Traumatic Adolescences and Revolutionary Tendencies in Brian Singer’s X-men – Clarice Loke

Traumatic Adolescences And Revolutionary Tendencies In Bryan Singer’s X-men (2000) In X-Men the stigmatising, marginalising powers of mutancy push mutants into two ideologically oppositional camps, one heroic (the X-Men) and the other villainous and anti-society (Magneto’s group) which come to represent good and evil in the film. The impending apocalypse in X-Men is brought about Continue Reading

Survival versus Morality of Youths in the Presence of a Protector in the Hunger Games and The Road – Peng Yun Ting

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (2008) and Cormac Mccarthy’s The Road (2006) are both successful post-apocalyptics texts featuring young protagonists. They describe the development of youths’ morality within apocalypses. Analyses of the texts have largely surrounded ethical implications of choices characters must face. In an environment where their survival is constantly threatened, selfishness is the Continue Reading