Study Guide

The Hunger Games Scene 16

Scene 16

Scene 16

One Last Twist

  • The sun rises, and the voice appears again: the rules have changed.
  • Apparently, there's only one victor now. Sorry, kids; no co-valedictorians.
  • Katniss pulls out the poisoned berries. She and Peeta make a suicide pact onscreen for all to see.
  • They'll die together and deny the Capitol a victor.
  • Just before they eat the berries, the voice stops them: they'll be allowed to share the victory after all.
  • Back in the Capitol, Haymitch tells Katniss that she's still in danger: the powers that be don't like being shown up the way she showed them up.
  • Seneca's led into a room with a bowl of poison berries and no exit.
  • Caesar puts his spin on the drama as he interviews the victors.
  • Katniss is coached on the politics of life as a victor, and she and Peeta perform the star-crossed-lovers routine to help calm down the authorities.
  • President Snow gives Katniss her victory crown.
  • Peeta and Katniss ride the train home, while Snow plots from the shadows.
  • Have we been set up for a sequel or what?

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