Category Archives: The Hunger Games

This is the Way the World Ends

After watching Interstellar for class, one student asked what we thought might have happened to all the animals. We know that the characters in the movie only eat corn, with no meat in their diets. A different student suggested that that was because livestock is one of the least cost and energy-efficient ways to consume […] Continue reading

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The Fashion of the Future´╗┐

Some of the most interesting things to examine when reading or watching Science Fiction are the differences between our world and the story’s world—I’m pretty sure that everyone can agree on that much. Most of the time, people focus on the differing technology or weird/alien social customs. However, not as many people talk about a […] Continue reading

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Pleasure & Decay: A Hunger for Decadence

The Hunger Games film series is a post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction directed by Gary Ross and based on the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The film begins with the “reaping” ceremony for the selection of one boy and girl between 12 and 18 years of age from each of the twelve districts who will train and […] Continue reading

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