World-building across the disciplines: Exploring loss in literature, creative writing, and pedagogy
AdvisorChansky, Ricia A.
CollegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Art
DepartmentDepartment of English
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World-building and creative writing serves as a space for problem-solving for authors and readers. Through the reading of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, one finds how the author uses binary oppositions to reflect the emotions of her main character. Collins presented her main character, Katniss Everdeen, who overcomes problems through the expression of her feelings, written in first person. Through the analysis of The Hunger Games, the portrayal of many theories arises, such as world-building, fantasy, young adult fiction, writing therapy, creative writing, and pedagogy leads to my creative chapter Memories where the main character, Lina Hitomi, shared similar characteristics to Katniss Everdeen. This creative chapter also highlights the character's emotions through the use of binary oppositions. Therefore, The Hunger Games and Memories offer readers a world to navigate their emotions.