Rebellious Lass: From Robin Hood to Juliet,Katniss Everdeen at Play in The Hunger Games


  • John Franklin Pittsburg State University



The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, Robin Hood, Juliet


By tracing Katniss Everdeen's character development from gender-bending ersatz Robin Hood to revisionist historian to star-crossed lover playing the role of Juliet, we can see how she reveals conflict and history as essential elements of this saga of adolescent rebellion.

Author Biography

  • John Franklin, Pittsburg State University
    John Franklin (BA Rice; MA Miami of Ohio; PhD Florida; Texas Teacher's Certificate) began his career at Jones High School in Houston. During that time, he combined his love for literature with a love of travel, spending twelve-week summers in Britain with a backpack or a bicycle visiting the settings of the fiction, drama and poetry he taught: London for Dickens; Scotland for Macbeth; Canterbury for Chaucer; and, the Lake District for Wordsworth. One Fourth of July he ventured further abroad, discovering himself atop the Acropolis in Athens, thinking, Here I am at the birthplace of democracy on the birthday of the greatest democracy that ever existed. He has spent his life since then appreciating and sharing his good fortune. John Franklin is an Associate Professor of English, a Supervising Professor of English Education and the Director of the English Education Internship Program at Pittsburg State University in Southeast Kansas where he teaches Literature for Middle and Secondary Schools. He can be reached at






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