Catching Fire is full of amazing moments! Today though, we’re narrowing it down to our top 5. I selected 5 moments, and included a quote from the novel by Suzanne Collins, plus a GIF from the movie. Check it all out below:
1. Quarter Quell announcment
The Quarter Quell announcement evokes a breakdown from Katniss.
“I ball up the front of my shirt, stuff it in my mouth, and begin to scream. How long this continues, I don’t know. But when I stop, my voice is almost gone. I curl up on my side and stare at the patches of moonlight on the cement floor. Back in the arena. Back in the place of nightmares. That’s where I’m going.”
2. Beach Scene between Katniss and Peeta
Katniss and Peeta argue over who needs to live through the Quarter Quell.
“I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me. ‘I do,’ I say. ‘I need you.’”
3. Katniss’s speech in District 11
Katniss realizes that she must make sure Rue’s death does not go unacknowledged.
“Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.”
4. Katniss learns about the rebellion
After blowing up the arena, Katniss shockingly finds herself with Plutarch, Haymitch, and Finnick.
“’We had to save you because you’re the mockingjay, Katniss,” says Plutarch. ‘While you live, the revolution lives.’ The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames, I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.”
5. Johanna strips in an elevator
After the tribute parade, Johanna introduces herself to Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch by being vulgar.
“While we wait for the elevators, Johanna unzips the rest of her tree, letting it drop to the floor, and then kicks it away in disgust. Except for her forest green slippers, she doesn’t have on a stitch of clothing. ‘That’s better.’”