“Courage and Sacrifice” by Manniness (AO3) Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games) Word Count: 93,524 Status: Completed […]
“Portrait of a Victor” by sponsormusings Pairings: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games) Word Count: 191,293 Rating: Mature […]
“Lost and Found” by Peetabreadgirl Pairings: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games) Word Count: 60,148 Rating: Explicit Warnings: […]
“Chai Latte Love” by copynoll (AO3) Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark Word Count: 17,502 Warnings: excessive amounts of fluff […]
According to Lee Edwards in his book, Psyche as Hero (1984) “By the beginning of the twentieth century, novelists seem readier to abandon the project of entrapping the female heroic character and begin the task of inventing maneuvers whereby she can break out of familial, sexual, and social bondage into an altered and appropriate world” (16). Suzanne Collins’ “Girl on Fire” is a heroic alternative to limited female archetypes bound inextricably to traditionally assigned gender roles. Katniss is not tied to a matriarchal role, in fact, she cannot and will not bare children until social change is achieved in Panem. Readers encounter a love triangle of sorts, yet it is not central to the action. Katniss cannot settle into any role comfortably until she achieves social and spiritual growth and her journey is over. On her quest, the female hero must risk violating social norms regarding gender roles to fully realize her heroic qualities. Katniss must “incorporate change into [her] private life [and then] move with confidence into a newly constituted world” (Edwards 16).
This weekend, Man of Steel, This is the End and The Bling Ring open in theaters, amongst other films. […]