Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some Thoughts On The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (film)
The Hunger Games (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who did you have to kill when you became an adult? 

We spend years battling various parts of our personalities during our formative years.  We decide which personalities 'work' for us and which ones have to die.

And then we execute the ones we don't want.  Painfully and at great cost.

I think that is one of the reasons that The Hunger Games resonates so deeply.

Of course, the people we choose not to be never really die. 

They are very often resurrected in later life. 

(This blog in which I actually express opinions is an example.)

But at the time we don't know that.

Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist in The Hunger Games, is a mythical figure.

She lives in a world that is enslaved by the spiritually dead who live in a place called "The Capital'.

(Anybody remember the social upheaval of the sixties?  Same idea, different crowd.)

To survive she must kill a number of other children during the nationally televised 'Hunger Games'.

It isn't a warm and comfy read.

But being a teenager isn't a warm and comfy time either. 

It is fascinating to see which personalities have to die and which ones she keeps (or tries to keep).

And one last note.

The story takes place in a post apocalyptic USA.

I kept wondering what was going on in Canada.

There's just gotta be a joke about that out there somewhere.

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