Mockingjay

Johanna Mason Character Analysis

A young, intelligent champion of the Hunger Games, Johanna was arrested by the government after failing to escape from the Hunger Games arena at the end of Catching Fire. After the rebels free her from prison, she’s shown to be deeply traumatized by her time in the arena and by her subsequent imprisonment and torture. Ultimately, she fails to qualify for the rebels’ mission to the Capitol: war and violence have hurt her too much.

Johanna Mason Quotes in Mockingjay

The Mockingjay quotes below are all either spoken by Johanna Mason or refer to Johanna Mason. 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 and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Scholastic Press edition of Mockingjay published in 2014.
Chapter 17 Quotes

We spend a couple of hours quizzing each other on military terms. I visit my mother and Prim for a while. When I'm back in my compartment, showered, staring into the darkness, I finally ask, "Johanna, could you really hear him screaming?" "That was part of it," she says. "Like the jabberjays in the arena. Only it was real. And it didn't stop after an hour. Tick, tock." "Tick, tock," I whisper back. Roses. Wolf mutts. Tributes. Frosted dolphins. Friends. Mockingjays. Stylists. Me. Everything screams in my dreams tonight.

Related Characters: Katniss Everdeen (speaker), Johanna Mason (speaker), Peeta Mellark, Primrose (Prim) Everdeen, Katniss’s mother
Page Number: 245
Explanation and Analysis:

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Johanna Mason Character Timeline in Mockingjay

The timeline below shows where the character Johanna Mason 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
Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
...Katniss asks that Peeta, along with two other rebels in the government’s control, Enobaria and Johanna, be pardoned if the rebels win the war with the Capitol. Coin flatly rejects this... (full context)
Chapter 4
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
...telling the crowd that Katniss has agreed to be mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta, Johanna, Annie, and Enobaria are granted immunity. Boos and jeers greet this news, and Katniss realizes... (full context)
Chapter 5
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
...to grant Peeta immunity. Gale argued that Katniss didn’t know if Peeta—or, for that matter, Johanna or Enobaria—were really loyal to the Capitol or not. As they eat breakfast now, Gale... (full context)
Chapter 12
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
...Haymitch tells Katniss that the mission managed to free everyone except for Enobaria. Katniss finds Johanna Mason, covered in wounds. Katniss notes, sadly, that Johanna has also been tortured because of... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Katniss sees the figure of Johanna Mason standing over her. The last time Katniss interacted with Johanna, Johanna was cutting a... (full context)
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Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
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Johanna departs, and Katniss turns to see that Gale is standing near her bed. Gale is... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Trauma and Love Theme Icon
...the sped-up treatment. In the District 13 hospital, she endures painful injections in her chest. Johanna, who is also healing in the hospital, is going through morphling withdrawal. Nevertheless, when Katniss... (full context)
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
Johanna and Katniss spend the next weeks training rigorously. They lift weights and practice their aim,... (full context)
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Role-Playing, Authenticity, Television, and the Self Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
One night, the trainees, including Finnick, Gale, Katniss, Johanna, and Delly, have dinner with Peeta. Peeta is improving, but he still requires a guard’s... (full context)
Chapter 18
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Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
...whom she likes. Finnick, whom she’ll be working with closely as well, tells her that Johanna will not be coming on the mission. In the obstacle course, Johanna’s challenge was to... (full context)
Chapter 26
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The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Role-Playing, Authenticity, Television, and the Self Theme Icon
Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
The 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... (full context)
Revolution and Its Problems Theme Icon
The Power and Danger of Symbols Theme Icon
Role-Playing, Authenticity, Television, and the Self Theme Icon
Compassion, Callousness, and Revenge Theme Icon
Trauma and Love Theme Icon
...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 taste... (full context)