Feminist literature examines how the language used by the Muskoka Initiative that is paternalistic and essentialist and does not include gender equality in its mandate (Tiessan). It critiques not only the way women are portrayed by the initiative as mothers instead of women, but also how patriarchal and essentialist understandings of women are perpetuated because the initiative fails to address the systemic gender barriers women face. Maternal mortality cannot be overcome unless gender equality is addressed, because in order to move forward in women’s health women’s rights need to be protected, promoted, and advanced (Hord and Wolf). The literature also highlights how Canada, as a country with progressive conceptions of women’s rights needs to use this stance to support programs both at home and abroad that allow for women and girls to achieve gender equality.
In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Panem is a destroyed country divided into districts that send a male and female tribute to death every year. Both books present two female outcasts that are fed up with their worlds, and attempt to save themselves and the people they love. Aveyard and Collins both use character archetype and mood to present the theme of that when you are being controlled by someone you want to get out you want to get away. Even though it might be hard, as long as you hold what and who you love most you will always find a way back to them.
Intro: The process of analyzing a text through myth or psychological criticism is a way of going deeper into the meaning of a movie, game, song, book, and so on. According to the novel “The Hunger Games,” with the author being Suzanne Collins, is when the main character Katniss Everdeen must go through a series of events involving many changes and challenges she must face in order to survive throughout the novel. The myth and archetypal criticism in the novel will be discussed on this paper due to the many archetypes and stages of hero’s journey seen in the book, such as “Call to Adventure”, “Crossing the Threshold”, “Darkest Hour”, “Transformation”, and so on from there. This book can obviously be differentiated due to the fact that instead of the hero being the traditional male, it is a female, making the book extremely unique.
Thomas 1 Joshua Thomas Ashley Allee English 115 February 23,2017 Compare and Contrast Essay Both Katniss and Tessie question the reasons for the continue the tradition each year and allowing the cruel activities to continue causing deaths each year through the lottery and reaping. In their own way both Tessie and Katniss are rebellious towards the demands of the government. Even Tessie complains to the villagers while Katniss acts out, but both resent the level of intrusion into their levels. But each character resent the government intrusion into their towns life. In each story the government demands someone death as punishment or to appease their tradition.
Abstract This paper explores some of the creative decisions Suzanne Collins, author of Year of the Jungle, The Hunger Games trilogy, and The Underland Chronicles, has made in her career as a writer. It discusses many of her inspirations and influences that aided her in the creation of her books, as well as the common themes she writes about. Additionally, it considers some of Collins’ character choices and views on writing which led to the popularity of her books. Suzanne Collins: Influences, Inspirations, and Themes in Her Works Introduction Suzanne Collins, best known for her Hunger Games trilogy, began her professional writing career in 1991, as a screenwriter for children’s television.
Gender roles are present everywhere and are more and more prevalent the further back you go. They define relationships and heavily influence people's actions. Gender roles can hurt those that are trapped in them because they are not allowed the freedom of living like they want. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, one key relationship in the story is wrecked by gender roles.
a. Analyze the ways that the young girls in the photo reflect the influence of Katniss Everdeen as a role model. They are both in a stance much like Everdeen that makes them look like they have confidence. It also makes them look like they have the same characteristics of Everdeen of being strong, bold and without fear. The girl in the back is wearing black like Everdeen in the poster and both have long dark hair.
In addition she uses Katniss Everdeen (a dynamic character from the popular movie “The Hunger Games”) as a symbol of inspirations to young teen who endure but never talks. Throughout the article, Gay use the appeals of ethos, logs and pathos to successfully shape her argument of literature being a stepping tool for young adults to overcome many obstacle. Which effectively cause the reader not to question her validity of this article. Although the struggles that Katniss was encumbered with were way worse that her own, she was able to survive through her strength and constant
One of the today’s most popular films, the Hunger Games, influenced by Greece and Roman heroes with a mix of the very foundation of modern western culture. The film the Hunger Games can be interpret in many different ways. It’s often viewed as scientific fiction for the future world. However, it can also be viewed as feminist interpretation especially focusing on the power of females and their relation to the males in the future society. According to Joan Breton Connelly, a classical archaeologist who identifies development of feminist into three stages, and her “third wave” encompasses a much broader variety of women including many colors, nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
In Oryx and Crake, society does not value femininity. Females are seen as weak and subordinate to men, and the arts are disregarded. Crake, who is the alpha male in the novel and sees the world in a pragmatic sense, is representative of the general viewpoint of their society. Jimmy on the other hand, is seen as feminine despite being male due to his empathy and talent for words. By illustrating a world dominated by masculine qualities, Oryx and Crake shows that feminine qualities are essential to society and are innate in humanity.
Shannen Kaye Dyguani 11- Charity Marxists view on Hunger Games I. Introduction The novel The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins and was published in the year 2008 – the same year in which America faced a financial crisis. Revolving around the theme of hope in the post-apocalyptic worldview, the book follows Katniss Everdeen a 16-year-old who lives in District 12 in the future dystopian world of Panem. The leaders of Panem live in the Capitol, from where they control the twelve surrounding districts with an iron fist.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire exemplifies the epitome of a suspenseful action film full of redeeming qualities. Through the actions of vivid and memorable characters, the viewer may easily distinguish between the sympathetic and unsympathetic people in the movie. For example, when President Snow blackmails Katniss Everdeen and threatens to kill her family and friends unless she cooperates, the viewer grasps the fact that he is an arrogant, ambitious, and unjust ruler. On the other hand, viewers perceive Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Katniss ' family as sympathetic, honorable, and sacrificial characters, especially when Katniss is willing to sacrifice her life for Peeta, and Peeta is willing to sacrifice his life for Katniss in the games.
It aims at resisting traditional assumptions of gender (3). In doing so, feminist literary criticism examines how works of literature perpetuate or challenge patriarchal attitudes. In feminism lens, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins’ presents itself as a pro-feminist series It challenges gender stereotypes by presenting a female protagonist; Katniss Everdeen. The book has successfully challenged gender stereotypes by showing that men and women are equal. It is the societal constraints that do not provide a level playing field for both genders.
Peeta Mellark, one of the main characters in the book The Hunger Games, once said, “ My nightmares are usually about losing you. But I am okay once I realise your here.” The novelis about two teens from each district in the country Panem being selected to be in the Hunger Games, a reality TV show that requires them to fight to the death. Over the course of the novel, the two main characters, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, develop romantic feelings for each other.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a story about Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 with her mom and her sister Prim. Her sister gets picked for the Hunger Games which is where each of the 12 districts have to give a boy and a girl from the ages of 12-18 do fight till the death until there is one person standing. This is because there was an outbreak against the capitals thats why there is the Hunger Games. Katniss volunteers do her sister and now has to try and win the games. One theme in this story that is shown is that family love can go along way, this is shown because she is very overprotective of Prim.