Mockingjay

Mockingjay

Introduction This study guide Mockingjay by Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Suzanne Collins Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to jump from section to section using the links below or the links at the left. Author: …

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Mockingjay : Biography

Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut, the youngest of four children. The family moved often because her father was an Air Force officer, and Collins lived briefly in diverse locations such as Brussels, Belgium, and New York City before settling down in Alabama. Collins graduated from …

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Mockingjay : Top Ten Quotes

Suzanne Collin’sMockingjay—Top Ten QuotesEdition: New York, Scholastic Press, 2010 “‘I want everyone watching—whether you’re on the Capitol or the rebel side—to stop for just a moment and think about what this war could mean. For human beings. We almost went extinct fighting one another before. Now our numbers are even fewer. Our conditions more tenuous. …

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Mockingjay : Metaphor

Nature as RefugeKatniss, whose name comes from a plant that grows near the lake where she and her father spent time, retreats to nature when troubled so often that the natural world takes on symbolic meaning. The Meadow, for example, is a symbolic setting. The opening scene in The Hunger Games, the first novel in …

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Mockingjay : Character

Haymitch Abernathy Haymitch Abernathy is District 12’s only other living victor. His experience in the Games was psychologically devastating, and he earned Katniss’s description of him as “surly, violent, and drunk most of the time.” Yet he also successfully mentors, and comes to care for, Katniss and Peeta, and he is a driving force in …

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