Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow’s roses and Peeta’s bread? What about Katniss’s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem’s heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies. In her series, Collins not only weaves a heroic tale of deep complexity but harnesses the power of Shakespeare and Rome to retell an ancient epic of betrayal, violence, and glory on the stage of an apocalyptic future. The perfect treat for fans of all ages. Everything Hunger Games, packed into one volume. From Alma Coin to Wiress you’ll learn about • Why roses are a flower of death • How eighteen of the characters are used in Shakespeare’s plays • Katniss’s nickname Catnip • The meaning of “The Hanging Tree” • Peeta’s pearl and Katniss’s salvation • Effie the saint and Finnick the Irish hero
Paperback, 104 pages
Published on February 13, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-10: 146996824X
ISBN-13: 9781469968247
4 Book Reviews
  • gothicforever
    gothicforeverTuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm22 stars
    I like it because it tells me all about the characters I like from the books. #HungerGames4life
    • katniss75
      katniss75Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:44 am
      I want to read it sooo badly
      • jasmine32
        jasmine32Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm55 stars
        best book ever
        • headream100
          headream100Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm
          Me no want this- Me NEED THIS