Mocking Jay

Suzanne Collins

Theme 1

Things that you once knew can change in the blink of an eye.

  • In the story, Katniss sees that everything she ever knew is changing all so quickly. With Peeta trying to kill her, Prim acting like a grown up being responsible, and moving to District 13 with no daylight.

  • "Prim sounds about a thousand years old when she says this. "Whatever it takes to break you." pg. 151

  • "His hands are reaching for me, too, to caress my face, I think. My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat." pg. 177

Theme 2

What you think you want is not always what you really want.

  • Katniss was given the chance to kill Snow. When she went to kill President Snow but instead she killed President Coin, the President of District 13.

  • "The point of my arrow shifts upward. I release the string. And President Coin collapses over the side of the balcony and plunges to the ground. Dead." pg.372

Theme 3

Even when you give your life up to protect someone they always go in the end.

  • Katniss volunteered for Prim in the Hunger Games and has done everything she can to protect her. When she is in the Capitol and doesn't about it, Prim is in with the bombing and the second round goes off.

  • "...Because just for a moment , she catches sight of me, her lips form my name. And that's when the rest of the parachutes go off." pg.347