reTHG: The Hunger Games - Chapters Five and Six: Cinna
I have a lot of in-depth headcanon about Cinna. Probably even more than Haymitch, a character I like more, but don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. Haymitch’s personality is so external, and his history is fleshed out enough (by MJ) to understand his motivations. Cinna’s are so wide open. I have a story about Cinna and Portia I really want to write, so I won’t divulge ALL my Cinna theories here, just a few relatively pertinent ones.
When I first read this book, I was vaguely troubled by Katniss’ description of the Capitol citizens, because she’s very judgmental of them, in a superficial way. To me, the described Capitolite modes of self-expression are not intrinsically offensive – certainly not intolerable – and judging people by the way they look strikes me as fussy and conservative. I understand Katniss’ revulsion to them – she associates this audience, their lack of misery, their lack of compassion, their numbness to the tributes, with how differently they act and look from the district citizens. I was more worried about Collins’ judgment, really.
"Just the perfect touch of rebellion," says Haymitch
This quote jumped out at me this reread. They’re watching the replay of the Tribute Parade, and Haymitch asks who’s idea it was for Katniss and Peeta to hold hands. It was Cinna’s idea. (which I really wish would’ve made it into the movie also, but that’s another post. 😉)
Katniss goes on to explain that she and Peeta have already distinguished themselves from the rest of the field by presenting themselves as friends.
So. I’m wondering about the motivation for Cinna to do this? Haymitch sends Katniss and Peeta to bed shortly after “so the grown-ups can talk.” I’m wondering if Peeta had mentioned something to Portia while he was being prepped about how his feelings for Katniss, and that’s what led to Cinna suggesting the hand-holding? Then Haymitch wants to talk to Cinna and Portia to get the strategy hammered out?
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