Posts tagged "the hunger games"
When I hear the screams of the crowd, I think it’s because I must look stunning. Then I notice something is rising up around me. Smoke. From fire. Not the flickery stuff I wore last year in the chariot, but something much more real that devours my dress. I begin to panic as the smoke thickens. Charred bits of black silk swirl in the air, and pearls clatter to the stage. Somehow I’m not afraid to stop because my flesh doesn’t seem to be burning and I know Cinna must be behind whatever is happening. So I keep spinning and spinning. For a split second I’m gasping, completely engulfed in the strange flames. Then all at once, the fire is gone. I slowly come to a stop, wondering if I’m naked and why Cinna has arranged to burn away my wedding dress. But I’m not naked. I’m in a dress of the exact same design of my wedding dress, only it’s the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that’s when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings. Because Cinna has turned me into a mockingjay.
Cinna is one of my favorite characters. He sacrifices his life the moment he executes the design of Katniss’s mockingjay dress. Yes, other people willingly die for Katniss, notably in the Quarter Quell arena, but I feel with Cinna it goes beyond. Dying for the sake of a symbol is a theme of Collins’ work, and arguably Cinna is among them: I’m still betting on you, Girl on Fire. There’s more to it, though; Cinna also does it for Katniss as a person — he has seen her up close and personal, he knows her in ways the tv screens and word of mouth can’t quite replicate. Of all the Capitol people, he is a true friend to Katniss.
Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?
Not applicable, and I love these actors for knowing it,
“You’re the mockingjay, Katniss. While you live, the revolution lives.”
Just walked out of this movie, which was SO GOOD. I’m going to see it again and again.
I love these two so much.
(Katniss & Cinna, Katniss/Cinna, all of it. WHERE IS THE GOOD FIC?)
While you live, the revolution lives.