Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
This thesis examines Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy (2008-2010) as a piece of popular culture that is more than mindless entertainment. Examining the different types of entertainment culture and societal oppressions depicted in this work reveals surprising similarities between the fictional world of Panem and our world today. Further, these similarities suggest that it is possible to read the dystopic Hunger Games as a warning tale. Ultimately, this thesis concludes that those who love this trilogy might ask themselves whether or not they noticed that it critiques the same culture of entertainment in which it participates.
Blake, Mallorey, "I Love The Hunger Games-. What Does That Mean?" (2012). English Theses. 65.