History YMMV / TheHungerGames

12th Aug '16 12:23:54 AM rufusluciusivan
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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three Districts immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter.[[note]]Although, to be totally fair, it's implied that the Capitol forbids the Districts to train their tributes. The Capitol let 1, 2 and 4 do it because it's an adept of the "divide and rule" tactic. By allowing these three Districts to have an advantage over the others, the Capitol was fueling jealousy and hatred towards the "Carrier Districts" in the "Non-Carrier Districts" to prevent an alliance, just like in the last war. Also, by making 1,2 and 4 "privileged" compared to the other Districts, the Capitol hoped that they would think twice before rebelling, as they had more to lose.[[/note]] It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.

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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three Districts immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter.[[note]]Although, to be totally fair, it's implied that the Capitol forbids the Districts to train their tributes. The Capitol let 1, 2 and 4 do it because it's an adept of the "divide and rule" tactic. By allowing these three Districts to have an advantage over the others, the Capitol was fueling jealousy and hatred towards the "Carrier Districts" in the "Non-Carrier "non-Carrier Districts" to prevent an alliance, just like the Districts did in the last war. Also, by making 1,2 and 4 "privileged" compared to the other Districts, the Capitol hoped that they would think twice before rebelling, as they had more to lose.[[/note]] It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.
12th Aug '16 12:22:23 AM rufusluciusivan
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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three Districts immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter. It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.

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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three Districts immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter. [[note]]Although, to be totally fair, it's implied that the Capitol forbids the Districts to train their tributes. The Capitol let 1, 2 and 4 do it because it's an adept of the "divide and rule" tactic. By allowing these three Districts to have an advantage over the others, the Capitol was fueling jealousy and hatred towards the "Carrier Districts" in the "Non-Carrier Districts" to prevent an alliance, just like in the last war. Also, by making 1,2 and 4 "privileged" compared to the other Districts, the Capitol hoped that they would think twice before rebelling, as they had more to lose.[[/note]] It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.
31st Jul '16 10:11:36 AM rufusluciusivan
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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter. It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.

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** All of our information on the motivations of the Career tributes comes from Katniss' very sheltered understanding. Furthermore, two of the three Districts immediately joined the rebellion (and the third was sitting right next to a literal mountain of peacekeepers). It's not hard to imagine a more sympathetic narrative for them: they train their children to survive in the games, and use volunteers to make sure that the children sent have the best chance of survival. Meanwhile, the non-Career Districts stand by and let 12-year-olds be marched to slaughter. It's true they may be brutal, but the alternative is just to wait the Games out, and Katniss acknowledged that if their food ran out the advantage flipped to the poorer districts.
31st Jul '16 10:08:29 AM rufusluciusivan
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** In th 74th Hunger Games, Seneca Crane's and the Gamemakers' decision to give Katniss an 11. Was it their way to reward her boldness? Or was it a way to punish her for shooting an arrow near them, by making her the prime target of the Careers?
26th Jul '16 3:42:38 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.
10th Jul '16 9:52:22 PM AnneOfCleves
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** [[spoiler: Foxface]]'s death. Many people suspect it was no accident but a deliberate suicide. Since [[spoiler: she knew she was no match for the remaining three tributes]], they opt for the quickest, most painless way to go and did it in a way that their family at home wouldn't get in any trouble. The first movie throws more credence out there, showing [[spoiler: Foxface whizzing through a plant identification test during the training scenes]].

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** [[spoiler: Foxface]]'s death. Many people suspect it was no accident but a deliberate suicide. Since [[spoiler: she knew she was no match for the remaining three tributes]], they opt she opts for the quickest, most painless way to go and did it in a way that their her family at home wouldn't get in any trouble. The first movie throws more credence out there, showing [[spoiler: Foxface whizzing through a plant identification test during the training scenes]].
18th Jun '16 8:55:12 PM rjd1922
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the first book, Katniss temporarily becomes deaf in one ear due to an explosion. During the filming of an underwater scene in ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', her actress Jennifer Lawrence punctured her eardrum and couldn't hear out of one ear for months.
10th Apr '16 10:32:03 PM Tropershaped
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** Mrs. Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'':[[spoiler:A former broken bird who finally fought through the loss of her husband and younger daughter to restart her life training new healers, or a current broken bird who abandons her daughter - her last living relative, a psychologically and physically damaged teenage girl who had to pick up the slack when Mr. Everdeen died - and leaves her to fend for herself]].


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** Mrs. Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'':[[spoiler:A former broken bird who finally fought through the loss of her husband and younger daughter to restart her life training new healers, or a current broken bird who abandons her daughter - her last living relative, a psychologically and physically damaged teenage girl who had to pick up the slack when Mr. Everdeen died - and leaves her to fend for herself]].
10th Apr '16 10:30:34 PM Tropershaped
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** Mrs. Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'':[[spoiler:A former broken bird who finally fought through the loss of her husband and younger daughter to restart her life training new healers, or a current broken bird who abandons her daughter - her last living relative, a psychologically and physically damaged teenage girl who had to pick up the slack when Mr. Everdeen died - and leaves her to fend for herself]].
9th Apr '16 10:51:35 PM Josef5678
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Hearing "Panem", [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120409072152AAKJDdA thinking]] "Series/PanAm", and [[http://victorsvillage.com/2011/10/17/dos-and-donts-for-the-hunger-games-superfan/ photoshopping the result]].
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