Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blog #1

1/31/15

I chose to be in this class because I thought it would be fun and different from any class I have ever taken at McDaniel. I loved reading the Hunger Games books and when I finished, I found myself wanting to know more about the characters, plot and about Collins motivation behind writing these books. I hope to learn more about how Collins came up with the idea and what she based her ideas off of. I hope to learn about any hidden messages that Collins included in the books. I also want to compare the books to the movies in all aspects to see what they changed and what they kept the same. Since I am a psychology major, I would like to look at the Hunger Games with the lens of a psychologist. It would be interesting to dig deep and look at the social psychology that takes place in the books.

My favorite character in the Hunger Games books would have to be Katniss. Once she volunteered for her sister to be in the games, I have had a lot of respect for Katniss. I too have a younger sister and I know if I were in her place, I would have done the same thing as Katniss.  I also like how Katniss is a very relatable character. She is a strong character, but she is also very awkward. She has trouble talking to people she doesn’t know because she doesn’t like to act fake. I also love that a sixteen-year-old girl is the symbol of a rebellion and millions of people support her. If that doesn’t represent a strong character, I don’t know what does.