History Literature / TheHungerGames

24th Jan '18 4:37:15 AM Cryoclaste
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** We come to see as the series progresses that The Capitol is not the {{Utopia}} Katniss thought it was. [[spoiler: Seneca Crane]] was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie's frightened comment--"That sort of thinking...it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely."--implies a ''NineteenEightyFour''-esque society where their lives are physically comfortable, but people live in fear because thought, word, and deed are policed by the State...and free-thinkers are punished in terrible ways.

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** We come to see as the series progresses that The Capitol is not the {{Utopia}} Katniss thought it was. [[spoiler: Seneca Crane]] was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie's frightened comment--"That sort of thinking...it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely."--implies a ''NineteenEightyFour''-esque ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''-esque society where their lives are physically comfortable, but people live in fear because thought, word, and deed are policed by the State...and free-thinkers are punished in terrible ways.
20th Jan '18 6:24:10 PM Seanette
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* NotSoSToic: At the climax of the first book, [[spoiler:Claudius, the ''announcer''. Booming, "Stop! Stop!" directly to the Tributes was not supposed to be in his vocabulary.]]

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* NotSoSToic: NotSoStoic: At the climax of the first book, [[spoiler:Claudius, the ''announcer''. Booming, "Stop! Stop!" directly to the Tributes was not supposed to be in his vocabulary.]]
23rd Dec '17 10:51:20 AM 8BrickMario
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* NecessarilyEvil: The war-ending plot, seen from two different perspectives. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like the Capitol views the deaths of children by their own weaponry as a necessary evil to lure in and kill rebel medics with a second attack, but it turns out that the deaths of the rebel medics were the necessary evil for 13 to frame Snow for the attack with the enemy's equipment and ruin all faith in the Capitol.]]
17th Nov '17 1:02:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Katniss kills [[spoiler:President Coin after realising she and Snow weren't NotSoDifferent]].

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** Katniss kills [[spoiler:President Coin after realising she and Snow weren't were NotSoDifferent]].
31st Aug '17 10:47:19 AM butterflygrrl
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* MagicalNegro: Rue.
20th Aug '17 8:31:43 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The media tends to treat the series as ''{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. The actors have made a point of downplaying the love triangle by answering "Team Peeta or Team Gale?" with "[[TakeAThirdOption Team Katniss]]."
2nd Aug '17 2:54:52 PM razorrozar7
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* ConsummateLiar: [[spoiler:Haymitch]], Snow, [[spoiler:Coin]], Johanna, and Peeta. Snow however is a slight deconstruction in that, he might lie, but the only thing he is ever truthful with is whenever he makes a promise. [[spoiler:Coin]], on the other hand, definitely qualifies.

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* ConsummateLiar: [[spoiler:Haymitch]], Snow, [[spoiler:Coin]], Johanna, and Peeta. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Snow however is a slight deconstruction in that, he might lie, but the only thing he is ever truthful with is whenever he makes an exception: he never breaks a promise.promise]]. [[spoiler:Coin]], on the other hand, definitely qualifies.
6th Jun '17 11:42:21 AM LtFedora
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** Johanna's first ''two'' appearances are naked. Partly because Jo '''knows'' it makes the virginal Katniss uncomfortable.

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** Johanna's first ''two'' appearances are naked. Partly because Jo '''knows'' ''knows'' it makes the virginal Katniss uncomfortable.
13th Mar '17 10:58:18 AM WaterBlap
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* ActOfTrueLoveStalemate: Peeta and Katniss make something of a habit of this -- they argue multiple times over the trilogy about who gets to sacrifice themselves so the other can make it out alive. Summed up well [[http://papofglencoe.tumblr.com/post/145966367449/normal-couples-you-hang-up-the-phone-no-you here]].
17th Jan '17 1:04:57 PM callsignecho
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* JailBaitWait: Implied when Katniss asks Gale why he waited so long to make a move, after he claimed to have had feelings for her from the moment they met ("You were eleven years old, Katniss!"). It's doubtful Panem has well-enforced statutory limits on age-of-consent--there are many examples to the contrary--but cultural norms still seem to frown on too great an age disparity.



** One of the meanings of "Rue" is "regret." [[spoiler:Her death haunts Katniss, who failed to protect her.]]

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** One of the meanings of "Rue" is "regret." [[spoiler:Her death haunts Katniss, who failed to protect her.]] her]] and those in power probably rue the day she was chosen for the arena.



* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat: The Hunger Games themselves. 74 years after the complete obliteration of a District that tried to play LaResistance to the Panem government, once a year, 24 kids are horrifically slaughtered in an InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath to show everybody who's the boss. The one kid that survives is turned into a celebrity: obviously turning him into a living example of this.

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* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat: The Hunger Games themselves. 74 years after the complete obliteration of a District that tried to play LaResistance to the Panem government, once a year, 24 23 kids are horrifically slaughtered in an InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath to show everybody who's the boss. The one kid that survives is turned into a celebrity: obviously turning him into a living example of this.
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