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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

The Tracker Jackers

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Like the mockingjay, the tracker jacker is another mutant animal that the Capitol has engineered to keep the districts in check. They are a symbol of the Capitol's willingness to do anything – and everything – to maintain their power over ever living creature in Panem. Katniss uses a tracker jacker nest to attack the Career Tributes in Chapter 14.

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