Catching Fire

An employee of the Capitol, Effie Trinket is Katniss Everdeen’s personal escort during both the Hunger Games and the subsequent Victory Tour. She’s punctual and precise, and plans Katniss’s complicated visits throughout Panem. It’s left unclear how we should think of Effie—on one hand, she’s always been loyal to Katniss, but on the other, she seems shockingly indifferent to the murder and violence that take place at the Hunger Games every year.

Effie Trinket Quotes in Catching Fire

The Catching Fire quotes below are all either spoken by Effie Trinket or refer to Effie Trinket. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic Press edition of Catching Fire published in 2013.
Chapter 14 Quotes

Effie doesn’t know that my mockingjay pin is now a symbol used by the rebels. At least in District 8. In the Capitol, the mockingjay is still a fun reminder of an especially exciting Hunger Games.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Effie Trinket
Related Symbols: Mockingjay
Page Number: 190
Explanation and Analysis:

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Effie Trinket Character Timeline in Catching Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Effie Trinket appears in Catching Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...helped her win the games: her stylist Cinna, who designed her outfits, and her escort, Effie Trinket. Katniss wants to forget the Hunger Games altogether, but the Capitol forces her—and everyone... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Effie Trinket, the organizer of the Victory Tour, arrives at Katniss’s house. The sight of Effie... (full context)
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...to leave for her tour, her mother gives her a pin shaped like a mockingjay. Effie shouts that it’s time for Katniss to leave. Katniss remembers her conversation with Snow, and... (full context)
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...to the train station, where they’re ready to leave District 12, along with their stylists, Effie, and Haymitch. Once they’re on the train, Katniss insists that she has to talk to... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...for her family. She also notices that Haymitch and Cinna aren’t present at the dinner. Effie explains that Haymitch is probably drunk and asleep, while Cinna has been working hard to... (full context)
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...the next district. Only a few hours after they depart, the train breaks down, irritating Effie. While technicians try to repair the train, Katniss walks outside, staring out into the wilderness... (full context)
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In District 11, Effie has arranged for Peeta and Katniss to greet the District Mayor and read a scripted... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...small room in the Justice Building, from which they’ve just come. There, they find Haymitch, Effie, and Cinna. Effie frantically asks what’s going on—Peeta replies, a little too calmly, that “an... (full context)
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As Katniss, Peeta, and their entourage prepare to go to their dinner, Effie complains that she doesn’t like how they’ve been treated: they’ve been rushed into cars and... (full context)
Chapter 6
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As the party draws to a close, Effie tells Katniss that they’ll need to return to the train and ride back to District... (full context)
Chapter 12
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The bridal photo-shoot commences, with Effie keeping a tight schedule. Katniss wears many different dresses and poses for hundreds of photographs.... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...chosen for the Games. The process is quick: the district assembles outside the Justice Building, Effie reads Katniss’s name, followed Haymitch’s, and Peeta volunteers to take Haymitch’s place. Afterwards, Peeta and... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Katniss and Peeta eat dinner with Haymitch and Effie in the train. Effie mentions that she’ll be wearing dresses to match Katniss’s mockingjay pin.... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...in some way. At their floor, Peeta and Katniss get off the elevator to find Effie and Haymitch waiting for them. Effie explains that they have two “Avoxes,” or assistants, for... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...her room and considers, guiltily, the misery that she’s caused Darius. After a few hours, Effie summons her to dinner. At dinner, Darius is a server. Katniss spills a dish of... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...Gamemakers’ room and sent to her room, as the other tributes have been. There, Haymitch, Effie, and Peeta are waiting. Peeta explains, a little reluctantly, that he painted a picture of... (full context)