killerkitty22 replied to your post: “worldwithinworld replied to your post: “mereadingthesigns replied to…”:
The funny thing is if THG would have had a male protagonist, no one would care about the romance. Also people seem to think that love=romance.
I completely agree. Again, the comparison to how the love themes in Harry Potter are treated is RIGHT THERE. It’s a real shame that people seemingly want to constraint the types of stories told simply because the protagonist is female, and it’s not exactly what I would call a feminist approach.createourownlight replied to your post: “worldwithinworld replied to your post: “omg i agree w/ u! i love SC’s…”:
In a scene in THG she ponders the future, when Prim’s married and gone, & she’s left alone. It scares her. She WANTS a family, but can’t risk it in the world she grows up in. That bit, plus her dreaming of the epilogue? Blatant foreshadowing.
I also completely agree with this: Collins is not subtle with her foreshadowing. The very fact that Katniss wants Prim, her beloved sister, to marry and have a family shows that she DOES equate having a family a desirable thing that can bring happiness (because she would NEVER have wanted Prim to be less than happy). But it’s something that she fears for herself, and so I always viewed her thoughts of Prim marrying as a kind of projection. After Peeta’s baby announcement before the Quell, she even tells the reader that what she fears most is losing her children, not having them. So, yeah, it’s hard for me to understand a reading that doesn’t recognize that Katniss having children IS actually a manifestation of her wishes.