Addendum to my “Hunger Games” post

I stand corrected.  Having merely seen the film and not read the Suzanne Collins novels, I completely based my assumptions about District 11 on what I saw in the movie.  Now I’ve done a bit more digging and discovered that District 11 is an agricultural district.  Not a mining district.  Oops.

Totally changes things.

Or does it?  When Rue dies and the man I assume must be her father acts out his anguish in a way that sets off the rioting, the location site doesn’t look agricultural to me.  As a viewer of the film, not as someone familiar with the book, I made my “district” associations with those images of rioting alone, without the knowledge that reading would have provided.

I’m so drawn into the story at this point that I really need to get my hands on Suzanne Collins’s trilogy of novels 🙂

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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