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WHAT’S THE STORY: Is it really chance? Monday Night Fiction at Schreiner Last Year: The Hunger Games

PrintWhat do you think, is Katniss a hero making conscious decisions about what to do? Or has chance (and everyone else) pushed her to become something she’s not?

Last year Dean Woods hosted MNF featuring The Hunger Games Trilogy. The discussion became quite heated when two members of the discussion group took opposing views of the main character Katniss. It was almost like watching a tennis match.

First there was, let’s call her “C”, she was of the mind that the only reason Katniss amounted to anything was because chance and everyone around her pushed her to it. “C” was of the mind that Katniss was a whiner and a cry-baby

KatnissNeedless to say “M” became aggressive; she thought that Katniss was courageous. The fact that Katniss repeatedly tried to sacrifice herself to help others was very brave. Back and forth the two opinions raged.

This went on for some time and Dean Woods had to eventually step in and ask if anyone else had an opinion about Katniss. No one else said anything, and I think it was because they didn’t want to go up against either “C” or “M”. It was an exhilarating evening. I recommend that you come and experience it yourself.

What do you think? Was Katniss truly brave and self-sacrificing? Or are you of the mind that it was all chance?

Story and Illustrations by: Katelyn Scott and Adele Robinson

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About atrobinson2013

I am a 43 year old mother of 7 and grandmother of 3. I love art, reading, and kids. I enrolled in college at age 42 and decided to take 2 majors (English and Graphic Design). My kids range in age from 26 - 6 so they keep me very active (and hopefully modernish).

One comment on “WHAT’S THE STORY: Is it really chance? Monday Night Fiction at Schreiner Last Year: The Hunger Games

  1. Samantha Meyer
    09/03/2013

    I think Katniss was brave before the Hunger Games happened to her. She had to be brave and tough when her father died so that she could comfort and care for her sister. She is very self-sacrificing for the good of her family and friends, too.
    I wish I could have gone to that Monday Night Fiction but I was busy. Hopefully I can make the next one!

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