Child Abuse and What I Learned From The Hunger Games

by BMW Princess
(Canada)

I didn't think I'd get sucked into The Hunger Games Mania. But I saw myself in alot of it. The "man" who had hurt me so badly was the sadistic President Snow.


There was no reason for what he did other than the fact that he could. The games in The Hunger Games were the sick invention of a man everyone thought was king. There was no reason for them just like there was no reason to hurt a girl so bad she wanted (and still sometimes wants)to die. Everyone treats "The Thing" that's what he is like a pillar of the community. President snow is waited on and treated like a hero.

Katniss finds out that by keeping who she is and not letting the capitol turn her into a monster she can beat The Games. If i turn into what the thing tried to mold me into i lose myself. Every time i try to do something good i outsmart him.

I'd like to send Suzanne Collins a thank you note for writing a book that helped me put my trauma into perspective.




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Jul 06, 2012
To BMW Princess:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I saw The Hunger Games when it first came out. Very powerful movie with lots to teach us, if we're open to what is being said. The fact that you can see parallels between your situation and that of the "King" in the movie, is a testament to your insight and intelligence. Stay on your healing path, and continue to stay open-minded to what was (and still may be) going on in your life. And gain even more strength in the knowledge and insight you gain. I continue to send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your perspective with my visitors and me.

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Jul 07, 2012
more detail in the book.
by: BMW Princess

You should read the book.
The movie hardly tells you how the Hungher Games started or what an Avox is.
As for my "President Snow" shortly after it happened he started getting sick. I think he's (I know this isn't a nice term) pretty much a vegetable now. So the only place I'll be seeing him is in the produce section! LOL (cymbal clap)
It feels like it's still happening though

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