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You Can’t Jump


Highlight the moment(s) in the following passage from chapter 6 that show(s) irony.

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“ ‘I asked Cinna why they let us up here. Weren’t they worried that some of the tributes might decide to jump right over the side?’ says Peeta. ‘What’d he say?’ I ask. ‘You can’t,’ says Peeta. He holds out his hand into seemingly empty space. There’s a sharp zap and he jerks it back. ‘Some kind of electric field throws you back on the roof.’ ‘Always worried about our safety,’ I say. Even though Cinna has shown Peeta the roof, I wonder if we’re supposed to be up here now, so late and alone. I’ve never seen tributes on the Training Center roof before. But that doesn’t mean we’re not being taped. ‘Do you think they’re watching us now?’ ‘Maybe,’ he admits” (Collins, ch.6).