Do you think the Hunger Games was plagiarized? I mean there are so many similarities between it and Battale Royale that I think the author should be sued.
Do you think the Hunger Games was plagiarized?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/01/2013|
This thread is making me hungry.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/30/2013|
I've been reading/skimming it - truly one of the worst pieces of writing I've ever come across. I think the plagiarism accusations are important because the plot is the ONLY thing that makes the book in any way acceptable.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/30/2013|
See the movie. It's pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/30/2013|
The writing isn't bad at all. She's not Stephenie Meyer.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/30/2013|
The similarities to early episodes of the anime version of Naruto Uzumaki are interesting. Still, I'd rather read/watch The Hunger Games than Naruto any day.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/30/2013|
If so, then "Battle Royale" was plagiarized from "Lord of the Flies."
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/30/2013|
We used to get chilling stuff like Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery " now it's Peeta and fire-twirling clothing :/
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/30/2013|
R4, that's like saying a chef is good because he doesn't burn the SPAM before serving it to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/30/2013|
For YA it isn't that bad. Not great, not bad. But if I was the writer of Battle Royale, I'd sue. It's essentially the exact same thing, with a reconfigured setting.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/30/2013|
No, R6. Just, no.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/30/2013|
i think there's a quote that says something about how artists steal.
i think plagiarism would need to be more obvious and closer than Hunger Games is. it differs in too many other ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/30/2013|
R11, I would normally agree. But the premise of Battle Royale isn't a universal theme type story like unrequited love or revenge against a father or something like that. Different variations on the same thing is common in literature of all levels. But this isn't that sort of case.
The plot of one is:
Teenagers are forced to fight to death after being being unwittingly captured and placed in a remote area with no way out other than being the last one standing. All the world watches.
And the other:
Teenagers are forced to fight to death after being forced to do so based on the district where the live and then are placed in a remote area with no way out other than being the last one standing. All the world watches.
Those would be the loglines for both stories. They are essentially the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/30/2013|
I was a fan of Battle Royale. The plot was lacking, but the interactions between the kids were sometimes good. Hunger Games is a better movie as far as character development and having a more meaningful message. I can't bring myself to read either book since all that blood is meant to be viewed on a screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/30/2013|
Battle Royale isn't a new concept, though. It's just a ripoff of The Lottery.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/01/2013|
Yeah, neither story is an original concept. This idea has been around forever. The difference is the execution. Hunger Games focuses on one contestant while Battle Royale is the group as a whole. There's no case for plagiarism.
Not only that, but we've had this thread before.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/01/2013|
There's also The Long Walk to throw in there if we're going to discuss plagiarism. It predates Battle Royale.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/01/2013|
It's a total rip off of the "The Long Walk" by Richard Bachman (aka STEPHEN KING!!!!!)
Im surprised this wasn't headline news!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/01/2013|
"Theme" is one thing, nearly identical plots are another.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/01/2013|