Movie Analysis : Hunter Green With Braided Up Dos Representing The Most Popular Heroine Of Our Generation

2158 Words Nov 7th, 2016 9 Pages
Clad in hunter green with braided up-dos representing the most popular heroine of our generation, my five best friends and I exited the theater following the end of the final Hunger Games movie, tears leaking out of our eyes at the prospect of the series coming to a close, the tragedies leaving the audience stunned, and, quite prominently, the hope resonating throughout each of our hearts. My own mind was reflecting on the series I’d grown up with, seeing as the books had been published my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years, and the movies released my 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. I pondered my own connections with the main character, Katniss Everdeen, even though we live in starkly different worlds, and gave thought to the series’ implications about our own society.
However, at the back of my mind was the impending question of why I was so interested in a series so rampant with some of my own most pressing fears-oppressive authoritative figures, isolation, and, for lack of better term, death. Sparked with curiosity, I began digging deep into my mind and trying to find where my own affection for the series came from. I knew I loved dystopian literature… Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, 1984, The Giver, the list goes on. But what exactly, then, is dystopian literature, and why am I so fond of it? According to Basu, dystopian literature combines elements of dystopia (“bad world”), science fiction, adventure, romance, and bildungsroman involving global…

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