An Ordinary Girl: Delirium and Female Stereotypes (Marin L. Starr L. May M.)

Lena is a self-proclaimed ordinary girl. She follows the rules, navigates through an overbearing parent figure, lack of self-esteems and fights with her best friend. It’s possible to see ourselves in her since she doesn’t need to worry about dying at any moment. Although she lives under an oppressive government, Delirium is not about a … Continue reading An Ordinary Girl: Delirium and Female Stereotypes (Marin L. Starr L. May M.)

The Hunger Games: How Katniss Breaks the Mold of Your Typical Female Protagonist While Simultaneously Reinforcing the Constructs of Girlhood (Cass M and Danielle T)

The Hunger Games, a young adult dystopian novel, is written with an emphasis on the female protagonist, Katniss Everdeen.  The book deals with heavy tropes regarding politics, quality of life, and rebellion. On the surface, these themes may seem to out shine the sub themes of love and girlhood.  Through a deeper analysis, one can recognize … Continue reading The Hunger Games: How Katniss Breaks the Mold of Your Typical Female Protagonist While Simultaneously Reinforcing the Constructs of Girlhood (Cass M and Danielle T)

The Implications of Close Female Friendships in Lauren Oliver’s Delirium (Catherine Z. and Zoe H.)

        Close female friendships play interesting roles in young adult (YA) dystopian fiction, often serving as literary tools for the development of the protagonist and the progression of the plot. Within the genre, the close female friend typically follows the same trajectory, ultimately helping the protagonist grow into a stronger, more rebellious … Continue reading The Implications of Close Female Friendships in Lauren Oliver’s Delirium (Catherine Z. and Zoe H.)

Romance, Girlhood, and Society in The Hunger Games (by Francesca B. and Christine F.)

Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games heavily focuses on the budding relationship between its protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, and her fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark. Both characters must embellish their onscreen romance to appeal to the people of the Capitol, who crave a love story. However, it is still treated as a legitimate romance in … Continue reading Romance, Girlhood, and Society in The Hunger Games (by Francesca B. and Christine F.)