The Mockingjay

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Mañacap, Marjorie Joyzz N.


Katniss’s greatest challenge when she returns to see the ruins of her home is seeing all the dead bodies laying in the ash because of her. She blames herself for the bombing in district 12 because it was her arrow, aimed at the chink in the force field surrounding the area, that brought on this fire-storm of retribution. The meaning of the rose is that president snow promises revenge, that she is not going to get away with what she did. When she’s getting some herbs in their table a cat came up and she realize that the cat si butter cup she took buttercup vcause Buttercup is Prim’s cat and whenever Prim is down, Buttercup is the “cure” to her sadness.
Katniss took Buttercup to District 13 mainly for Prim. Katniss agreed to be the mockingjay because well, she realized she had influence, people started rioting because of her actions during the first hunger games (ie. district 10) and she was able to outsmart the game makers and President Snow. She was ultimately convinced by those of district 13 who saw her as the face of the rebellion, the ‘poster girl’ if you will.
The injustice and horror of the Hunger Games themselves (because let’s face it she’s experienced it twice) helped to influence her decision. The poverty and hunger in her district, Rue’s death, the death of fellow victor tributes, the fact that Snow would make it impossible for her and her family to be safe, Gale’s angry passion toward the Capitol pretty much all these factors influenced her decision. However, she did agreereluctantly to be the face and name of the rebellion. Katniss explains that the rebels have mostly been good to her—they’ve saved her life and helped her and her family. Katniss’s sister, Primrose, points out that Katniss has huge “bargaining power” with Coin and the other rebel leaders. Katniss should hold a public meeting with the leadership, she goes on, in order to ensure that they will keep their promises. Katniss does not trust Coin from the beginning – she and Coin do not think the same way. Coin is coldly strategic; while Katniss acts from the heart. Coin makes sure to assert her power over Katniss from her arrival in District 13 – she has Katniss’s prep team tortured over some bread, and she publicly labels Katniss a threat when announcing her as the Mockingjay.
Coin has no personal attachment to Katniss – she just sees her as a pawn to help win the rebellion. Predictably, then, Coin is ready to dispose of Katniss once the rebellion is over. Losing her sister nearly breaks Katniss, but Coin sets her off by suggesting holding a new Hunger Games. By igniting Katniss’s passion and protective tendencies, Coin becomes her unsuspecting target. Katniss’ imprisoned prep-team members — Flavius, Octavia, and Venia — are weak, dirty, and malnourished almost to the point of being unrecognizable. Venia explains that the night Katniss broke out of the arena, her prep team was taken from the Capitol. At Plutarch’s command, the guard releases the prep team, and Katniss takes them to her mother for healing. Propo” is probably short for “propaganda.”  The rebels in Mockingjay use propaganda such as video clips and special publications to spread the message of the rebellion.  These propos encourage other people in the districts to rise up against the government and demand change.  The propos are visible proof of the rebellion’s existence, and make it easier for the people of Panem to relate to the rebels.  The propos are the encouragement Panem needs in order to make change happen.  Otherwise, the rebels would have no support, resources, or power.  Unless the rebels are able to convince Panem to join them, they pose no threat to the tyrannical government.
As the Mockingjay, Katniss herself is a piece of propo because she gives the rebellion a face that people recognize and are eager to follow. From the beginning of the series, Katniss’s feelings about Peeta and Gale are complicated.  Ultimately, Katniss chooses Peeta because he is the only one who can understand what she has been through, and she does not like the side of Gale she saw in District 13Katniss had minor feelings for Peeta before the first Hunger Games, when he announced that he was in love with her and she played along in order to get sponsors.  When Peeta is held hostage by Snow, and tortured, Katniss becomes even more confused.  She realizes that he is still trying to communicate with her and save her, even though he has been brainwashed Gale is a kindred spirit, but their relationship is never really romantic in District 12.  They are platonic, sibling-like hunting partners.  However, Gale is a friend Katniss can trust.  Even in District 13, she is pleased that she has someone to tell her secrets, but does not want to think of romance, parly because “it’s just too cruel with Peeta in the hands of the Capitol” In fact, Katniss is humiliated when people suggest that she is in love with Gale and not Peeta.  Even though she continually tells herself it was an act, they went through a lot together.  There was a connection there.  In the fog of war in the first Hunger Games, she did fall for him a little. Katniss is aware that the Capitol is using Peeta as a pawn to control her.  This fact shows that she does love him.  Interestingly enough, Katniss admits to herself that she loves Peeta when she is afraid he will be killed in a terrible way because of her. When Gale designs sneaky weapons instead of hunting traps, Katniss decides that he has gone to a place she cannot follow. Ultimately, Katniss chooses Peeta because of what they have been through together.  They understand each other.  She appreciates his warmth.


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