reply to post by Mijamija
I only read the first book, and at least for the next couple of years, every non-reader who is exposed to the story through this film will only
experience the first story, so I am analyzing it from that point of view. There is no character transition in the first book/film.
However, from what I have heard about how the story works out over the course of the trilogy, you may very well be correct. I think the author had a
positive intent and message, most of them do. I would only wonder what the catalyst of suffering ends up being a catalyst for. Rebellion against an
oppressive government, in and of itself, is not necessarily a good thing. You regularly hear about African nations rebelling against a dictator only
to have the new rebel government behave just as badly as the old one.
From a spiritual perspective I think internal, heart rebellion (committing to behave lovingly towards both your oppressors and your fellow oppressees)
is a better lesson to learn than external, violent rebellion. That is what I wish stories like The Hunger Games would show. In fact....
Originally posted by DOLCOTT
It seems the control is gradually being tightened. My suggestion is to protect yourself, buy a gun even if you despise them. If society breaksdown
those who cannot protect themselves will be the first to go.
...wouldn't it really be easier and better to simply let yourself be one of the first to go? Unless you are an atheistic/agnostic, wouldn't it be
preferable to submit to being killed, take the first flight back to your heavenly home, rather than continuing to be forced to play the animalistic
game of survival?
What would have happened if Katniss just stood there, never picked up a weapon, let them kill her if they really wanted to? Worst case scenario: she
gets her death over with right away and goes home without having anyone else's blood on her hands. Best case scenario: the other 23 kids get the
message and lay down their weapons and just like that, the control matrix is broken without a drop of blood being shed.
TPTB can only control you by making you afraid of things.
If you're afraid of nothing, not even death, you win.