I am filled with envy right now
I must have left a thousand times,
but every day begins the same.
Cause there’s a small town in my mind.
How can I leave without hurting everyone that made me?
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?
Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.
The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.
That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book
It shouldn’t matter about color, if she was white we would still feel how important of a character she is
It totally DOES matter, though. It matters to audiences. Because little black children’s lives are so undervalued. When this little black girl died, it mattered. It mattered SO MUCH that it sparked a REVOLUTION, and that’s a big deal.
I’m reading this at 3 in the morning and getting so emotional ;___;
I got another survey thing with questions from lolitasdiary but I don’t think I’m gonna tag anyone or make new questions cause ain’t nobody got time for that. soooo here we go:
1.Favorite social media site?
2. What dream class would you like to take?
defense against the dark arts
3.If you could create your own class to teach, what would it be?
care of magical creatures
4. Favorite flower or plant?
idk. hydrangeas are pretty.
5. What place would you not like to visit?
6. What lyrics would you get tattooed on your body?
"he tossed my salad like his name romaine"
7. What celebrity would you like to be best friends with?
8. What celebrity would you want to play you in a movie?
andrew garfield (hey, a boy can dream)
9. What song would open the movie of your life?
"you know i’m no good" - amy winehouse
10. What song would close the movie of your life?
"spice up your life" - spice girls
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
tagged by fingolfin
- The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
- Watchmen - Alan Moore
- Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
- Blankets - Craig Thompson
- Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler
- Let’s Pretend this Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
- Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
- Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling
(really, the whole series but if I can only pick one)
This has been sitting in my drafts for a while.
I found my dream shower at a hotel in Virginia.
- It’s spacious
- Has a bench (in case you get tired of standing?)
- Two shower heads; a normal one and a rainfall shower head.
The only thing missing is a TV with Netflix access.