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Just finish listening to Episode 2 of the Hunger game podcast and I really love it, you guys are doing a great job. When you were talking about the character Haymitch and why he is drunk all the time, and something clicked in my mind, not only did he have to either kill or watch all those he fought against die but he has been a mentor to all the kids that have gone before Katniss. He has gone with the kids to the city and year after year he has come back alone. I can imagine him blaming himself and feeling like the families blame him also, getting drunk is away to forget. Also if the people of the district are seeing him as a drunk, then at least they are not seeing him as the man who let their children die.
Anyway you guys are doing a really good job, can't wait for the next episode
Tucker, you are probably right in that the District despises that he's not been able to do for their children what he was able to do for himself, bring victory. But I get what Kim is saying... Either way, the big thing is that Haymitch is not only dealing with the fact that He's killed other humans between the ages of 12-18, but he also carries the guilt of not being able to save the children that he has mentored all these years.
Oh no, what I meant was I don't think the districts despises Haymitch at all, my point was that maybe that they look him as a tragic, yet a hero cause he at least tries to keep the Children alive. Obviously, their hatred lies with the Capitol.
that is true, didn't think of that.