The Hunger Games

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Winners and Losers


All of the following are reasons that Katniss believes Effie calls the tribute she draws the ‘reaping winner’ instead of the ‘reaping loser,’ EXCEPT


Effie is hopefully trying to encourage her district to have a more positive outlook on the reaping.


This word choice is specifically chosen by the Capitol to make going into the Hunger Games seem desirable.


In some districts, people are eager to risk their lives because they see going into the Hunger Games as an honor.


Effie is purposely being verbally ironic, or sarcastic, by saying the opposite of what she means.


The Capitol and its citizens look at the Hunger Games as a festivity and a sport, and are encouraging the tributes to have a competitive spirit.