Asked • 07/07/19

Meaning of President "Coin" in the Hunger Games books?

My impression was that the name Coin is meaningful as opposed to arbitrary. My thoughts on the meaning so far are: - "Other side of the same coin" in that Coin represents the good guys, but is also an authoritarian This relates to the communal society of District 13, rendered necessary due to the condition of extreme resource scarcity, but there is no indication that things will change all that much with a new regime in the capital. - That you're flipping a coin in choosing a leader Because you can never be certain of how they will rule once in power. I'm interested in other ideas on the meaning of the name in the context of the books, and if Collins herself has commented on it.

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Shannon B. answered • 08/19/19

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