History Literature / TheHungerGames

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.
17th Jan '17 12:49:27 PM callsignecho
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* FridgeHorror: [[InUniverse As Katniss]] sings a song by her father called "The Hanging Tree", she realizes, many years after first hearing it, that the point-of-view character is the guy who was hanged there. [[invoked]]

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* FridgeHorror: FridgeHorror:
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[[InUniverse As Katniss]] sings a song by her father called "The Hanging Tree", she realizes, many years after first hearing it, that the point-of-view character is the guy who was hanged there. [[invoked]][[invoked]]
** The realization dawns on Katniss that if her father had not taught her to hunt before he died, she could have found herself at the door of the lecherous local Peacekeeper, trading favors to feed her family, as she had seen many other teenage girls do in their desperation. This also puts his seemingly harmless flirtations toward her into a different, uglier context.



** The Capitol itself could also be seen as this -- for somewhere that is supposedly very privileged, we see several people willing to risk their lives to escape. The fact that [[spoiler: Seneca Crane was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]]] implies at least a very restrictive society, where [[BigBrotherIsWatching you're watched constantly]] and not toeing the line has terrible consequences. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie actually says 'That sort of thinking it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely.'

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** We come to see as the series progresses that The Capitol itself could also be seen as this -- for somewhere that is supposedly very privileged, we see several people willing to risk their lives to escape. The fact that not the {{Utopia}} Katniss thought it was. [[spoiler: Seneca Crane Crane]] was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]]] implies at least a very restrictive society, where [[BigBrotherIsWatching you're watched constantly]] and not toeing the line has terrible consequences. job]]. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie actually says 'That Effie's frightened comment--"That sort of thinking 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.
15th Jan '17 11:02:29 PM FlyingSaucer
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* ActOfTrueLoveStalemate: Peeta and Katniss make something of a habit of this. Summed up well [[http://papofglencoe.tumblr.com/post/145966367449/normal-couples-you-hang-up-the-phone-no-you here]].

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* ActOfTrueLoveStalemate: Peeta and Katniss make something of a habit of this.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]].
15th Jan '17 6:36:28 PM Evighet
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** Katniss herself appears to be [[spoiler:Peeta-sexual, showing no sexual interest in any other man during the course of the novels (including Gale, whom she finds attractive but not arousing) and begins a lifelong relationship with Peeta around the age of eighteen]].
15th Jan '17 6:14:49 AM FlyingSaucer
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* ActOfTrueLoveStalemate: Peeta and Katniss make something of a habit of this. Summed up well [[http://papofglencoe.tumblr.com/post/145966367449/normal-couples-you-hang-up-the-phone-no-you here]].
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