Katniss sure has a knack for picking rebellious friends, eh? Maybe because Katniss herself is quite subversive, though she doesn’t understand it at this time.
Both Gale and Katniss seem to presume that, since the station of life the Merchants are in seems to much better than their own in the Seam, the Merchants they come in contact with on the regular are not going to question things like they are. Katniss says as much several times during the Games, when she assumes that Peeta’s life has been easier because he grew up in the bakery.
Neither seem to realize that life for the Merchants is only marginally better than life is in the Seam. It’s a part of the tactic Snow uses to keep them divided against each other, since along with this feeling comes resentment towards Merchants from the Seam. And as Mrs. Mellark suggests later, there’s a good chance the Merchants look down their nose at those in the Seam.
But clearly this is not the case for all, as Madge, Peeta, and Mr. Mellark will all show us. What’s also interesting is how, in Gale’s quickness to dismiss Madge, he’s overlooking someone who could easily be an ally and kindred spirit in his railings against the Capitol. Because if Katniss is right about Madge’s sarcasm - and I’m guessing she is, given her later actions - Madge has some opinions of her own about the system.
“I never felt like I completely, 100% understood something so well as acting.”
Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can’t carry it with you
if you want to survive
This isn’t very festive.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence arriving at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Hair + Makeup 2011-2014
love how meryl grabbed jlaw like come here girl we’re taking a selfie
the Oscars looks really fun this year! everyone looks so happy! its making me happy! I love this picture!
Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2nd, 2014