Mockingjay

A brilliant rebel and former Hunger Games competitor, Beetee uses his scientific training to design various deadly weapons for the rebel alliance, including flaming arrows and double bombs. While Katniss doesn’t get much insight into Beetee’s thoughts or his consciousness, he seems to have no qualms about designing technology that will be used to kill innocent civilians.

Beetee Quotes in Mockingjay

The Mockingjay quotes below are all either spoken by Beetee or refer to Beetee. 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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Chapter 6 Quotes

Haymitch holds up the notepad. "So, the question is, what do all of these have in common?"
"They were Katniss's," says Gale quietly. "No one told her what to do or say."

"Unscripted, yes!" says Beetee. He reaches over and pats my hand. "So we should just leave you alone, right?"
People laugh. I even smile a little.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Gale Hawthorne (speaker), Haymitch Abernathy (speaker), Beetee (speaker)
Page Number: 75
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Chapter 13 Quotes

"Of course, we'll try, Prim," says Beetee. "It's just, we don't know to what degree we'll succeed. If any. My guess is that fearful events are the hardest to root out. They're the ones we naturally remember the best, after all."

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Beetee (speaker), Primrose (Prim) Everdeen
Page Number: 182
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Chapter 26 Quotes

"I brought you this." Gale holds up a sheath. When I take it, I notice it holds a single, ordinary arrow.
"It's supposed to be symbolic. You firing the last shot of the war."
"What if I miss?" I say. "Does Coin retrieve it and bring it back to me? Or just shoot Snow through the head herself?"
"You won't miss." Gale adjusts the sheath on my shoulder. We stand there, face-to-face, not meeting each other's eyes.
"You didn't come see me in the hospital."
He doesn't answer, so finally I just say it.
"Was it your bomb?"
"I don't know. Neither does Beetee," he says. "Does it matter? You'll always be thinking about it."

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Gale Hawthorne (speaker), President Alma Coin, President Coriolanus Snow, Beetee
Related Symbols: Arrow, The Double Bomb
Page Number: 366-367
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Beetee Character Timeline in Mockingjay

The timeline below shows where the character Beetee appears in Mockingjay. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
...a series of propaganda pieces that will be illegally broadcast onto every television in Panem. Beetee, an intelligent rebel who competed in the Hunger Games alongside Katniss, has hacked the television... (full context)
Chapter 5
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At lunch, Gale and Katniss are scheduled to go see Beetee. They’re directed to the “special defense” room, where Beetee greets them by showing them a... (full context)
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Beetee leads Gale and Katniss to the weapons he’s been designing. He presents Katniss with a... (full context)
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Katniss and Gale proceed from Beetee’s workstation to a room on a higher floor, where the prep team goes to work... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Katniss goes to her room, where she washes the makeup off her body. Shortly thereafter, Beetee arrives with armor, which she’ll wear during her time “in the field.” He also supplies... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...of the war is imperative. Suddenly, the interview switches to footage of Katniss in District 12—Beetee has hacked the Capitol networks once again. The footage then changes to an interview with... (full context)
Chapter 13
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While Katniss lies in the hospital, Beetee approaches her, apologizing for her near brush with death. He explains that Peeta has been... (full context)
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...take care of her in the hospital, feeding her soft foods and talking with her. Beetee and Gale visit her, showing them weapons that they’ve been collaborating on. One weapon appeals... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...Some of the rebels appear interested in Gale’s plan, while others look disgusted by it. Beetee is the first to speak—he points out that many of the people in the Nut... (full context)
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...an avalanche around the Nut, allowing some of the people inside to leave the area. Beetee seems to like this idea, and he proposes that the rebel leaders talk to President... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...Boggs cut her from the mission. With the young victors prepared to fight, Haymitch and Beetee—who will manage their progress from District 13—wish them good luck. Katniss and Finnick admit to... (full context)
Chapter 24
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The next morning, Katniss is still thinking about Gale’s words. Nevertheless, she’s distracted by Beetee’s latest “hijack”—he’s aired a broadcast on Capitol TV about how the rebels are currently marching... (full context)
Chapter 25
Revolution and Its Problems Theme Icon
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...attention to fighting Katniss, the Mockingjay. Katniss remembers the weapon she discussed with Gale and Beetee: it consisted of two bombs, and was designed to appeal to people’s compassion. Katniss, shaking... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...execution ceremony begins. Katniss is present, along with the surviving Hunger Games participants: Enobaria, Johanna, Beetee, Annie, Haymitch, and Peeta. Beetee explains that the Hunger Games competitors were, for the most... (full context)
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...Games. Peeta angrily opposes this idea, calling it cruel. Annie agrees with Peeta, as does Beetee. Johanna and Enobaria vote for the Games, reasoning that it will give the Capitol “a... (full context)