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Hunger Games vs. Jack and the Beanstalk

Have you ever wondered how Hunger Games is similar to Jack and the Beanstalk. It might not seem obvious, but let’s dive deeper to find out.

Hunger Games is futuristic, but it’s actually a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. Both protagonists live with a widowed mother in poverty and both make a sacrifice to help their family. Also, both become killers, and eventually go back to their normal lives. There are definitely some parallels here. 

Recently, Squid Game has become a popular show on Netflix, which is a K-drama that has similar parallels to Hunger Games. The idea of actually dying while playing a game is the biggest similarity. 

In fact, many other movies share similar themes in Jack and the Beanstalk. That’s because the morals and messages in fairy tales are commonly used in storytelling. The differences tend to be that the fairy tales might have sad endings while movies tend to have happier ones. Tune in tomorrow to learn about another movie-to-fairy tale comparison.

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