debussygirl wrote:For some puzzling reason, when I was driving home from work today it hit me: why is it called the Hunger Games? Why not the Thirst Games or the Pandem Games or the District Games? I can't find any logical sense behind the name, other than maybe it sounds better.
I see what you mean. My only idea is that maybe she isn't being completely literal about Hunger being food hunger. She could use it as the general hunger for food, but it could also be seen as encompasing hunger for peace, survival, power, glory, or having the means to live (etc.). Like Katniss desires to survive and help her family while other districts want the glory of wining. Thats the only idea I could come up with. If anybody ever has the chance to write her, ask her, or submit a question - that should be the question - What is the full meaning of the title "The Hunger Games"