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Sophie Monks Kaufman’s Conceit Unconcealable in “The Hunger Games…”

In response to Sophie Monks Kaufman’s 706‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Little White Lies

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When one is reading “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review”, one cannot escape the feeling that the author, Sophie Monks Kaufman, is as obstinate as her disdain implies.

The author’s judgmental approach screams of narrow-mindedness from the outset, emphatically drawing on preconceptions to justify her stance. She continues this trend throughout—the subject never deserving of her respect. She seems resolved to believe it is utterly irredeemable, thereby not even worthy of an attempt.

Kaufman places a large amount of emphasis on expectation—indeed far too much. The overly verbose text embodies this, implying an attempt to conceal her impending condemnation with justifiable wariness. This fails miserably however, due to the gravity by which she relays her harsh judgement. Her gavel bangs down with a “guilty as charged” finality that leaves little doubt it was conceived beforehand. One can only hope the reader will be sensible enough not see through her premeditated prejudice.

To allow something to stand on its own merits is not easy, but even the slightest bit of open-mindedness would have been refreshing in “The Hunger Games…” As it stands, this is a dogmatic, unwavering rant that serves as nothing more than a soapbox for Kaufman to push her personal agenda. The reader will not benefit from such rhetoric, and would do well to avoid it altogether lest they become just as cynical as the author.    

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