the scariest thing about the Hunger Games films is when Caesar Flickerman legitimately makes you smile because he is the one that turns this twisted fight to the death into mindless entertainment for the masses and in that moment you realize that just for a second it worked on you.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Caesar’s
entire job is to whip the crowd up into a state of emotional oneness with the
various competitors, to pull on their emotions, to coax vibrant personalities
out of the competitors, in order to gain them sponsorships, sympathy, and
emotional support. He finds Katniss frustrating because she refuses to emote,
and cannot share her feelings; instead of try and work with her, after awhile,
Caesar gives up and turns to Peeta’s outburst of emotional warmth and intensity
instead, aiming to find and exploit any emotional tactic he can, to keep
viewers coming back for more. He can easily emote for himself, becoming
emotionally involved with people’s situations, though this also has a dark side…
Introverted Sensing (Si): …because
this is how it is in the Capital, so Caesar doesn’t question it; this is how life
works, the society he’s famous in, and he sees no real reason to challenge it,
until everything falls apart. Katniss remarks that Caesar fails to change much
over time, although he’s very sensory-aware (concerned with his appearance, and
using a flamboyant attitude, hair, etc., to self-express). Caesar is practical
and efficient, caring more about the contestants’ needs inside the arena than
the larger implications of the games themselves.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): He
sees the big picture, and the greater potential as the story unfolds, but
confines his intuition to tangible topics and subjects, to what’s going on
around him, rather than endless theorizing or pursuit of new greater ideas.
Caesar understands, as Peeta does, that if Katniss is going to survive, the
audience has to care about her, emotionally; he seeks to find a greater truth
about each opponent in order to make them unique among their peers.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Has
Caesar analyzed the games, their purpose, their intention, the larger
implications, or the morals inferred, or does he defer to others and accept
things as they are? It seems to be the latter, but he does understand enough
about human nature (having analyzed what works, what doesn’t, what makes people
like someone, etc) to be a talented, effective, and powerful talk show host.
<b>1.Caesar:</b> So how are you finding the Capitol?<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> It's an odd sort of place isn't it? Do you live here?<p/><b>2.Katniss:</b> *fires arrow at Gamemakers* Thank you for your consideration<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> If you don’t mind my saying it was pretty obvious what you were about to do and if i had wanted to stop you it would have been only too easy<p/><b>3.Cato:</b> *gets shot in hand by Katniss*<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> Not to worry! I shall fix that arm of yours straight away<p/><b>4.Finnick:</b> Got any secrets worth my time?<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> For full details see my published works<p/><b>5. Effie:</b> Eyes bright.Chins up. Smiles on.<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> Well I didn't get rid of the Bandon Banshee by smiling at him<p/><b>6. Haymitch:</b> He's a peacock. A total preener.<p/><b>Gilderoy:</b> Celebrity is as celebrity does<p/></p>
“Caesar Flickerman, the man who has hosted the interviews for more than forty years, bounces onto the stage. Its a little scary because his appearance has been virtually unchanged during all that time. Same face under a coating of pure white makeup. Same hairstyle that he dyes a different color for each Hunger Games. Same ceremonial suit, midnight blue dotted with a thousand tiny electric bulbs that twinkle like stars.”