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The Hunger Games (Book Review)

The Hunger Games (Book Review)

Book Review

The Hunger Games

In The Hunger Games original trilogy, I think Peeta is a symbol for hope and Gale a symbol for pure survivalism. When you look at it that way, the story seems more beautiful & makes sense why Katniss is so torn between them.

In the first book: Peeta as hope goes into the first Games begrudgingly, she tries to kill it, it saves her, and ultimately she decides she can’t go on without it.

In the second book: Hope lives next door, rather awkwardly because she pretends she has it when she doesn’t really. Hope caused problems for them unintentionally during their tour of districts, and it went with her into the second Games–at which point she was willing to lay down her very life so hope could live on.

In the last book: The Capital nearly destroys hope, it nearly kills her, and for a time Katniss thinks she wouldn’t mind if it dies. Ultimately, after some restoration, she finds she can’t live without it and she keeps it forever.

When you think about the books–or movies–in this way, it brings up several interesting questions: Do we deserve hope? Is it dangerous? Is it worth it?

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts!

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