i really have no idea what this has to do with survival skills
Actually she has identifying which plants and berries are poisonous. She was quizzing herself. It’s foreshadowing because she later dies from eating poisonous berries; in the book, it’s seen as a foolish mistake, but because of this scene, it has implications of suicide.
Well the Hunger Games just became even more devastating than it already was.
My wife and I have actually had very extensive conversations about Foxface. Specifically, my argument is that Foxface is in love with Katniss, or had another reason to want her to win, or survive.
Foxface excels in subtlety and observational awareness, she is always aware of where the other players in the game are, but when ever Katniss is in trouble, Foxface shows up to show her the way. She shows Katniss how to bypass the mines at the food cache. She shows Katniss that she can make it to the “feast” and back out safely.
But there’s a question. Why would Foxface steal a handful of berries from Peeta? She was hungry? But she could just harvest her own berries, without needing to potentially reveal herself. I find it hard to believe Foxface would steal 20 berries, when Peeta just showed her what the bush looks like. So the argument is, she wanted to kill herself, to save Katniss, and Peeta (since she knows two can survive). But why not just go eat her own berries? At any point during this whole thing?
My argument is that she ate Peeta’s berries for two reasons. One, she wanted to show Peeta that the berries were poisonous, because she didn’t want Katniss to lose him. And, Two. She wanted Katniss to know, or have the opportunity to deduce, that Foxface was in love with her. There’s any number of ways she could kill herself, but she did it publicly, revealing that she’s not only been following Katniss and Peeta, but to put the question in her mind: Why steal 20 berries from Peeta?
Is this question only for the movie version? Because in the book the reason she eats the berries is because she had no real knowledge of how to get food herself, first she stole from the food pile before Katniss blew it up, then I guess whatever was in her pack was something to help her nutritionally or something, then she stole some things from Katniss and Peeta, then the berries. Plus Katniss made the observation that she was very emaciated when the claw thing lifted her up.
I haven’t seen the movie version but it seems like this scene is kind of countering to her character, unless they just totally revamped it. Foxface was from district 5, which is electricity right? And they aren’t one of the career districts that train people for the hunger games, so theres no real reason she should be an expert on plants, she was smart, and at the beginning she was careful, such as with the minefield, god knows how the hell she figured that out, maybe by watching the careers, but she had patience, then through the book you see her taking more chances, like with the feast, it was a huge risk but she needed it because she didnt have the pile for food any more. the berries was just the last risk she took when she was too desperate for food to be careful. She just completely deteriorated.
I don’t think she was trying to save Katniss and Peeta, it just really isn’t in her character.