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Why Katniss chooses Peeta and why this is not the most interesting question of the Hunger Games,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition): Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy (Taschenbuch)
"Burning for more of the Hunger Games?" it says on the back cover of the book. So, if you do and if you are motivated to plunge deeper into the Hunger Games and into the many issues raised in the trilogy, read this book.
Of course, the obvious question Peeta vs Gale is discussed, and you will learn how Gale is reflecting the archetypes of the medieval knight and the more contemporary cowboy. Both, after having fought for a world which will have no place for them, usually remain solitary in the end. There is much more to the Hunger Games than romance, suspense and action. The trilogy is a literary portrait of many aspects of our Western world. The essays of the 16 contributing authors - all of them writers of Young Adult literature themselves - deal with these aspects. They show how our society is similar to Panem and reveal the mechanisms and functionings of our and Panem's world.
Each of the 16 pieces is worth reading. Whether you are interested in fashion (see Katniss' clothes and their impact being paralleled to those of Jennifer Lopez or Michelle Obama) or in genetic engineering (learn that we already are creating muttations) - there is something for you. What is love? What is Katniss' (or my own) self? What is the role of community in bringing down a dictatorship? Why will decadence perish in the end? Although these are almost philosophical questions, the authors deliver really entertaining essays without being superficial.
Learn about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - the syndrome all Hunger Games victors are suffering from, and how it affects many people in our world. Discover how close the concepts of Reality TV and permanent surveillance in our world are to the concepts along which the Hunger Games are working. Gain some insight into Game Theory. Discuss the politics of tyranny and torture, and whether a noble end justifies all means.
I have always seen the Hunger Games trilogy as a thought-provoking piece of literature not only for Young Adults. Therefore, I enjoyed reaing the "The Girl Who Was on Fire". Keeping close to the characters and the plot, the contributors to this book have created intelligent and simply good little pieces of literature.
What I am still missing, though, is a reflection on one of my favourite characters and - to my opinion - key characters of the trilogy: Haymitch.
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