In the end, it is the rebel cause that has taken down the Capitol. The novel opens with Katniss wandering through the ashes of her decimated district, District 12. The patients call out to her by name, invigorated by the mere sight of her. When Rue dies, Katniss decorates her body with flowers as a means of memorializing Rue, but also to defy the Capitol. For one, that formula is designed to keep the people content, but the people of Panem are decidedly not content, at least not in the poor districts. The rebel plan was to take over each district, ending with 2, cutting off supplies to the Capitol.
Katniss realizes that her younger sister has grown up a lot ever since they left District 12. She saves them and grows increasingly wary of Coin and the way she runs District 13. As with the first two books in the series, Katniss Everdeen, hero of the Hunger Games trilogy, is the protagonist of the story. They pass through a protective fence and feel relieved that they can finally experience something that they used to do together back in District 12. There are thirteen districts, each of which has its own distinct purpose and personality. From the beginning of the story, it becomes clear that Katniss Everdeen is destined to be the Mockingjay. President Snow and President Coin both use Peeta to get to Katniss and the plan nearly succeeds.
Once the attack is over, Katniss surveys the destroyed hospital. The feed cuts out just as Peeta is hit to the floor, his blood splattering the tile. Chapter 4 Katniss prep team from the games—Octavia, Venia, and Flavius—have all been treated poorly and beaten. The revolutionaries then remind Katniss about the complication of her relationships with both Peeta and Gale. . They ended up breaking into a closed room and discovered that the district is keeping the people who helped Katniss prepare for the arena as prisoners. After hunting, they start talking about the things that worry Katniss so much.
Prim reassures her that she has the power to make the revolutionaries keep Peeta safe from harm. District 13's people are accommodating, yet its utilitarian and overly controlled atmosphere makes it very difficult for the refugees to adapt. Plutarch shows Katniss some costumes designed by Cinna before his death, reminding her that Cinna still believes in Katniss even after he has already passed. Katniss and Gale disobey orders and climb to the rooftop on a nearby building to shoot down the bombers. Katniss and Haymitch are still angry at each other. Peeta is forced into speaking and gives Katniss a direct warning: all their lives are in danger.
The result is a triple metaphor that uses Panem to draw connections between Ancient Rome and the modern United States, and it suggests that the modern United States has something like its own panem et circenses strategy in place, with reality television taking on the role of the gladiatorial Games. After Presidents Snow and Coin are killed, Katniss and Peeta are sent back to District 12 where they will succeed in rebuilding their lives. Peeta is in even worse condition then before. Katniss and her family were assigned to new sleeping quarters, somewhere with the window so the cat can go out from time to time. The hub of President Snow's world is located inside his mansion in Capitol City.
She also recognizes that she does possess power, the kind of power that Snow is afraid of because it inspires unity and hope. Security tried to stop them, but Katniss and Gale managed to evade them. Katniss eventually gets Gale to confess, but she feels betrayed. Setting Panem in the location of the present-day United States, and retaining parts of U. The Games were created as a reminder to the districts of their powerlessness after their uprising against the Capitol ended in defeat, and it is the children of the districts who are drafted involuntarily into the Games to be killed. Rather than commenting on the fictional Panem, it instead comments the real United States in the ways described above, thus offering a valuable criticism of modern culture in the U. Katniss is once again an unwitting hero.
Her sister Prim wakes up and asked her what was wrong. Katniss sings with it to show Pollux, who's with them, how it works. Her private moment has become part of the rebels' schemes. Just as Katniss and her team are leaving District 8, another airstrike arrives, targeting the hospital. In District 8, Katniss meets Commander Paylor and visits the wounded in a makeshift hospital.
She's gathering more medicaments to take to her mom. She explains all of the terms and conditions about their agreements and reveals that if Katniss fails to follow their orders, the whole deal is off. Katniss sleeps for most of it as well, and then Boggs appears to take her to an unscheduled Command gathering. It will also give her the opportunity to kill President Snow. Notes: Katniss contemplates about getting permission to hunt outside with Gale. As a final request, she tells the revolutionaries that she wants to be one who kills President Snow. The Peacekeepers work for President Snow and will do anything to protect the Capitol, its people and its policies.