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Collins also cites as a classical inspiration the Roman gladiator games. She feels three key elements create a good game: an all powerful and ruthless government, people forced to fight to the death, and the game's role as a source of popular entertainment.[12]

Hunger Games Capitol

It is unknown what had been the catalyst for the First Rebellion, and unclear on what had motivated the districts enough to take up arms against the Capitol, however around 74 years before the original trilogy, a civil war had begun between the districts and the Capitol. As Snow was 5 years of age by the first year of the rebellion and 8 years of age when the first Hunger games commenced, it can be deduced that the first rebellion lasted for 3 years.

At some unknown point in the midst of the rebellion, rabies had managed to spread into the Capitol. With doctors, facilities and supply lines badly affected by bombing prior, the likelihood of citizens getting treatment overall for any illnesses was rather low. Snow theorized that the virus strain most likely came from a coyote from the mountains, starved dogs or bats. Due to the poor level of healthcare, the virus strain developed at an unprecedented speed, killing over a dozen capitol citizens before being brought under control by a vaccine.[1]

Capitol residents have often been said to treat the Hunger Games like a celebrated sporting event and a highly anticipated source of entertainment and past time. They take pride in betting on the tributes simply for bragging rights, not understanding or showing any regard for the horror their government is committing by forcing the games upon the districts. Some citizens are sponsors to the tributes, paying money for packages of supplies that are then delivered to them in the arena. Also, the more blood and fighting there is in the arena, the greater the entertainment for the Capitol. Unlike the twelve districts of Panem, the Capitol does not have to offer children for the Hunger Games, although the idea was discussed in Mockingjay.

Following the victory of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in the 74th Hunger Games, unrest began growing in the districts once more, particularly the outlying and most impoverished districts, such as 11 and 8. After Katniss and Peeta's failure to distinguish the dissent within the districts during their Victory tour, President Snow announced the third quarter quell, in which victors were forced back into the arena as tributes. After the 75th Hunger games ended with Katniss blowing up the arena, many districts turned to full-scale rebellion against the Capitol, with Districts 1, 3, 8 and 11 being the first the separate from Capitol control. The full-scale uprising, which after several months, ultimately led to the takeover of all 12 districts by the rebel forces, led and supported by District 13 and its military arsenal.

The military invasion of the Capitol was successful, and the rebels captured President Snow from his mansion. President Alma Coin becomes the interim president and suggests a last Hunger games with the Capitol children. While her suggestion is approved by a vote, she is killed by Katniss during the execution of President Snow. Commander Paylor is elected president, and the nation of Panem becomes a constitutional republic.

Among the district's most famous residents is Foxface. Fans have theorized that Hunger Games tribute Foxface purposely ate poisoned berries in the arena to end her time in the 74th Hunger Games. Another victor, Porter Millicent Tripp, of the 38th Hunger Games received a spinal injury so severe during the games she had to wear a head brace for the rest of her life.

Among the most famous of District 12's residents are rebels like Gale Hawthorne, Katniss's close friend who becomes a renowned figure for his role in the Second Rebellion. There are the victors, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and their Hunger Games mentor Haymitch Abernathy. District 12 was bombed after the 75th Hunger Games, which saw Katniss and Peeta break the rules of the games and destroy the arena. The destruction of District 12 was The Capitol's act of retaliation against Katniss and Peeta. District 12 managed to rebuild and grew stronger throughout the Second Rebellion. After the rebellion, District 12 changed industries, switching from coal mining to the production of medicines.

A large, bustling square in the center of the Capitol, the City Circle is where most events and interactions take place. The opening ceremony for the annual Hunger Games is held here as well. Contrary to the beliefs of many district residents of Panem, a fairly large percentage of the Capitol's citizens actually do work in the Executive Park. Many of these jobs are administrative related in nature, as opposed to the labor-oriented jobs of the Districts, but still classify as work by Capitol standards. The vast majority of the Capitol's office buildings are found in this cluster of skyscrapers, just a few blocks from the center of the city. The Conference Hall is to all sorts of galas and events, the lavish Conference Hall is presently off-limits to civilians while it is under use by Panem's Annual Peacekeeping Conference and the avoxes tending to it. Residents of the Capitol love to decorate and adorn their bodies with outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles at the Style Street. Here is where most of that is done, with clothing outlets, salons, and beauty parlors. This was shown once in the first Hunger Games movie. Tributes reside and train in the Training Center before each games. The tributes also hang around the Dining Hall to eat there.

Along with the Capitol Tour and the other Hunger Games experiences that launch today, the team will be adding even more in the weeks to come, including a training center where visitors can see Hunger Games competitors exercising and preparing for the games, and a memorabilia center where visitors can explore artifacts and weapons used in previous Hunger Games.

Throughout the book, the readers see the Capitol continuing its psychological warfare with the twelve districts to enforce its laws, regulations and maintain the elite status of the Capitol and its ruling class (i.e. President Snow). The most noticeable propaganda include the Hunger Games. The game was introduced after the Rebellion of the thirteen districts against the Capitol around what used to be North America. As a result, District Thirteen was annihilated, it "still smoulders from toxic bombs", and the twelve surviving districts have to choose one male and one female tribute annually to contend in the games and bring about food and honour to their district.

It provokes hatred and distrust between districts and its members. The Hunger Games is a highly effective tool to prevent harmony and constructive teamwork. The game itself targets the most vulnerable between and within the districts. Comparatively wealthier industrious districts such as 1, 2, and 4 which are the "Capitol's lapdogs" have "Career Tributes" who are well-fed and better trained solely for the games. These tributes end up winning the game in most of the occasions. The winning district receives rewards in food and look down on the poorer districts whose tributes die bloody deaths. This helps to keep the wealthier districts in line as their schadenfreude is satisfied. Wealthier districts are the subject of hatred among the poorer districts which hardly manage to keep its population fed and starvation is common. For example, District 12, the poorest of all, has only had two victors in the history of the seventy four years of the game.

The distrust and division created by the games also takes place on individual levels. Take for instance the people who take "bets on the two kids whose names will be drawn". Not only does these individual members make a mockery and entertainment out of people's misery, they are further dividing the community between those who are affected by the games and those who are not.

Trading markets for a command economy and trading democracy for a dictatorship may lead to hunger for the Districts, but it hampered the growth available at the top of society as well. Though they may not realize it, the wealthy citizens of the Capitol were living like beggars compared to the wealth of a free and peaceful society.

The Capitol Games were held in an arena known as "The Districts' Revenge" and consisted of a grassy meadow surrounded by dense forests of high trees with clearings and lakes scattered throughout. These games lasted for 5 days, and the main events were all district-themed. This year's Victor was Irene al-Fayed, aged 15, from The Capitol.

Peeta Mellark is the tribute who enters The Hunger Games from District 12 alongside Katniss. He has fair skin, blond hair, and blue eyes. Peeta's family is middle class, and his father is a baker in town. Peeta lives with his two older brothers, his quiet father, and his strict mother. Peeta is physically strong and charismatic. He's also a talented artist. Peeta has been in love with Katniss since he first saw her, but when he announces this at the beginning of the games, she dismisses his feelings as a ploy to gain the sympathy of the viewers.

Caesar Flickerman: Caesar Flickerman has served as the master of ceremonies for The Hunger Games since the 50th Hunger Games. He also interviews each tribute the night before the games for a live television audience. 041b061a72


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