I’m currently reading The Hunger Games for school and I must say that I REALLY do NOT like the way it’s written! I do not like Katniss all too much in the book, which is really sad since I really love her in the movies.
One example of the things that made me want to throw up while reading is the scenario when she’s showing her skills to the Gamemakers, so she can get her score.
The scene where she shows off her skill I like, it’s longer and she does some cool things. All in all that part is kinda like in the movie. It’s her reaction afterwards I have a problem with.
In the movie, after showing her skills and shooting the apple she leaves and we cut to Haymitch coming in and being impressed and happy about how she acted and what she did. He praises her boldness and she’s rather proud herself it seems. Effie isn’t the least bit happy but hey! What’s the worst they can do to Katniss eh? Trying to kill her in the game? Hah! Then the scene moves on to the scoring~
In the book however! After showing off her skills Katniss heads up to their quarters, shuts herself in her room and weeps her eyes out because now she’s completely blown it! Now they’re going to give her a lousy score, no one will sponsor her and she’ll be utterly screwed! Sure. I can accept that reaction, no problem. It’s a sober reaction actually, even if I DO prefer the movie version.
What made me want to throw up is when Effie fetches Katniss for dinner, Katniss sits down by the table and eats some fish soup and, I quote from page 122 of my book:
"Everyone is waiting at the table, even Cinna and Portia. I wish the stylists hadn’t shown up, because for some reason, I don’t like the idea of disappointing them. It’s as if I’ve thrown away all the good work they did on the opening ceremonies without a thought. I avoid looking at anyone as I take tiny spoonfuls of fish soup. The saltiness reminds me of my tears."
I’m sorry what?
"The saltiness reminds me of my tears."
"The saltiness reminds me of my tears."
WHAT THE EFFIN WHAT!???
THE SALTINESS REMINDS HER OF HER TEARS!?? HELLOOOOOOOOO TEENAGE ANGST!!!
No! Just NO! I can’t! I CAN’T!!! KATNISS! WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU!!?????
I must say… I am so glad they did’t let Katniss monologue in the movies! I am SO glad they’ve changed a lot of things in the movies!
I AM SO FREKKIN GLAD KATNISS ISN’T AN EMO TEENAGER IN THE FREKKIN MOVIES!!!
Yes! Some level of emoness would of course be expected! I mean, come on! She’s heading off to a “contest” that will most probably kill her but… THE FREKKIN FISH SOUP REMINDS HER OF HER TEARS!!!
I’ll see if I can force myself to keep reading this book or if I’ll quit right here and spend my time on something more interesting >___>
For you who love the book, sorry. I can’t say I do.
You’re more than welcome to love it. I just can’t handle it.
"WOMAN IN TRACKSUIT PROBABLY NOT DISOWNED BY ENTIRE FAMILY"
"It’s mildly breezy outside."
"Woman has legs."
tabloids are ridiculous by nature, why is anyone getting annoyed at all by these?
Because they are still consumers of media and the producers of the media are more than happy that they are outraged and sated.
What’s hilarious to me is that they tried to make such a dramatic point that’s it’s about gender, but they left in
A: the giant coke ad sexualizing a guy (men can’t be objectified obviously)
and B: The fact that most of those articles were written by females.
MEDIA CREATED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN, ABOUT WOMEN.
MUST BE THE PATRIARCHY
Also how telling is it that the ONE article featuring a man… was edited to be derisive and snide towards him. Treating him the exact same way that these “horrible sexist journalists” are treating those women. Nothing classier than being open about how hypocritical you are.
hey theres a thing called “internalized sexism” and its actually a huge issue.
if you don’t wanna google that the MOST BASIC of sefinitions is: women being sexist towards other women (i.e. “did you see sarah today she dressed like such a SLUT ugh better watch your boyfriend around her”)
and also this was to highlight the poor treatment of women in tabloid rags, not men. not saying that men don’t get treated poorly/objectified in tabloid rags but women are far and away bigger victims to such. SO.
So you’re saying that the women who wrote these articles are so weak and incapable of forming their own thoughts and controlling their own actions that they literally can’t be held responsible for their terrible behavior?
If you’re telling me that you’re actually so feebleminded that all your wrongdoings can actually be attributed to you being brainwashed by men, then why should I think that you’re worth listening to? You’re literally telling me that even when women are nasty to eachother, it’s actually a man’s fault. Does that mean that you’re nothing more than a puppet? Which of your actions DO you control? Is it personal strength when you do a good thing? are blind attacks on the male gender ALSO internal sexism?
I’m insulted on the behalf of all the strong women in my life, the ones who raised me to respect and appreciate women.
If you’re calling women sluts, you’re just a terrible person, regardless of gender. If you think men tricked you into being a bad person then you’re pretty much saying that you’re not a real person. if your bad behavior isn’t your fault, then neither is any of your behavior. You’re more or less admitting that you don’t have sentience.
Opening day of the Nope page. Follow the pets, ask me questions and I will update daily if possible.
Magnus is glorious! *w*
LIVESTREAM IS ON!!! 8D