Symbol of purity and sensuality, fertility and abundance, humility and modesty. The strawberry's fruit is made the symbol of perfect goodness because of its delicious flavor and fragrance. Strawberries have been associated with goodness and purity in Christian history. The strawberry was once believed to be a holy symbol of the Virgin Mary. In paintings of Mary, many artists used strawberries in the detail of the picture or as border.
Strawberries also symbolize love, happiness, and success. The shape of a strawberry is usually in the shape of a heart, giving it its love symbol. Also, green means eternal, or eternity, so sometimes a strawberry can mean eternal love, happiness, or success.
Strawberries are also sweet, they might symbolize sweet personality, kindness, and childhood.
As well as love, happiness, and success, they also represent good fortune, though this is ironic in the Hunger Games.
- In The Hunger Games
Strawberries represent righteous, modesty, good and perfection. Katniss collects strawberries worth a bit on reaping day with Gale (implying that Katniss may have had something more for Gale). The mayor of District 12 has a fondness of strawberries (showing that the mayor is not evil).