I probably should not write this post. It’s 2:13 am on Sunday, for reasons unknown to me, I have not eaten since 3pm on Friday, I’m alone in an apartment, and I have just completed The Hunger Games Trilogy, this means I am sad and feeling a little vulnerable. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I decided to pick up The Hunger Games but I did, and what a journey it has been.
I read the first book in a day, unable to put the book down, ceased by the emotions emitted from every page. I longed for some sort of protection, cried when I realized it was not coming, and trembled at the thought of life in Panem. I felt hopeless reading Catching Fire as I became warped in the love triangle. Somehow relating to the polarity of Katniss’ dilemma. It took a little longer for me to get into Mockingjay, but I too was looking forward to the downfall of President Snow, and the cruelty of life in this dystopic world, wishing for a world were Katniss, Gale and Peeta, could coexist. But then it dawned on me, that that would be an unfair turn out. Most importantly, I remembered I was reading a piece of fiction, and I eased. A little.
Well the reason I am writing this post is not to give a review (as you could tell, it would be a poor one). Rather, I want to talk about how the literature gods and pandora gods seem to come together really well as I end books. In this case, they gave me two musical gems which I would suggest hollywood use as their score for Mockingjay the movie.
This song started playing just as Katniss kills Coin, and the lyrics became prominent as Peeta stops Katniss from taking the nightlock pill. While listening to the lyrics and reading the passage, I can imagine Katniss’ bewilderment, unable differentiate between what is right and wrong, ” Real, or Not Real”. It’s a stunning song though
This song a little more morbid, began to play as Katniss resolves to die a slow death. Again, imagery of a slow suffering, a withdrawal from the drugs, hunger pains, thirst, hopelessness are transplanted into my head. This songs is befittingly haunting, and I feel captures the cold, empty feeling Katniss is experiencing during this moment. Another beautiful song.
One thing I am learning about music is, pain sounds good (No Morbid)