History Literature / TheHungerGames

28th Sep '16 8:07:40 PM PaulA
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* FirstPersonSnarker: Katniss.


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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Capitol and the districts.
21st Sep '16 1:34:12 PM ztyran
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* JustifiedCriminal: Katniss, Gale, and the few others who illegally hunt since it's one of their few methods of survival.
18th Sep '16 8:44:58 AM ztyran
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* FallenStatesofAmerica: The Nations of North America and possibly the rest of the world have been gone for at least 175 years. The United States and its Republic are even noted.

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* FallenStatesofAmerica: FallenStatesOfAmerica: The Nations of North America and possibly the rest of the world have been gone for at least 175 years. The United States and its Republic are even noted.
17th Sep '16 8:11:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* PropagandaHero: Katniss' formidable fighting skill is entirely overshadowed by the sympathy she draws from the populace. Both sides try to exaggerate and embellish her reputation--inventing star-crossed romances and so forth--and both meet with mixed results due to her bitter, taciturn, rebellious, survivalist-but-self-sacrificing nature...[[{{Deconstruction}} which is why the people truly love her]].
26th Jul '16 3:43:09 AM lalaTKG
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* FollowTheLeader: A common criticism among bloggers is the fact that the storyline is supposedly identical to ''Literature/BattleRoyale,'' another book following children in a fight to the death.



** In the second book, [[spoiler: the Quarter Quell involves bringing back victor from previous Hunger Games to compete in a sort of "all-stars" version of the Games. Naturally, Katniss assumes that means that the victors - some of whom are friends, even close - will either have to turn on each other or die. Instead, a group of tributes - who are also underground rebels - end up shattering the forcefield around the arena and getting saved by District 13's forces.]]

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** In the second book, [[spoiler: the Quarter Quell involves bringing back victor victors from previous Hunger Games to compete in a sort of "all-stars" version of the Games. Naturally, Katniss assumes that means that the victors - some of whom are friends, even close - will either have to turn on each other or die. Instead, a group of tributes - who are also underground rebels - end up shattering the forcefield around the arena and getting saved by District 13's forces.]]
24th Jul '16 2:15:03 AM lalaTKG
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* FallenStatesofAmerica: The Nations of North America and possibly the rest of the world have been gone for at least 175 years. The United States and it's Republic are even noted.

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* FallenStatesofAmerica: The Nations of North America and possibly the rest of the world have been gone for at least 175 years. The United States and it's its Republic are even noted.



* HumanResources: Near the end of the first book, Katniss realizes that Muttations, the genetically engineered monsters that attack the surviving tributes, were somehow created from the dead tributes. In the book, the muttations have the same hair color and eyes as the tributes they were created from. In the movie, the correspondence is much subtler. They all look like brown dog-wolves, but their CGI facial expressions are based on the actors who played the tributes.

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* HumanResources: Near the end of the first book, Katniss realizes that Muttations, the genetically engineered monsters that attack the surviving tributes, were somehow created from the dead tributes. In the book, the muttations Muttations have the same hair color and eyes as the tributes they were created from. In the movie, the correspondence is much subtler. They all look like brown dog-wolves, but their CGI facial expressions are based on the actors who played the tributes.



** Some of this might be justified, though. For one, her expensive clothes were given as a result of being in/winning the games, after which she was helping her starving neighbors more directly with her wealth. She also only ever killed (at first) in defense, though she might have become a bit hardened later (and Johanna ''is'' a particulary unpleasant Jerkass). Last, she threw out the cookies because it would be harder to kill Peeta with such a kindness on her mind, and besides, where she was going, a few cookies wouldn't be missed by anyone.

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** Some of this might be justified, though. For one, her expensive clothes were given as a result of being in/winning the games, after which she was helping her starving neighbors more directly with her wealth. She also only ever killed (at first) in defense, though she might have become a bit hardened later (and Johanna ''is'' a particulary particularly unpleasant Jerkass). Last, she threw out the cookies because it would be harder to kill Peeta with such a kindness on her mind, and besides, where she was going, a few cookies wouldn't be missed by anyone.



