Questions tagged [the-hunger-games]

For questions about the series known as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Use in conjunction with [suzanne-collins].

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What did Suzanne Collins base the Hunger Games on?

Authors tend to pull a lot of ideas or write stories based on other works. After reading the novel Battle Royal, I saw lots of similarities between it and the Hunger Games. Do we know of anything that ...
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Meaning of President "Coin" in the Hunger Games books?

My impression was that the name Coin is meaningful as opposed to arbitrary. My thoughts on the meaning so far are: "Other side of the same coin" in that Coin represents the good guys, but ...
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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

Related: How much weight should we give authors' declarations of their intent after the fact? Just to give a concrete example of what I'm asking about, I'm thinking in particular about The Hunger ...
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Moral of the Hunger Games Trilogy

In the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy, several things happen which make me think that the moral (or conclusion) of the story is that things never change. The Hunger Games are to continue, just ...
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What can we learn from this character's death in "Mockingjay", out of universe?

At the end of Mockingjay, dies. What can we learn from their death? What does this teach us, from an out of universe point of view?
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How did they plan the conspiracy against the Capitol given mass surveilance?

The books and movies strongly imply that President Snow was using mass surveillance (e.g. When he revealed that he knew about Katniss and Gale having kissed). Between that, President Snow's paranoia, ...
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How does Effie Trinket's name relate to how she is portrayed throughout the series?

Merriam-Webster defines Trinket like this: 1: a small ornament (such as a jewel or ring) 2: a small article of equipment 3: a thing of little value How does Effie Trinket's name - either ...
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Are Tigris in The Hunger Games and Tigris in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes the same person?

In Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games series, there is a minor character named Tigris. She is the owner of a shop in which Katniss and her team of soldiers take refuge during the assault ...
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Does Gale have a sadistic streak, or is he merely willing to be ruthless?

There are two particular incidents that I was thinking of in particular. First was his comment to Katniss prior to the first Hunger Games that killing people in the Arena wasn't really all that ...
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What parallels can be drawn between Hunger Games characters and their classical namesakes?

In the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, the minor character of "Cinna the poet" is brutally killed by an angry mob who mistake him for Cinna the conspirator. When he protests, "I am Cinna the poet", ...
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Did Plutarch Heavensbee actually not know the details of the Quarter Quell?

At one point in the book, Plutarch Heavensbee claims that he didn't know that Katniss was going back into the Games. This would seem very odd if true, especially given that he was the Head Gamemaker ...
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Does the Capitol's influence extend beyond the United States?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes contains the following passage: "Did I ever go to District Two?" Maude Ivory asked. "No, baby, that's out west. The Covey stayed more east," ...
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Was Snow still following his morality in the Hunger Games series?

Related: Why does Tigris call Coriolanus Snow a "good person"? The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes contains the following: Coriolanus felt disconnected from their "romantic notions"...