From the beginning it's obvious that everyone in Panem save the naive citizens of the captiol and perhaps Districts 1 and 2 are repulsed by the Hunger Games and all they represent. They participate not by choice but because they are forced. Every year they watch their children die, and though they want this to stop, they don't know how. Hope comes in the form of a girl on fire. She catches everyone's attention and becomes just what the rebels need to reveal themselves and fight for their cause. The girl on fire turned Mockingjay is torn apart by the wars within and without. Victory comes, not seamlessly and unfathomably easy, but rather fraught with hardships and setbacks and the deaths of people who have given everything to fight for a cause that they feel passionately for, passionately enough to die for.