Catching Fire Analysis

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Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire. Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female mockingbirds . This proves that the existence of the mockingjays is an act of rebellion in itself , an act of defiance excuted by the Capitol's own invention , long before Katniss has been born. . While in the Capitol , Katniss realizes that her…show more content…
In Catching Fire , Suzanne Collins uses foreshadowing in numerous occasions . For instance , while in the woods , Katniss meets Bonnie and Twill who were the first to point out to Katniss the possibility that District 13 might still exist and that the footage the Capitol uses every year is a fake. Through Bonnie and Twill , Katniss also learns that her mockingjay pin has become the symbol of the resistance and that she is not alone in her resistance but has people on her side (138). Furthermore , Plutarch Heavensbee uses foreshadowing to drop casual hints to Katniss about the layout of the arena by showing her his watch and by telling her that his meeting "starts at midnight" which later helps Katniss , Peeta and Finnik in navigating the arena(82). Prior to the 3rd Quarter Quill, District 3 tributes Wiress and Beetee teach Katniss how to detect the presence of a force field , like the one surrounding the Training Center and later the arena .The force field can be detected as it causes " rippling in tiny visible waves" in the air (228). This knowledge eventually leads Katniss to firing an arrow at the arena's force field and breaking out
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