Day 5

The Hunger Games Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why did Thresh feel he owed Katniss?

    Thresh felt indebted to Katniss because she had been kind to Rue - she'd defended her, made friends with her, and gave her a dignified send-off. Thresh felt he owed Katniss for her compassion, and he knows that his District (who is watching them on television) feels he owes her, after seeing what she did for Rue.

  2. 2

    Why doesn’t Katniss want to have children? What does this say about her? Compare to Gale and Peeta.

    Katniss does not want to have children because she knows that children are vulnerable. She lives in a world where children starve in the streets and are forced to kill each other on television for...

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