The Hogwarts Professor – First 30 Discussions

Hello there!

Now I would like to introduce to a renowned blogger, The Hogwarts Professor. He is quite a methodological writer and analyze the topic quite profoundly. As the name suggested, he is quite a fan of The Harry Potter series.

The link will bring you to his 30 discussion prompts. I cannot say I agree with most of the opinions but it does make you think below the surface.

The list of discussion topic are as listed below.

What would you say?

Mockingjay Discussion 1: Team Peeta?

Mockingjay Discussion 2: District 13

Mockingjay Discussion 3: War and Television

Mockingjay Discussion 4: The Pearl Plot?

Mockingjay Discussion 5: The Three Sure Things

Mockingjay Discussion 6: Series Continuity

Mockingjay Discussion 7: Gale Hawthorne

Mockingjay Discussion 8: Blood and Roses

Mockingjay Discussion 9: The Assassin

Mockingjay Discussion 10: Predictions Scorecard

Mockingjay Discussion 11: Review Revue

Mockingjay Discussion 12: Real or Not Real?

Mockingjay Discussion 13: President Hillary Coin?

Mockingjay Discussion 14: The Hunger Games Formula

Mockingjay Discussion 15: The Hanging Tree

Mockingjay Discussion 16: Katniss’ Meadow Song

Mockingjay Discussion 17: Books vs. Broadcast

Mockingjay Discussion 18: Harry Potter’s Shadow

Mockingjay Discussion 19: Shadows of Twilight

Mockingjay Discussion 20: A Children’s Book?

Mockingjay Discussion 21: What the Votes Tell Us

Mockingjay Discussion 22: Ring and Mirror Composition

Mockingjay Discussion 23: What Have I Unleashed on My Students?

Mockingjay Discussion 24: So Whatever Happened to…?

Mockingjay Discussion 25: A Week Later

Mockingjay Discussion 26: Getting to the Ballad Roots of ‘Hanging Tree’

Mockingjay Discussion 27: The Meaning of Prim’s Cat and Kat-niss

Mockingjay Discussion 28: Was Peeta Right about the Revolution?

Mockingjay Discussion 29: Is Mockingjay an NRA Advertisement?

Mockingjay Discussion 30: Hunger Games and the Lord of the Rings

I had serious trouble following the Pearl Plot. I don’t know what you guys would think. Also I cannot seemed to put into my head that Mayor Undersee’s wife is the mastermind behind all the things that ended up Katniss being the Mockingjay. Well that’s my opinion. What do you think?

Chapter 1 The Hunger Games Part 1

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I am obsessed. So I am writing some things that I wish to understand in the book. I wrote some things here. I am hoping to write and have a good discussion with fellow Hunger Games fan.

Here we go.

1) I have read in certain website discussing the same matter that Katniss waking up not finding her sister close by is foreshadowing something already. I don’t know if it’s the reaping or someday she will leave her (dead) along with her mother (to District 4)

2) Buttercup was mentioned very early in every book. Surely the author meant something. There might be no love between Katniss and Buttercup but surely he is important. There is an interesting theory that Buttercup was Katniss’s alter ego (link provided) Well the name already suggested cat-like, also she was nicknamed ‘Catnip’ by Gale and remember who provided shelter for Katniss in the Capitol in Mockingjay? Tigris, the cat. It’s Buttercup’s presence that made Katniss came to terms with Prim’s death.

3) I always have this impression that The Meadow is deemed as a beautiful place by Katniss. A place she was able to play and be a child for once.The story started with a picnic with Gale overlooking the Meadow (last look on her childhood) This is also the place where she hid (a place for refuge) when her mother was angry when she sang The Hanging Tree (her father knew exactly where she was), a safe place for the people from District 12 to be when Capitol brought the bombs, for a tiny moment the author mentioned the tiniest detail about a place Meadow-like, where the hummingbirds were studied at Beetee’s work place in 13. Note the color mentioned. She saw a spring-green (her favourite colour) hummingbird (a bird, she’s the mockingjay) feeding an orange (Peeta’s favourite colour) blossom (a flower, as represented by dandelion) That was how the bird survives. At the same time, Gale was putting on an idea how to snare hummingbirds and playing up to their instincts. Here she find some of his ideas conflicted with hers.

The Meadow Song was sang to Rue, the same song she sang to Prim. Both very innocent, loved and dead, under different circumstances and both affected her differently. One towards the Capitol and another towards the Rebels/Coin. This simple song actually started her fire, made her act upon her hatred towards the Capitol (wreathing Rue in flowers)/Rebels (shooting Coin) and also when she realized what Peeta said suddenly made sense after all.

And of course, The Meadow was also the place where her children play in the Epilogue, happy like her many years ago. The epilogue would not happen if she chose Gale and Panem would still have The Hunger Games.

What do you think?

Chapter 1 – Part 1

There is a lot of things to discuss and I might as well start the ball rolling on the very first page.

3 things.

1) I have read in certain website discussing the same matter that Katniss waking up not finding her sister close by is foreshadowing something already. I don’t know if it’s the reaping or someday she will leave her (dead) along with her mother (to District 4)

2) Buttercup was mentioned very early in every book. Surely the author meant something. There might be no love between Katniss and Buttercup but surely he is important. There is an interesting theory that Buttercup was Katniss’s alter ego (link provided) Well the name already suggested cat-like, also she was nicknamed ‘Catnip’ by Gale and remember who provided shelter for Katniss in the Capitol in Mockingjay? Tigris, the cat. It’s Buttercup’s presence that made Katniss came to terms with Prim’s death.

3) I always have this impression that The Meadow is deemed as a beautiful place by Katniss. A place she was able to play and be a child for once.The story started with a picnic with Gale overlooking the Meadow (last look on her childhood) This is also the place where she hid (a place for refuge) when her mother was angry when she sang The Hanging Tree (her father knew exactly where she was), a safe place for the people from District 12 to be when Capitol brought the bombs, for a tiny moment the author mentioned the tiniest detail about a place Meadow-like, where the hummingbirds were studied at Beetee’s work place in 13. Note the color mentioned. She saw a spring-green (her favourite colour) hummingbird (a bird, she’s the mockingjay) feeding an orange (Peeta’s favourite colour) blossom (a flower, as represented by dandelion) That was how the bird survives. At the same time, Gale was putting on an idea how to snare hummingbirds and playing up to their instincts. Here she find some of his ideas conflicted with hers.

The Meadow Song was sang to Rue, the same song she sang to Prim. Both very innocent, loved and dead, under different circumstances and both affected her differently. One towards the Capitol and another towards the Rebels/Coin. This simple song actually started her fire, made her act upon her hatred towards the Capitol (wreathing Rue in flowers)/Rebels (shooting Coin) and also when she realized what Peeta said suddenly made sense after all.

And of course, The Meadow was also the place where her children play in the Epilogue, happy like her many years ago. The epilogue would not happen if she chose Gale and Panem would still have The Hunger Games.

What do you think?