Cinna is Katniss’s stylist for the games, earning her the nickname “girl on fire” with the costumes he designs. Cinna becomes Katniss’s friend, instructing her to be herself for the interviews. Unlike other residents of the Capitol, he seems to recognize the brutal and exploitative practices of the Capitol and to sympathize—or more—with the Districts.
Cinna Quotes in The Hunger Games
The The Hunger Games quotes below are all either spoken by Cinna or refer to Cinna. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic Press edition of The Hunger Games published in 2010.).
Cinna Character Timeline in The Hunger Games
The timeline below shows where the character Cinna appears in The Hunger Games. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...as she hurries away from the table. When Katniss turns back, the four adults—Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, and his partner, Portia—are watching her carefully. Effie says that the girl is an Avox,... (full context)
...match her own. Katniss feels annoyed by the twin act, but she decides to trust Cinna because she respects him. Katniss feels nervous about their first training day, during which she’ll... (full context)
...Katniss down to dinner, Katniss decides to go. Everyone is seated at the table, including Cinna and Portia, and for a while, the adults talk about the weather. Finally, Haymitch announces... (full context)
...each tribute. When it’s Katniss’s turn, she’s extremely nervous but tries to be honest as Cinna advised her to be. When Caesar asks her what’s impressed her most about the Capitol,... (full context)