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Katniss describes the Capitol accent as insincere and fake. The first dialogue from Effie Trinket, a citizen in the capitol, is very shallow and seems to find the reaping a jovial and exciting time. The reader begins to form a certain image of the Capitol. Katniss thinks that people from the Capitol sound high pitched and that everything they say sounds funny and not at all serious or reflective of the immorality of the Hunger Games. This contrasts highly with the mood of District 12 (starvation and unrewarding hard labour), not to mention very different from how middle class society ("real world" people) in the 21st century talk.

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