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Katniss Everdeen: The Girl Who Volunteers?
10 Nov 2014 // 8:20 PM
Despite claims that The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen represents a step forward for women, her self-sacrificial streak reveals just how unfree she really is.
The Empress' New Clothes: Brave New Heroines in Young Adult Fiction
8 Sep 2014 // 8:11 PM
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail.
Not Gonna Lie: 'The Hunger Games', Twitter, and Reverse Victimization
5 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
Would it matter at all if Katniss Everdeen, a white teenager in the book The Hunger Games, had been portrayed in the film by a suitably teenage and female, black actor? For the young racists who have gone berserk on Twitter about the supporting character Rue being portrayed by an African-American actor, apparently the answer is yes.
In Defense of Adapting Books, Such as 'The Hunger Games', to Film
26 Mar 2012 // 5:00 PM
As The Hunger Games phenomenon fills movie theaters, we are reminded of the age-old idea that the book will forever be better than the movie. Or will it?
‘Hunger Games’ Is Part of a Long, Grisly Tradition in Literature
29 Mar 2012 // 12:00 AM
Violence committed by and against children has a long, grisly tradition in literature — as an allegory for adult cruelty, a representation of the emotional volatility of adolescence and a tension-raiser for audiences.
Casting Katniss: Is Hollywood Whitewashing 'The Hunger Games'?
27 Sep 2010 // 5:20 AM
Rumors about casting Katniss, the olive-skinned, grey-eyed heroine of the YA sensation The Hunger Games have been flying around the interwebs and one name, Chloe Moretz, keeps popping up. There’s just one problem: Moretz is fair, blonde, and has green eyes.