Wednesday, 26 March 2014
The Hunger Games film presentation of the Capitol.
-Chicken and oranges in a creamy sauce with flower shaped rolls- Lamb Stew with dried plums, which is her favourite!
Monday, 24 March 2014
Career Tributes from Districts 1 and 2.
When Katniss climbs a tree to escape the Careers, they are unable to follow her up it. As demonstrated in the film, Cato (furthest right) tries to climb the tree but he is too heavy. This is a result of being well fed and well prepared fitness wise, for the Games.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
I began to wonder if Young Adult (YA) literature portrays a relationship with food and, if so, to what extent is this relationship healthy. In The Hunger Games, Katniss definitely has a healthy relationship with food. She literally has to hunt down each meal, and knows that food is not a luxury, it's a necessity. She needs to eat as much as she can get her hands on in order to remain as physically strong as she can during the Games, and even at home in 12. Katniss cares not about her body image, instead she understands that her body is the vehicle that will take her through the Games and feed her family at home.
Jennifer Lawrence was cast for the role of Katniss in the film version of The Hunger Games. Lawrence has made no secret of the fact that she had to fight for Katniss to have a more realistic figure in the movie, as she was being pressured to lose weight for the role. While we know that Katniss would naturally be very thin due to the fact she has been underfed her whole life, Lawrence saw that they had the opportunity to present a heroine who wasn’t stick thin, and knew the affect this would have on young girls. Hollywood is full of unrealistic images of women’s bodies that young girls try desperately to imitate. Lawrence wanted to set a more positive example to young women, and show that they did not have to conform to this ‘ideal’ stick thin figure. Lawrence set out to promote a healthier body image for her contemporary female audience.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Food plays such an important role in many Young Adult fiction books, but it is the lack of food which makes it important in The Hunger Games. By withholding something so important, something so vital from the people in these outer districts, the Capitol is ensuring they remember their place in the hierarchy of the nation; which is of course, the very bottom.