Mockingjay Essay

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The book I chose to read for my second quarter government book was The Mocking Jay from the Hunger games series. The author of this book is Suzanne Collins. There is a lot that goes on in the story, involving many things in the war of her districts. It is causing a rebellion in the districts. Katniss takes stock of her new position as a rebel in District 13. Only three victors were saved from the arena from the last book from the Hunger games series; Beetee who is an old man from District 3, also known as Volts, Finnick who is the the victor from District 4 and Katniss's first ally and Katniss herself, but Peeta wasn't one of them – he's still missing, along with other victors, Enobaria who is the female tribute from District 2, Johanna …show more content…
Prim, being herself, had rushed back to their compartment to get her beloved cat, Buttercup.
After much panicking, Prim, along with Gale, arrives back to safety with Buttercup. Everyone waits in the bunker for several days until the bombing has stopped. Katniss finds out during the bombing that the Capitol is using Peeta and every time she says something against them, they hurt him. When she is looking above ground at all the wreckage after the bombing, she sees that President Snow has planted more roses. Katniss starts crying when her camera crew tells her to say a short line for the camera, to show that she is alive and still fighting. Finnick explains to the perplexed camera crew that Katniss knows the Capitol will hurt Peeta if she does so. They tell her that she can go. The next day, people tell her that they have sent a group to rescue Peeta, knowing that she won't do anything more until she knows the Capitol can't hurt him. While being with Peeta after a rescue team went to the Capitol to save him and fellow victors: Annie, and Johanna, Katniss is shocked that Peeta had tried to choke her to death. While meeting with Plutarch, Haymitch and Beetee with Prim by her hospital bed side, she learns that the Capitol had used an uncommonly used technique known as hijacking. The hijacking was done by giving Peeta a dose of tracker jacker poison then showing him a clip of Katniss and telling him she destroyed his family and friends, therefore tricking him to