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Hunger Games : A feministic approach to lead characters

“I volunteer as tribute,” said Katniss Everdeen

This line was what introduced the female protagonist that we have all come to love. She’s the girl on fire from District 12. She challenged the Capitol and the head, went against the rules of the game twice. I'm not sure about the rest of you, but as soon as I picked up the book and saw the movie, I knew Katniss was someone I wanted to be. To be brave in the face of all odds, and for those odds to be in my favor. One thing to keep in mind is that Katniss was not the only strong female character in the series.

Every female was one of them. Primrose was a selfless helper, Johanna was a bomb female who refused to let any man look down on her, and Mrs Everdeen was a single mother raising children in a rough district. All of these characters, and others not mentioned, portrayed women as strong characters, not as helpless damsels in distress.

The author did an incredible job of presenting such characters as well as bringing them to life on a television screen, and if anyone wants to watch movies that represent strong teen female characters, The Hunger Games is a must-see.


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