Examples Of Feminism In The Hunger Games

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A Feministic Analysis of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Milcah. K The Hunger Games has women's liberation covered up in the most profound corners of its pages and the author has portrayed an extensive variety of thoughts that can relate the book to feminist viewpoints. Suzanne Collins has put forth her thoughts by incorporating culture, generalizations, parity, power, class and stereotypes through the characters and the setting of the novel. This assignment analyses the extent of feminism present in the novel with reference to the portrayal of its characters in the dystopian post-apocalyptic future juxtaposing it with the present-day society. The Hunger Games is set in the country of Panem, having a wealthy capitol and 12
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She realizes her feminine qualities only the arena and recognizes and embraces it. She is able to sympathize with other women, find strength in them and support them as well. This is evident of her relationship with Rue. She befriends Rue in the arena and their friendship is a symbol of women who support each other in oppression. She does it in pure intuition and emotion and it ends up saving her life. Audre Lorde says that, “For women, the need and desire to nurture each other is not pathological but redemptive, and it is within that knowledge that our real power is rediscovered. It is this real connection which is so feared by a patriarchal world”. Katniss is a conscious feminine character who was sensible enough to find out that a spirit of sisterhood is what can truly empower women even in a place like the deadly…show more content…
Collins has given masculine qualities to her female character and feminine qualities to her male character to reinforce the need of equality in the current world and the need for change in the restricted gender norms in the mindset of the people. The Hunger Games can be rendered as a feminist novel as it breaks the restrictions of gender roles and emphasizes the need for it in the present-day society. The Hunger Games depict how reality could be if there were not solid or strong gender norms and roles in the
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