How To Read Literature Like A Literary Analysis

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Chapter nineteen of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor is where the implications of geography in literature are explained and what certain geography can mean. Foster writes that geography is “typically about humans inhabiting spaces, and … the spaces inhabiting humans” (Foster 174). He then goes on to list what else geography can do: “it can be revelatory of virtually any element in any work … [it] can also define or even develop character … geography can be a character” (Foster 174-176). And in Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy, the geography of the game arena acts as a character, striking out against the players. For example in the second novel of the trilogy, Katniss returns to the hunger games for the Quarter