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Challenges: Canon 3 - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Challenges: Canon 3
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 10th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

I can't agree with the Ruth ficlet

Ruth comes across as strong again in this ficlet, mended from her time of depression. But at the end of _Mockingjay_, when the judge wants to put Katniss into Ruth's care and send them both back to Twelve, Ruth flat-out refuses. "No, I can't be there. Don't ask that of me."

At the time of this ficlet (between _Hunger Games_ and _Catching Fire_, I would expect Ruth to be only a little stronger than Katniss.

-- Tom
sonetka From: sonetka Date: January 10th, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can't agree with the Ruth ficlet

But Prim has just been killed, which is a huge change. I think Prim's death threw Ruth right back down into the pit and she gave up again -- she's probably so terrified that something will happen to Katniss now (since it's already happened with Glen and Ruth) that she's detaching from her just to avoid feeling anything.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 10th, 2015 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can't agree with the Ruth ficlet

Like sonetka says, there is a huge difference here, and that's that Prim is dead... and at the hands of the rebellion Katniss spearheaded. She falls apart again. There's also the issue that inside her head, her decisions would feel more normal and natural than they would ever look on the outside.

That said, it's not a scene I probably would have put into a regular work. This was to fit the challenge.

Edited at 2015-01-10 09:45 pm (UTC)
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