The Hunger Games

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Cinna’s Advice


Identify the line that shows symbolism in the following passage from Chapter 9.

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“Cinna thinks about this a moment. ‘Why don’t you just be yourself?’ ‘Myself? That’s no good, either. Haymitch says I’m sullen and hostile,’ I say. ‘Well, you are...around Haymitch,’ says Cinna with a grin. ‘I don’t find you so. The prep team adores you. You even won over the Gamemakers. And as for the citizens of the Capitol, well, they can’t stop talking about you. No one can help but admire your spirit.’ My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people. Cinna takes my icy hands in his warm ones. ‘Suppose, when you answer the questions, you think you’re addressing a friend back home. Who would your best friend be?’ asks Cinna.”