Is there any way that HG could really happen?

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Is there any way that HG could really happen?

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1lib_girl
toukokuu 26, 2011, 7:23pm

So how likely is this plot? I mean, it's based on reality TV, right? They make contestants in reality TV shows compete against each other to survive the competition and become the winner. While they don't kill anyone, they have no problem spreading lies about their rivals or trying to gain an edge any way they can. So...how close are we to having a similar type of reality TV?

2emmylikesbooks
heinäkuu 16, 2011, 1:13am

You could jump back and say the Hunger Games have already happened back in Rome with the Colosseum. That was totally the reality TV of those days, and it involved a fight to the death, but I don't think it involved children. You'd have to check back on that.

As for today, I'm not sure. I'd like to think that we'd never go that far with our entertainment, but there's always a chance.

3FantasyGirl2
heinäkuu 19, 2011, 1:45pm

It could still happen. At the reaping, the major reads the history of Panem and we discover that everything came as a result of countless natural disasters. Right now? We are headed pretty fast for that stage, and the global warming is building up. So yes, it could happen.

4emmylikesbooks
heinäkuu 19, 2011, 10:05pm

I'm not sure if the natural disasters alone would lead to the same course of events that ended up being the Hunger Games.

Yeah, we do have a lot of natural disasters and if they get bad enough I do think that the world would split itself up into districts like Panem to make the best use of the natural resources. I also think it's possible that we could have something similar to the Hunger Games, but I don't think that you need one to have the other.

5emmylikesbooks
heinäkuu 19, 2011, 10:06pm

But then again, you may be right. It might take civilization being that far gone before anyone decides to throw a bunch of kids in an arena to fight to the death.

(Sorry I thought of that literally as I posted the last one.)

6sarahy
elokuu 21, 2011, 5:27pm

me being me- wouldn't it be illegal to have the hunger games become a reality? i doubt that you can actually pick a random child and force them to kill others.....

7Mariah7
elokuu 22, 2011, 5:52pm

i think we are saying if the world like totally changed. things would be different.

8sarahy
elokuu 22, 2011, 6:49pm

definitely. although that is a kind of implied thing when you say if it totally changed.... then nothing would be the same

9Mariah7
elokuu 25, 2011, 10:45am

well obviously.

10madigajm
joulukuu 4, 2011, 1:13am

I think the point of the post is that the world would not have to totally change. Considering where we are already in society, unfortunately not a lot would have to change for the hunger games to become a reality. Just look at the new Fear Factor show that is coming back on. The original one started losing viewers because all the stunts had been done, so they decide to revamp it and push the envelope on what they can get people to do. If we keep pushing that envelope eventually what could come of it?

11read_books
tammikuu 27, 2012, 7:11am

But weren't the H G a result of the uprising? So maybe there would be no "need" to have the H G. But maybe the HG will happen for a different reason. I hope not!!! (However fantastic the books may be!)

12Mariah7
tammikuu 27, 2012, 2:11pm

>10 madigajm: fear factor is voluntary. i don think we could compare fear factor to the HG.

13madigajm
syyskuu 7, 2012, 2:28pm

While I agree somewhat what I am saying is that the world wouldn't have to completely change, just push the envelope a little further.

And I think you can compare HG to Fear Factor. If a "Fear Factor" type show got to the point where people were volunteering to battle to the death for an audience on live tv, would it be so different than the HG? While maybe not as bad (no kids, not forced to do it, and so on) I think it is pretty much the same thing, and may lead to HG type events in third world areas where things might be a little more hard core. Just a thought.

14authorspalace
lokakuu 13, 2012, 7:48pm

The HG has happened before. Just back in the old days, HG was called the Gladiators. The Gladiators would fight to the death, were forced to fight to the death. Just like the HG. They were forced to fight against their own will. The winner would become a free man in the old days. In the HG, the winner would receive enough food and would, in a sense, become "free", as free as they could ever be.

15lauren_bookwormie13
joulukuu 4, 2012, 9:19pm

Well, I guess you could put a bunch a people in a raffle and stuff, but where in the United States would we have an arena THAT big? I mean isn't that called war?

16hellosis
helmikuu 7, 2013, 11:42pm

that musst be against some kind of law
and just checking no one WANTS it to happen right?

17hyper13
helmikuu 10, 2013, 2:04pm

#16: Gosh, no way!

#14: Yes, the Gladiators was a lot similar to HG, although didn't that usually occur one on one? HG involved 24 kids, all against each other, right? (IF I did my math right :D)

18luna_lovegood
helmikuu 13, 2013, 5:12pm

#17 yeah. Plus, they werent KIDS

19hyper13
helmikuu 13, 2013, 8:50pm

Ha ha very true!

20justjukka
helmikuu 13, 2013, 9:53pm

Depends on how you define children.  We only see 25 and better in gladiator movies, but back in ye olde times, you were an adult at 15 and ready for war (ready or not) or married off and pregnant with children of your own.

21luna_lovegood
helmikuu 23, 2013, 9:17pm

also there were no gamemakers... you vs. others not you vs. the arena

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