Revisiting ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ and Katniss Everdeen’s Relevance in our Current Climate of Protest

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; The centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some […]

Revisiting ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ and Katniss Everdeen’s Relevance in our Current Climate of Protest


Thank you to the team at SCREEN QUEENS for publishing my essay on the social urgency and contemporary pulse of the HUNGER GAMES franchise. I am grateful to the editors for sharing my words with the world.

So read it and share your thoughts.

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3 thoughts on “Revisiting ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ and Katniss Everdeen’s Relevance in our Current Climate of Protest

  1. I read and like your essay and found your theories interesting. Agree, I do think the Hunger Games series is interesting/reflection of our times, especially in the U.S. right now with our democracy teetering and the impact of climate change growing ever stronger as well as economic disparities ever widening. I did read the series and I’ve seen the films and enjoyed both but I think they all drew heavily from previous books and films including Handmaid’s Tale, the original film/Natasha Richardson. When reading the books, I thought they drew not just from Atwood’s original novel but also from 1984, Brave New World, and also from Tolkien — the Mockingjay books especially going the idea of the classic conundrum on a quest, to defeat dark powers, find a place in a troubled world, etc.

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