Katniss A Mockingjay Analysis

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Before Katniss met Rue in the games, Katniss didn’t have as much of a desire to rebel against the Capitol directly. Even though she didn’t directly go the Capitol for rebellion, Katniss and Gale have never really followed the rules of the District, especially with their hunting. Another sign of defiance towards the Capitol was right after Katniss volunteered, District 12 gave her the “silent salute”, a similar form that contradicts of which the Capital wants, and expects to see. While Katniss is saying her goodbyes, Madge gives Katniss a mockingjay. The mockingjay recalls one of the Capitols failures which acts as another act of defiance. Katniss never felt the urge to rebel against the Capitol face to face before the games, and even if she…show more content…
Katniss was no longer scared of what the Capitol thought of her, she just knew that she had to resolve this gruesome problem. Immediately after Rue died, Katniss commemorates: “Gale’s voice is in my head. His ravings about the Capitol no longer pointless, no longer to be ignored” (Collins236). Katniss now perceives she has to win no matter what, not only for herself, not only for Rue, but for everyone who has already gone through this horrific event or who has watched a loved one suffer through this heinous event. As soon as Rue is safe and sound, Katniss shows the Capitol the biggest act of insubordination yet, decorating her body in flowers of exquisite shades, knowing that the cameras would somehow have to witness Rue’s body. Katniss is ready to rebel against the Capitol no matter what it takes, as she interprets, “I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do that there is a part of every tribute they can’t own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I” (Collins 237). Rue’s passing made Katniss completely change her game, what used to be Katniss on the defensive side, has now turned Katniss into being on the offensive

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