Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Welcome to the World of The Hunger Games

Welcome to the wonderful world of  The Hunger Games. This course is an exploration and in depth study of "The Hunger Games" trilogy. In addition to a literary analysis of the 3 books by Suzanne Collins, this course will explore the various aspects and themes that the 3 novels tackle and are based on: Greek mythology (Theseus and the Minotaur); Roman history ("panem et circenses,"  Spartacus and the gladiators); sociological issues (poverty and starvation, gender and class stratification); political issues (totalitarianism and democracy, self-determination, oppression and rebellion, old and modern art of war); reality TV and film (Survivors, The Condemned), the nature of evil (ethics and philosophy), end of world theories and apocalypticism (religious studies), survivors stories (the Holocaust, trauma, recovery and narrative), art (Jewelry), music and more. McDaniel Plan: Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies, Textual Analysis.

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