In one of the ending scenes of Catching Fire, the previous entry in the Hunger Games series, Katniss is carried away to District 13 by hovercraft. She is barely conscious, but she doesn’t mind. She thinks that she helped everyone to have a better tomorrow, and that is just fine with her; she is ready to die. But the directors were very clever in the way Katniss was carried up. They had the hovercraft’s “talons” pick Katniss up under each arm, making her look like she was Christ being crucified; a sacrifice for the good of the people.
And that is exactly what Katniss is willing to be during all of Mockingjay—Part 1. Actually, during one of the scenes discussing if she should go into combat, the president of District 13, Coin, asks, “And what if you get killed?” Continue reading