Friday, December 12, 2014
The Classical Roots of ‘The Hunger Games’ - WSJ
In the Wall Street Journal, Barry Strauss dug into the roots of this popular movies series:
"But we shouldn’t ignore the deeper themes of the tale, which are not only classic but classical, reaching back to Greece and Rome and the very foundations of Western culture. At the heart of the story are three beautiful, heroic young people: Katniss Everdeen and her male romantic interests, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne. They form a love triangle, but they also represent, from the point of view of the ancients, an aroused citizenry banding together and fighting for freedom against an evil empire."