The Politics of The Hunger Games

The Politics of The Hunger Games

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Set in the future dystopia of Panem, The Hunger Games trilogy follows the rise of a provincial rebellion against the wealthy and tyrannical qCapitol.q As narrator and heroine, Katniss Everdeen comes to embody the hope of the long oppressed for a new order. During her journey some of our most urgent political questions are addressed. What does it mean to be a leader? Can the oppressed recover a political identity that affirms individual values and freedoms? Do the media necessarily corrupt political discourse? This critical study of The Hunger Games explores novels in the context of how we think about the nature of politics, the value of the individual and the importance of political action. The author draws parallels between Panem and the Roman Empire, considering Herod's Massacre of the Innocents alongside Haymitch Abernathy's elusive political influence as mentor of tributes.Jamey Heit. the Hunger Games can exist. It is also creates ... that can make life miserable. Few would argue that life in District Twelve is desirable, yet based on the books there appears to be resignation to this way of living. ... Another specific thing that goes unnoticed but should be obvious is what kind of person President Snow is. Donald Sutherlanda#39;s portrayal of President Snow in each of The Hunger anbsp;...

Title:The Politics of The Hunger Games
Author: Jamey Heit
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-05-27

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