so what if
after they censor the internet
they divide us into districts
then they take tributes
and make us fight to the death
And the stupid people working in the apartment months ago lost the rose for Deuce
and I am stricken with sorrow :(
See, it’s stupid changes like this that bug the hell out of me. Madge giving her the mockingjay pin is has political implications: it shows that district 12 still hates the capitol, that the mayor is on her side. Sooooooooo…..
how is Prim supposed to get the pin???
The pin used to be Madge’s aunt’s, a previous victim of the games. It was not a symbol of anything until after Katniss wore it. The only symbolism it held at that moment (which we don’t find out until Catching Fire) is that Madge’s mother and aunt, and Katniss’ mother, were friends. That is why Madge’s mother gives the medicine to Katniss’ mother for Gale. That is why Madge gives her the pin. In memory of her Aunt who was lost to the Hunger Games years before.
After Katniss defies the Capitol is when the Mockingjay becomes the symbol of the rebellion. As it was her token, her symbol representing herself and her district, it was further adapted.
ETA: As for Prim getting the pin - I have heard that, in the films, it is a family token that Prim asks her to wear. I have also heard that Katniss leaves it on Rue when she dies, and then is given a new one after her and Peeta win the games. That is all rumour though, and obviously not in line with the books. In fact, in the books Rue insists that Katniss keep the pin in the first place, as that is how she decided to trust her.
- What happened to Gale exactly? Did he meet another girl? Did he and Katniss remain friends?
- After the rebellion, did the hunger games continue?
- What happened to Katniss’ mom? Are they still in touch?
- What happened to Annie after Finnick died?
- What happened to Johanna?
- How exactly did Peeta come to love Katniss again?
- I can’t think of more. I’ll edit this if I can.
1.What happened to Gale exactly? Did he meet another girl? Did he and Katniss remain friends?
It says that he has a fancy job in District 2. We know from learning about the districts that District 2 was the ‘new’ District 13, so he is probably doing similar things to what he did in the war efforts.
2. After the rebellion, did the hunger games continue?
The Hunger Games did not continue. It is stated in Mockingjay that all of the past arenas were destroyed (where they were previously kept as ‘vacationing spots’ for those from the Capitol). The idea was always that the Hunger Games would stop. When Coin mentions the final Hunger Games using children from high-up Capitol government families, this is what acts as the ‘last straw on the camel’s back’ for Katniss to know she does not trust Coin at all and then kills her.
3. What happened to Katniss’ mom? Are they still in touch?
Katniss’ mother stays in one of the districts (3 or 5, I believe, but I forget without looking it up) to help build a hospital. Katniss assumes that she cannot fact District 12 anymore after having lost both her husband and Prim. They speak on the phone once Katniss gets out of her ‘shock’ period, and I have always assumed they kept in touch.
4. What happened to Annie after Finnick died?
We find out later that Annie was pregnant when Finnick died. While not much is said about her future, I always imagined she stayed close to the other remaining victors and they helped her to raise her son and remember Finnick. I doubt she would have loved again, with how strong her and Finnick’s relationship was portrayed.
5. What happened to Johanna?
I don’t recall this being mentioned in the books, so we probably will never know. If it was mentioned, it must have been some small part and didn’t grab my attention after 3 reads ;D Given Johanna’s personality, she probably went back home. We already know that she had no personal attachments anymore, so there is really no guessing what direction she would have taken.
6. How exactly did Peeta come to love Katniss again?
While this is not directly addressed, we do know a few things. Peeta was most dangerous under certain triggers, and while the venom was in his system. After the battle was finished, there would not have been as much despair to trigger him thinking it was Katniss’ fault. He learned to make distinctions between real life and tampered life via the ‘real or not real’ game they developed while waiting to attack the Captiol. We also know that, even decades later, Peeta would struggle with flashbacks. It also is made clear that it takes time for them to grow back together. It’s obvious that Katniss loves him even if she doesn’t recognize to call it that, and, over time, he has continued progress. It is implied that they work together and all of the feelings eventually come back.
It’s probably quite obvious that I’ve read this too many times, though I am sure I’ll read it again ;D <3 THE HUNGER GAMES