- Created: 08 December 2016
Has anyone ever seen the movie, or read the book The Hunger Games? I know it is a teen drama but I am not sorry to say I have done both, and rather liked them. The story of the Hunger Games itself is definitely fantasy, but one scene does tend to pop into my head from time to time while I am here in Nepal. The scene when the two poor kids from district 12, get taken to the capitol to have a feast. The kids are in awe that people have so much money, and spend their money on things like fashion, waxing, elaborate and ornate everything. While they are at the feast there is more food than they could possibly imagine, never before have they seen so much food, and people who can eat so much. Then a small vial of liquid comes around, and a citizen of the capital tells them that this liquid is to make them throw up, so that they can continue to eat more. That scene is basically the epitome of indulgence. The reason this scene tends to come to mind while I am in Nepal, is not because that movie poses any semblance of reality at all, but it serves as a stark juxtaposition of extreme poverty, and extreme overindulgence.