"So what do you remember?"
“You. In the rain,” he says softly. “Digging in our trash bins. Burning the bread. My mother hitting me. Taking the bread out for the pig but then giving it to you instead.”
“That’s it. That’s what happened,” I say. “The next day, after school, I wanted to thank you. But I didn’t know how.”
“We were outside at the end of the day. I tried to catch your eye. You looked away. And then… for some reason, I think you picked a dandelion.”
I nod. He does remember. I have never spoken about that moment aloud.
“I must have loved you a lot.”
“You did.” My voice catches and I pretend to cough.
the symbol of the rebellion;
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you silence our voices, but we are still heard.
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Don’t worry, everyone makes mistakes, now you know. Peeta is the one who got his whole family killed.
About the vote, it’s a little more complicated than that. There are lots of interpretations but the most likely one is that she went for a strategic vote. She knew that if there was another Hunger Games, nothing would change (she kind of implies it when she wonders if that’s how it all started, 75 years prior). With Coin in power (and she never trusted Coin), the whole rebellion would have been for nothing. So she knew Coin had to be stopped, and the only way was to kill her, but to be able to do that, she needed to gain her trust. Boggs tells Katniss at some point in the novel that “if you don’t immediately agree with Coin, she considers you an enemy” or something (I’m paraphrasing, but I think that’s what it meant). So Katniss had to make Coin believe she was on her side so she would have a chance at eliminating her (if she had said no, Coin would probably have had her killed because she was a threat to her power).
She voted yes. For Prim. So she could kill the one who was responsible for her death and prevent other innocents from dying because of her.
That’s my understanding. One thing I’m CERTAIN, is that she DIDN’T vote yes to another HG for revenge. She shares values with Peeta and trusts his judgment. When he says “This is why we rebelled, remember?”, in all likeliness, Katniss shares his opinion (several times during the trilogy, she goes back to things he’s said to her like his comment about not being a piece in their games, or she wonders what he would say or think in a particular situation.) She just can’t say it out loud, because she has to play Coin’s game.
I agree with that, the only thing I differ on is the notion that Katniss was premeditating Coin’s death. I always thought it was rather spontaneous, that is I thought she was still on the fence about coin up until that moment at the execution, though having said that it just occurred to me that she could have wanted Coin dead but didn’t know how until that moment therefore explaining the spontaneity that I thought was there. Though I don’t know the spontaneity may exist only in my mind, I could be getting confused. (clearly I get a lot confused these days).
We need to unite these people out there. She’s the face in this Rebellion. They’ll follow her.
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.”
It was my arrow, aimed at the chink in the force field surrounding the arena, that brought on this firestorm of retribution. That sent the whole country of Panem into chaos.