Why did the Hunger Games series escalate so quickly?

In the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, it was about competition. In the Mocking Jay, it was against resisting government power. The Hunger Games was only mentioned at Coin's meeting when she wanted one with the Capitols children, but was killed off. What was that supposed to do with the series? Harry Potter was first with magic but started to get more violent as the series continued, but it still had magic in it. Why did the Hunger Games trilogy escalate so quickly?

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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    One might challenge your claim that The Hunger Games and Catching Fire were about competition by pointing out that even in THG Katniss opposes the "system" by her move of threatening to commit suicide together with Peeta.

    One might say that THG shows how the Capitol keeps the districts in check by forcing them to participate in the Hunger Games. In the end of THG Katniss plays the system. In CF the opposition becomes more prominent to the point that the Games are aborted. Finally, in MJ the resistance has turned into a veritable civil war.

    That said, what do you expect? Had Collins written seven books, each covering another year with another round of Games, the series would have become repetitive and, perhaps, boring. How could she have kept the focus on Katniss? Having her compete in a second HG using the Quarter Quell device is probably acceptable to most readers; Katniss' participation in several more HG would have been ridiculous.

    I think that Collins didn't want to tell the same story over and over. Other authors might have chosen another plot development but this is Collins' story so she can do with it what she wants.

    I don't think that the series escalates too quickly. The society presented in the series is a dictatorship where the districts have been suppressed for a long time. Katniss' actions serve as a catalyst, resulting in an open confrontation with Snow and the regime. One may not like where the story goes but after the disastrous outcome of the third Quarter Quell Games described in CF, there have to be consequences. Another couple of books with business (read: Games) as usual wouldn't have been credible, don't you think?

    Well, that's just my ideas. Feel free to disagree! :-)

  • 4 years ago

    too good

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    no

  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    The books describe a revolt against a violent and oppressive government. The Games are just a symptom of that oppression, not the central feature of the story.

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  • 4 years ago

    it wasn't quick was actually a long time just condensed into 3 books

  • phoebe
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    District 13 had been hiding and planning the rebellion for some time. They decided to put their act into motion when they saw Katniss as a good catalyst.

  • 4 years ago

    The theme of resistance and rebellion was there right at the beginning of the first book.

    The Games themselves kind of eclipsed the theme with the idea of change (both surviving instead of one killing the other, as expected, with manipulation of the emotions of the viewers). It was asking why the Games existed, and why they were so vicious. The second book opens up the idea of why the games should not continue, of a new revolution, and that's what come to pass ion the third book.

    But the idea of rebellion and change was there right from the start. And that was the point of the books.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I can't remember

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