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Katniss: Bringing Back the Goddess

Katniss, bringing back the Goddess

Katniss, bringing back the Goddess

A modern-day Artemis, Athena, and Persephone, The Hunger Games’ Katniss is bringing back the goddess.

With her dark hair and olive skin (as described in the book) she physically resembles Greek deity.

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Katniss Unites Feminine + Masculine 

The Hunger Games Katniss (Jennifer Lawarence)

The Hunger Games Katniss (Jennifer Lawarence)

The Hunger Games’ “Katniss” is a break-out heroine,

Exist(ing) outside the traditional confines of the feminine-masculine split.

So says Manohla Dargis in her New York Times review.

As heroes go, Katniss — played by Jennifer Lawrence — is far more complex than the unemotional and invulnerable “macho” who typically saves the day.

Nor is she not trapped by the usual feminine virgin-whore divide.

Katniss has been described as both:

  • personal and communal
  • strong and soft
  • hunter and nurturer
  • tough and teary
  • fighter and lover
  • stoic and sentimental

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