Your Back-to-School Resource
August 26, 2012 2 Comments
Judging by the traffic I’m suddenly getting here in late August via searches for stuff like ‘what does katniss teach us’, ‘katniss moral power’, ‘moral messages hunger games’, ‘what are katniss’ morals’, etc., I think I’ve figured out what all the cool teachers learned – in their summer workshops (which count as CE) – to assign as a ‘relatable’ back-to-school essay topic.
Anyhow, as always, I’m happy to oblige: the moral message of the Hunger Games is that it’s bad (not good) to sacrifice teenagers in televised free-for-alls for the sake of societal harmony. Even though that would totally work, if you ask me. Meanwhile, Katniss’s moral power is that (unlike most teenagers) she doesn’t want to kill the other teenagers, she just wants them all to die in convenient ways. Also she can shoot a bow & arrow and that’s kind of like that one Greek myth about like, wasn’t there one who was a girl who shot a bow & arrow or something?
Anyways, school sucks, doesn’t it?