Friday, March 9, 2012
Bonus Hunger Games!
Now, its established within the book that the Hunger Games have been around for over 50 years (i forget the exact figure) and that kids from some districts are actually raised as "career tributes," which essentially means that they are bred warriors in case they get selected. They want to be selected because they were born for this. Since the games are the defining aspect of Panem culture, it wouldn't be silly to believe that every district would have these career tributes, or it wouldn't be hard to raise some children as them. After all, a culture influenced completely by violence would probably breed macho children eager to fight (like in Ancient Greece or Rome). With this in mind, why couldnt each district isolate these career tributes and have them take thousands of Tessarae and distribute the food amongst the hungry? The career tribute would fill the lottery with his/her own name, thus nearly guaranteeing him/her a place in the games, which is essentially what he/she was born to do. Hunger problem solved!
This would also improve the quality of the games because there would be no weak links within the arena. It would be like an all-star Hunger Games each year.
Lets get re-writing, Collins!