by Kinley Oliver
Welcome Back Bookworms!!!
Calling all you bookworms. Today it’s book talk time! We’re back to talk books! Today we’ll be theorizing The Hunger Games series. So yes, it contains spoilers!!!
WARNING: THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS TO HUNGER GAMES, CATCHING FIRE, AND MOCKINGJAY
So for today's Booktalk, we will be talking about the three Hunger Game books. Our first theory is that Foxface actually ate the poisonous plant on purpose. During all of the training Foxface was able to match all of the poisonous plants and clearly had knowledge of the plants she’d be surrounded by. “Foxface clearly didn’t plan on being the girl on fire. She had the wherewithal to realize she couldn’t just openly defy the Capitol like Katniss Everdeen later would. She saw Peeta picking the berries and realized it was her way out” (Bradley).
The next theory is that another reason for the hunger games. The Capitol wanted to kill all of the young citizens of Panem that appeared strong willed and seem like they might start a rebellion. So that's why there is only one winner. That winner would be pretty free and have plenty of food and money for their family, so they’d be satisfied. They’d no longer have a problem. They give anybody that puts their name in for the Hunger Games (more than required) food, proving that the people with their names in it the most are in need for the most food and are being treated badly, so they are most likely to think that Panem’s system is not fair.
“My theory is that this group's involvement in Katniss's life goes much further back than this plan; They aren't just using Katniss as a symbol of revolution; they purposely crafted her, from a very young age, to be a symbol, with the express goal of starting a revolution” (Fandom). So this theory is one of the most interesting. It is that Katniss’s father and Madge’s mother decided to create a symbol of rebellion through their kids. They decided Katniss was the best candidate and basically was raised for the Mockingjay position. Fandom says, “ We know Madge's mother is married to the mayor of District 12, has mysterious headaches during which she sees no one for days, and had a twin sister die in a previous Hunger Games. This reveals a motive for trying to bring down the Capitol (her sister's death), as well as a suspicious closeness to power (her marriage) and behavior that could conceal secret activity.” It would make sense for Madge’s mother to avenge the death of her sister, by well...starting a rebellion. And Katniss’s father was a poacher so he was obviously courageous and didn’t mind breaking some rules to help people, he would be willing to start a rebellion and maybe even train his daughter to fight back. I mean from a young age Katniss was breaking the rules by going into the forest and getting food.
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed The Hunger Games theories!
Thanks for reading!!! :D:D