The Mockingjay Phenomena: A Study on the Position of Young Adult Women in Dystopia

Hultman, Hannah (2016) The Mockingjay Phenomena: A Study on the Position of Young Adult Women in Dystopia. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Karen Raber from English, University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this research is to explore the messages and impact of three young adult dystopian trilogies, The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Uglies. In particular, the role of the American female teenager in political, economic and social spheres is discussed through examining the three female teenaged protagonists of these novels. For comparative purposes, George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World function as counterpoints to the young adult novels; the analysis of these different novels will prove that young adult dystopian novels show young adult women that their choices and actions can be integral to their societies on a political, economic and social level.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hultman, Hannah
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in English, and B.Accy. in Accounting
Thesis Advisor: Karen Raber
Thesis Advisor's Department: English
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Depositing User: Hannah Hultman
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 18:35
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 18:35

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