For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.
At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.
Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.
“What Peeta can do so much better than the rest of us. He can use words. He obliterated the rest of the field at both interviews. And maybe it’s because of that underlying goodness that he can move a crowd – no, a country – to his side with the turn of a simple sentence. ”
Since the last games, something is different. I can see it.
Since the Dark Days, our great nation has known only peace. Ours is an elegant system, conceived to nourish and protect. Your districts are the body, the Capitol is the beating heart. Your hard work feeds us, and in return, we feed and protect you. But if you resist the system, you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed. I know you will stand with me, with us, with all of us, together as one. Panem t o d a y . Panem t o m o r r o w . Panem f o r e v e r .
You haven’t hurt people – you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.
It’s moves and counter-moves, that’s all we’ve gotta look at. Katniss Everdeen is a symbol. Their Mockingjay. They think she’s one of them. We need to show that she’s one of us. We don’t need to destroy her, just the image. Then we let the people do the rest.