The Mockingjay


Mabunga, Reginna Mariz


The greatest challenge is when she keeping her compusure will be the hardest challenge because she just lost of all. The rose was left by President Snow. That’s his symbol, he leaves them everywhere. In District 13, the citizens are put on a strict schedule everyday printed on their forearm. On the schedule, it shows what that person needs to do. It shows the specific activity, and the time showed in 24-hour time. Certain activities that are scheduled every morning are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other activities are the Command, where citizens of District 13 write down what they want changed or added to the schedule. The schedule also depends on the age. If you are a child or a teenager, you go to school where you study classes on history or other subjects. If you are old enough to work, you work in the kitchen, or the hospital. During the day, you are arranged a strict 30 minute down time with family. People are not allowed to have outside pets, as a precaution. Although in a deal established by Katniss Everdeen, she asked for permission for her younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, to keep the small tom cat named Buttercup she took care of in District 12. Buttercup is let outside to find food, but his comings and goings are strictly controlled. Katniss also requested special hunting time. President Coin accepted, but stipulated that she could only hunt within a strict 1/4-mile radius for a time span of two hours. She could only hunt with Gale Hawthorne, and use the game that they caught for the kitchen in District 13. Katniss went out hunting with Finnick Odair once. They each had a tracking device attached to their ankle, and if they returned late, their hunting privileges would be revoked.  I believe that Buttercup serves a purpose in the series as Katniss’s alter ego and points towards Katniss’s relationship with herself throughout the series.Katniss finds Buttercup in the house in Victors Village. Katniss’s relationship with Buttercup seems to have taken a step backwards.  She fights with Buttercup to take him to Prim. It’s clear that she strongly dislikes Buttercup but she brings him to District 13 for Prim’s sake. At this point Katniss has a strained relationship with everyone in her life except Prim including herself. She really only seems to tolerate herself for Prim’s sake. District 13 is one of the thirteen districts of Panem and was thought to have been destroyed by the capitol during the first rebellion, The Capitol claimed that the district was “uninhabitable”; during television broadcasts, the ruins of the district were shown to still be smoldering from the “chemical” bombs that were dropped on it. However, District 13 actually made a deal with the Capitol and left the official government of Panem. Katniss decided to become a mockingjay because she was out for revenge.  Katniss realizes early on that Coin has the potential to be a big adversary for her. Katniss has plenty of enemies and authority figures, but there’s something different about Coin, Coin’s remarks here also help Katniss make sense of the shocking reveal Snow made. Snow said Coin was primed to become a despotic ruler of Panem all along that she is used the rebels and the Capitol to tear each other down so she could move in and take control. Although initially appearing to fully support the rebellion, Katniss soon realized that Coin only wanted revenge on the Capitol and only cared about herself, and was just as bad as President Snow Katniss prep team from the games, Octavia, Venia, and Flavius—have all been treated poorly and beaten. She asks them what happened and Venia reveals that rebels from District 13 kidnapped them when Katniss escaped from the Quarter Quell. Plutarch tells them that it was Cinna’s idea to have the three taken away, but didn’t know that the three of them would be treated that badly.Katniss and Gale have their midday meal and goes out to hunt right after. They’re only given a limited time to be outside and have trackers put on their body so that the people After hunting, they start talking about the things that worry Katniss so much. Gale thinks it doesn’t make sense that Katniss has to worry about the prep team. They disagree and return underground. Katniss approaches President Coin directly and decides that she really has to persuade the president into accepting all of the terms she has listed. Coin announces to everyone in the meeting that Katniss is now the Mockingjay, the symbol of the revolution. She explains all of the terms and conditions about their agreements and reveals that if Katniss fails to follow their orders, the whole deal is off. Peeta is who Katniss chooses in Mockingjay. This is because, as Gale said, Katniss would choose the person she could not live without.


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