The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Identity Quotes in The Hunger Games
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were so easy to come by? (5.27)
Katniss’s whole identity so far is based on survival. Once she gets to the Capitol, she begins to wonder what her life would be like if she didn’t have to hunt and gather food for her family.
"I want the audience to recognize you when you're in the arena," says Cinna dreamily. "Katniss, the girl who was on fire." (5.40)
Cinna, Katniss's stylist, makes a spectacular fiery outfit for her debut in the opening ceremonies. How is the public image that Cinna is crafting for Katniss different from who she really is?
"Remember, they already love you," he says gently. "Just be yourself." (9.68)
Katniss undergoes several prep sessions for her pre-games interview. Haymitch can't decide how to present Katniss to the public, but Cinna tells her just to be herself. Does his advice work? Does being herself help Katniss win the Games?