* IdiotBall: Katniss and Peeta toss this back and forth in the first book: [[spoiler: Katniss for not picking up on Peeta's crush, and Peeta for assuming her reciprocation was real.]] Katniss seems to be very bad at reading people, [[spoiler: and Peeta announced his crush on national television. Even if this led to improved sponsor chances, the other contestants would undoubtedly pick up on this and use it to their advantage.]] Cinna, Haymitch and Effie all tell Katniss that her high score after firing an arrow at the Gamemasters is a good thing, no one seems to notice the big ol' bullseye on her back that this stunt grants her. And at times Katniss seems to be clutching this ball rather firmly for someone who's quite familiar with nature. The fact that she isn't the least bit peturbed by the monkeys' initial behaviour is silly. Even if she wasn't familiar with monkeys, she knows how animals behave, and she knows that the gamemakers stick 'mutts' into the games. Not hard to work out there's something sinister about them. In ''Catching Fire'', when Plutarch goes out of his way to show her his fancy pocket watch, and makes some rather pointed statements regarding it and time in general. It doesn't occur to her until much later that he was trying to drop her a hint about something. And it apparently never occurs to her that [[spoiler: the Mockingjay hologram inside the watch is an indication that he's a member of LaResistance]].

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* IdiotBall: Katniss and Peeta toss this back and forth in the first book: [[spoiler: Katniss for not picking up on Peeta's crush, and Peeta for assuming her reciprocation was real.]] Katniss seems to be very bad at reading people, [[spoiler: and Peeta announced his crush on national television. Even if this led to improved sponsor chances, the other contestants would undoubtedly pick up on this and use it to their advantage.]] Cinna, Haymitch and Effie all tell Katniss that her high score after firing an arrow at the Gamemasters is a good thing, no one seems to notice the big ol' bullseye on her back that this stunt grants her. And at times Katniss seems to be clutching this ball rather firmly for someone who's quite familiar with nature. The fact that she isn't the least bit peturbed by the monkeys' initial behaviour behavior is silly. Even if she wasn't familiar with monkeys, she knows how animals behave, and she knows that the gamemakers stick 'mutts' into the games. Not hard to work out there's something sinister about them. In ''Catching Fire'', when Plutarch goes out of his way to show her his fancy pocket watch, and makes some rather pointed statements regarding it and time in general. It doesn't occur to her until much later that he was trying to drop her a hint about something. And it apparently never occurs to her that [[spoiler: the Mockingjay hologram inside the watch is an indication that he's a member of LaResistance]].



* {{Phobia}}: [[spoiler:Johanna]] develops a fear of water after being tortured with drowning / electrocution, to the point that she rarely showers and hesitates to even walk outside when it's raining

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* {{Phobia}}: [[spoiler:Johanna]] develops a fear of water after being tortured with drowning / electrocution, to the point that she rarely showers and hesitates to even walk outside when it's rainingraining.
24th Jun '16 12:46:03 PM katrinahood
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* SkyFace: A killed tribute is "honored" by having their face projected against the sky. Given the setting, this is likely deliberately invoking the trope.
25th May '16 5:32:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: After spending a life watching The Hunger Games, Peeta knows what storylines will excite the audience, and uses it to his advantage. [[spoiler: He also admits he suspected all along that the Gamemakers would never let two people survive the arena]]. Katniss, by contrast, has GenreBlindness.
* GenreShift: ''Mockingjay'' abandons the Games entirely, [[BrokenBase breaking the base]] as it does so.
** Not necessarily, as several times in the book, Katniss states outright that as far as she's concerned, the Quarter Quell never actually ended, and that the [[spoiler: attack on the Capitol]] is simply a continuation. Plus [[spoiler: there's also the momentary promise of a revenge Games at the end, though it never appears to play out]].



* HannibalLecture: Katniss' last conversation with President Snow. [[spoiler: She decides HannibalHasAPoint]].

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* HannibalLecture: Katniss' last conversation with President Snow. [[spoiler: She decides HannibalHasAPoint]].VillainHasAPoint]].
2nd May '16 3:51:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WhiteKnighting: Gale subtly blames Katniss of being a female version. The only way for a man to get noticed by her is to suffer so terribly that she feels obliged to tend and care for them.
25th Apr '16 3:56:12 AM CasWarner
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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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