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Literary Criticism

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Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games, can be read as a strong female character that represents the Third Wave of Feminism. She has become a measuring stick for strong female characters that have appeared after her. It is even argued that she has taken the place of the stereotypical male hero while her cohort, Peeta Mellark, plays the stereotypical female role. However, in spite of all of the things that she accomplishes during her time within the dueling ring, the main debate amongst teenagers—for whom the book was written—is who will Katniss Everdeen, goddess of the hunt and champion of the rebellion against the Capitol, pick as her boyfriend. Instead of being seen as the powerhouse of a woman that she is, she is still a victim of the misogynistic view that a woman is truly defined by the man she chooses the marry. And she’s only 16 years old.

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B192 JFSB

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17-3-2016 1:30 PM

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17-3-2016 2:30 PM

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Katniss Everdeen: Feminist Fighter or Teen Bride?

B192 JFSB

Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games, can be read as a strong female character that represents the Third Wave of Feminism. She has become a measuring stick for strong female characters that have appeared after her. It is even argued that she has taken the place of the stereotypical male hero while her cohort, Peeta Mellark, plays the stereotypical female role. However, in spite of all of the things that she accomplishes during her time within the dueling ring, the main debate amongst teenagers—for whom the book was written—is who will Katniss Everdeen, goddess of the hunt and champion of the rebellion against the Capitol, pick as her boyfriend. Instead of being seen as the powerhouse of a woman that she is, she is still a victim of the misogynistic view that a woman is truly defined by the man she chooses the marry. And she’s only 16 years old.