, and appreciates the compulsion to be active. She thinks of his family and friends at home and their grief and anger. Peeta is still in no condition to walk, and doesn't want Katniss to go cause he thinks its dangerouse.
There is nothing, which prompts Cato to break the District 3 boy's neck. Katniss doesn't have to kill Peeta. Chapter 7- The next day they are taken to the area where their going to be trained not to die in the arena. She spots a bag of apples on the top of the pyramid, and shooting at the bag, she tears it open spilling the apples and detonating the mines. After her Gale comes in, all he does is hold her.
They play up the Romance a bit, then Peeta forces Katniss to get some sleep. Katniss realizes that the land around the food must be mined with explosives, explaining the presence of the boy from District 3—he comes from a factory district where they manufacture such things. She teaches him a bird song as a signal he is all right. As the wounded careers made their way back to their camp, Katniss searched the corpse of the girl and acquired her bow. If she had died there would have been a canon shot.
The mutts attack Cato, but his death is not swift. Katniss waits a while, still wondering how to pull this off. Then Katniss has to find a way to blow up the land minds placed around the food. After their all done they get on a train to the capital. She eats a bit of the food from her pack and then continues to move, for the first time uphill. In later chapters, fire will become Katniss's symbol in the Games. The food is also displayed in the open.
Chapter 11- The tributes have to stand on their platforms for sixty seconds, or else they get blown up. She rushes to Rue and realizes the girl's wound is too severe to be healed. After Foxface leaves, Katniss sees a bag of apples on the pyramid and has an idea. They suround her and try to get her out of the tree, but their to heavy the branches break. What's more, Peeta is no longer with them.
She then launches a massive aerial counter-offensive utilizing a nest filled with deadly, geneticly modified wasps she found in the tree. She moves into the open, and with three arrows, she tears the bag open. Two belated explosions slow her down, but she makes it back to the bushes right as Cato and his crew return. Katniss is about to dismiss his offer, but he says that a backpack will be waiting for each district that contains something that they each desperately need. A while later, Katniss risks heading to the lake to drink and to clean herself.
A character named Seneca also provides an important realization of her stoicism at the end of the novel. Katniss wakes up the next morning, and realizes that her food is running low and she needs to hunt. On a stage, Mayor Undersee and , the Capitol representative for the district, begin the festivities. Her only option is to crawl, which she does. Katniss comes up with another plan, and shoots an arrow into a bag of apples.