Abstract

Suzanne Collins’s Katniss Everdeen has been widely celebrated as an empowered rebellious girl protagonist due to her androgyny; however, Katniss’s stereotypically masculine traits represent a superficial change and not a revision of historical gender roles. Although Katniss, orphaned in the context of a patriarchal society, does not require saving as traditional girl orphans do, she remains a reactive object instead of an active agent in her story, as supported by three Girardian triangles of mimetic desire. Relative to Peeta, the Capitol, Gale, and District Thirteen, Katniss is an object instead of the subject, undermining her “empowered” narrative role.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1553-1201
Print ISSN
0885-0429
Pages
pp. 371-385
Launched on MUSE
2015-12-08
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.