fujiJuice wrote on Dec 8, 2022, 13:56:
I haven't read them but in the movie I think they were fighting so their district got food or something.
Yeah, not quite. While food was in limited supply the fighting was an annual forced combat between randomly selected people, one male and one female in each of the twelve districts, to the death one, one survivor allowed (the victor). It was done as a punishment to the districts for rebelling against the capital 74 years ago.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan