Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Unless you have been deep-sea diving with James Cameron you can’t escape the phenomenon that is the Hunger Games. Tweens, teens and adults have made it one of the largest gross movies openings of all times.
I read and enjoyed all three books in the series and have been amazed/amused at the controversy it has caused.
Do I think they are too violent for young children… absolutely.
Do I think they should not be required reading in middle school… of course.
But they are fiction and present an imaginary life in a well thought out story. They are written for young adult, high school aged teens and older. Does society really believe that the fiction Panem is worse than the reality television teenagers are watching? Again, they are fiction…and should be read as such.
With that expressed…
As I was reading them, I was hearing Katniss’s struggle to survive and her struggle to see her sister again.
You could see that she hungered for her father in her life again.
She hungered to not be in the situation she was placed in.
She hungered for a community that did not have to be ruled by the elite of the Capital.
She hungered to be able to trust the others around her (especially Rue and Peeta).
She hungered for an end to the games she hated, having been forced to watch them each year.
Isn’t our lives similar?
Don’t we hunger to spend more time with family?
Don’t we hunger to have relationships of trust?
Don’t we hunger to live in a society that values each and every person?
Don’t we hunger for a society to end poverty, loneliness, homelessness?
We can create a critical, negative atmosphere or we can see the good in society around us. I choose GOOD!
I choose to work for PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY.
Complain all you want about the Hunger Games, it was a good read and thought-provoking on how a powerful society can become if you don’t have a voice.
THANK GOODNESS, we have a voice! But how many people don’t…do you see them…do you speak for them?
Bloggers have the freedom to express ourselves and to share our thoughts.
Look deep inside yourself…what are you hungry for?
What will you be the “girl of fire” for? Lend your voice…
The hunger I crave is for FREEDOM, ACCEPTANCE and LOVE!