The Hunger Games theme ideas??? I was wondering what everyone's personal thoughts of the theme or central idea for "The Hunger Games" is. Just trying to find a prime example of the message you can get out of this book and reasons why. I know there are many different themes, what are your personal thoughts? Any ideas? I would appreciate the help. Thanks!

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One possible theme could be the affect of reality TV on an individual and a culture. Because the Hunger Games are closely televised, they are very much like a reality TV show that the people of the capitol become enthralled with. Cameras are in the contestants' faces at all times, there is no privacy, and they have to take part in interviews- just like a reality TV show. It's important, as well, to think about what Suzanne Collins was trying to say about the culture with these novels.

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This novel certainly illustrates the theme of perseverance and self-reliance. These are qualities that Katniss demonstrates well before the Games begin, and then serve her well in her quest to survive the Hunger Games and help those she can along the way.

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For me a major theme is sacrifice. You have to be willing to sacrifice for someone else, or for an idea bigger than yourself. Sometimes we give up what we want, or our freedom or life, for the benefit of others. For example, taking someone else's place.
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Outside of the typical ones given, I would suggest that a major theme (for me) is trust in one's self. While the theme of self-realization is close, there are too many times where Katniss questions herself and her actions. So, I think that this is one theme which needs more discussion.

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