this is so true and i think if katniss really thought about it she would feel bad at least a little bit for the way she treated her mom when she was depressed over her dad dying I mean I know that she should have taken care of them but her father was everything to her mother she gave up the life she had to live with him and raise a family in poorer conditions because she loved him and then everything that made her so willing to live through whatever was gone he was like her canary that stopped singing and it just took her a while longer to get out of the mine than expected
Rue saw the Mockingjay on Katniss in the arena from the trees above. Although Katniss never knew, Rue kept a close eye over her, for to Rue, Katniss signified home. The Mockingjay pin allowed her to remember the orchard and the birds - Mockingjays to be precise - she depended upon. Katniss was Rue’s safe harbour, and although she couldn’t explain why, she knew Katniss wouldn’t kill her. After all, your own home wouldn’t destroy you.
So when Katniss became Rue’s ally, Rue was happy. Because for a brief moment of time she was home. And when she finally did die, she died in the arms of a familiar place. The arms of, Katniss. Home.