So I am rereading Catching Fire, and I am at the part where Cinna is showing Katniss her costume for the opening ceremony, and she is an ember and she asks Cinna how he knew to capture the glow of an ember and he replies that him and porsha spent a lot of time looking at fires. Now my question is, I am supposing that the capitol has electricity all the time, that they would have no need to light a fire to heat their homes or to cook their food. So why or where do you suppose they were looking at fires?
well, considering in present time, we have electricity too, but we still light fires just for fun or to heat our houses, i think cinna and portia just put a fire in their fireplace. plus i don't really think a fire is rebellious to the capitol..
While I see your point about modern times and our fires, we are hardly the people of the capitol. I just thought there might be something deeper with his comment since he never seems to say anything off handedly. Anyways, it was just a thought
They must have technology to view what a fire looks like. Besides, what Cinna makes is his own expression of what he feels. I guess the mysteries behind the outfits he made is part of the reason why he's a character that most fans can't get enough of. I would've liked to know more about him though.
I agree, I think it might have had something deeper to it. I mean, how is fire NOT a part of the rebellion. It is everything in the rebellion. The face of the rebellion is The Girl on Fire. I think it could mean a lot of different things.. I think it was a clue that Cinna was not a Capitol lapdog....I mean it was pretty clear that he was on Katniss' side, but I dunno....it was meaningful....just my thoughts.