Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hunger Games Top Quotes (posted from "Fandom Nerds")

Every good fan has a favorite quote said by their favorite characters, right? It might just be me but I always do and The Hunger Games is no exception. Since this is a blog and not a casual conversation I will tell you my favorite quote for all the characters in The Hunger Games book 1. So let's start with Katniss Everdeen. Who doesn't remember her heartfelt, "I volunteer, I volunteer as tribute." While this might be the favorite for many a Hunger Games fan, it is not mine.  Personally my favorite quote to leave her lips was "District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety." I think it shows a lot of wit and how hard her life really was, how hard life is for people who live under governments that make false promises and truths.
Peeta Mellark has said a lot of things that really hit you in the chest and make you want Katniss to love that boy, but in reality I think what personally makes Peeta so attractive is the fact that he can keep his head and joke even in dire situations. So I feel that his best quote was "You here to finish me off, sweetheart?" In this moment he was so accepting, life was horrible for him. He had saved the girl he loved only days before, but now he was dying because of it. He had no way to defend himself except through his own wits, and now this girl is back and possibly going to kill him and he was fine with that, because if he died she would survive.
Haymitch Abernathy was Katniss and Peeta's mentor but he had all but given up hope. Why? Because for years he had been forced to get acquainted with two new children than he had to watch them survive. By the time Katniss and Peeta came along he was a drunk trying to drown away his past. He didn't want to help them because he didn't believe that they could survive the arena that is until he meets them a little more. So from the first book my favorite quote is from when Katniss asks him for some advice and all he can manage to say to her is "Here's some advice. Stay alive."People might say this is cryptic of him but I believe it really captures his character because so far for the last umpteen years not one of his tributes has been able to follow that little piece of advice.
Effie's quote is hands down, "That is mahogany." while yes it gets us all to laugh that is not the reason I chose it.This shows just how "Capital" Effie is. When your only worry is about material objects you've been raised in the lap of luxury. If you compare Effie to Katniss, you really see the difference between their two lives.  While Katniss was struggling to feed her family, Effie has been gorging herself on food. I don't want to get to political on this, but isn't this what is happening in society. Men and woman are struggling to feed their families all over the world, while a very small percentage lives in excess to the point where they don't know how to live without things that others could only dream about.

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