I’ve been very angered by reviews in which Peeta is called a ‘wimp,’ because I think he’s actually the braver of the two boys. Why?
Because Peeta is the one who, despite everything he’s been through–the Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell, physical and psychological torture–is able to retain his essential humanity. Peeta is the one who, unlike Gale, recognizes there is a line that must never, EVER be crossed.
Sarah Darer Littman, “The Politics of Mockingjay,” The Girl Who Was On Fire, summing up the difference between Gale and Peeta perfectly.
I’m sorry but I need to see a clip of Finnick’s reaction when Annie’s name got called out in the Quarter Quell because we all know he would look scared and in pain and just absolutely broken and I need to see that face
“It starts at midnight,” I confirm. A memory struggles to surface in my brain. I see a clock. No, it’s a watch, resting on Plutarch Heavensbee’s palm. “It starts at midnight,” Plutarch said. And then my mockingjay lit up briefly and vanished. In retrospect, it’s like he was giving me a clue about the arena. But why would he? At the time, I was no more a tribute in these Games than he was. Maybe he thought it would help me as a mentor. Or maybe this had been the plan all along.
“We star-crossed lovers of District 12, who suffered so much and enjoyed so little the rewards of our victory, do not seek our fans’ favor, grace them with our smiles, or catch their kisses. We are unforgiving. And I love it. Getting to be myself at last.”
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR WHERE EUROPE TRIES TO EXPLAIN TO AMERICA WHAT THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST IS! YEAH!
The Eurovision Song Contest is a contest where every country (who wants to participate) in Europe sends in a tribute, where each tribute then sings to the death.
Only One can come out Alive.
Then after, the winner gets paraded through the other European District Countries, like on some Victory Tour. The winner is bestowed the honour of hosting the Contest next year in their own country.
This year it’s in District Austria, and Conchita Wurst is there presenting.
She was the Victor last year, she Rose like a Phoenix.
HOWEVER, this year is special, because it’s kinda like a Quarter Quell, only it’s not it’s the 60th anniversary of the Contest, and this year Europe has invited District Australia (who is like a 13th District to Europe) to offer a Tribute to valiantly battle again the other European District Tributes.