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Yesenia Santiago

English 114B
Professor Lawson
23 April 2014
Annotated Bibliography
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print
Lem, Ellyn, and Holly Hassel. ""Killer" Katniss and "Lover Boy" Peeta." Of Bread, Blood, and
The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy. By Mary Pharr and
Leisa A. Clark. Jefferson, NC: McFarland &, 2012. 118. Print. The essay reflects on the
characters of Katniss and Peeta and the gender roles they play in the novels. The essay
reflects on Collinss breakthrough of successfully engaging both male and female
readers. The essay discusses the importance of Katniss as an important figure that defies
gender segregation (121) I found this article from one of the posted articles
Professor Lawson shared with the class on moodle. I knew it was a trustworthy source
because Professor Lawson stated that it was an academic source we should use. This
essay is useful to my essay because it discusses how different Katniss is from other
female young adult characters. I will use this to portray her individuality. I will discuss
how unlike most girls who care about their looks and fashion sense, Katniss does not. I
will tie this to the idea that, her lack of superficiality makes her a strong character who
strives to maintain herself as a separate individual from the capitol and its strange
superficial ways.
Scott, A. O., and Manohla Dargis. "A Radical Female Hero From Dystopia." The New York
Times. The New York Times, 07 Apr. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. This article discusses
the big influential role the character of Katniss plays in our society. The article argues
that Katniss is a role model for many young girls, who allows girls to view themselves as
adventurous and heroic. The article also talks about the portrayal of Katniss and Collinss
depiction of a strong female character that breaks from stereotypical gender driven roles.
This article was also among the articles posted on moodle. It is an article from a well-
respected newspaper so it was a credible trustworthy source I could use. I will use this
article to support my argument of Katnisss individuality.
Tan Ming Shan, Susan. "Burn With Us: Sacrificing Childhood In The Hunger Games." The Lion
& The Unicorn 37.1 (2013): 54-73. Project MUSE. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. This essay
analyzes the trilogy as a cultural critique. Compares the world of The Hunger Games to
American culture. Discusses how tributes are transformed by the capitols standards of
beauty. The obsession with celebrities both in America and Panem. It discusses the
idea of becoming a consumer item to the capitol and how Katniss hates it. The article
talks about the numerous amounts of child deaths within The Hunger Games and why
this is another reason to rebel against the capitol. I found this source by searching for
The Hunger Games on google scholar. I know that this is a credible source because it
is from an academic journal and it has bee peer reviewed. I plan to use this article in my
essay to talk about how similar our culture is to that of the Capitol.