i’m rereading ‘the ballad of songbirds and snakes’ and i couldn’t help but notice some similarities that suzanne collins laid out between coriolanus and lucy gray,,,
we all know that lucy gray lived by her charm as she said in her songs, but, as Coriolanus said himself on page 15,,,
“…his only real currency was charm”
so maybe coriolanus wasn’t in love. maybe lucy gray wasn’t either. maybe what drew them to each other was the charm that they both shared and presented as a front to anyone else,, and even though that love wasn’t exactly real, they saw past each other’s pretences for who they really were.
goddamn ms collins you’ve done it again.