The Metamorphosis of Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games, Myth, and Femininity
Journal article, 2015

This essay articulates the ties between the heroine of The Hunger Games, the goddess Artemis, and the mythic character Philomela. Both Artemis and Philomela offer Katniss Everdeen different models of femininity, but ultimately she rejects inherited models and makes her own.

literary criticism

femininity

mythology

hunger games

Author

Kathryn Strong Hansen

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Children's Literature Association Quarterly

0885-0429 (ISSN)

Vol. 40 2 161-178

Subject Categories

Languages and Literature

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

DOI

10.1353/chq.2015.0020

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