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Of Rebels and Revolutions

May 17, 2012

I was once irritated at the knee-jerk reactions of Christian America to The Hunger Games. Thanks to my former professor, N.D. Wilson, for being reasonable (and also right) in his narrative-based critique.

“If Collins wanted her protagonist to be the kind of rebel who would start a revolution (and she does want that), she should have had Katniss cutting her locator out of her arm on night one instead of participating in and perpetuating the evil. But readers are a little numb to killing, and this particular switch wasn’t hard to pull on us.”

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