...Okay, it's not that bad, especially now. You should all come by the sale on Saturday, by the way. It's at Jill's house at 7am, I believe. I'm selling my old Gameboy! Alright, enough shameless advertising.
You know, yesterday I was full of thoughts and ideas. There were a lot of things rolling around in my mind, and I said to myself, "Remember to blog about this." Now guess who doesn't know what to write. :/
I guess I'll address Sara's question to all of us: the meaning of the song "Abraham's Daughter" by Arcade Fire. The song is on the Hunger Games soundtrack, although that doesn't necessarily mean that the lyrics are a direct allegory of the Hunger Games. I guess if I had to assign roles, I'd say Abraham is President Snow; the daughter is obviously Katniss; Isaac would probably be Prim/all the children who are in danger because of the Games; and the angel would be the people of the Capitol, because they're crying out for the slaughter of many innocent kids. It's a really intriguing song, when you think about it. I like the lines, ' Then the angel asked her what her name was/She said, "I have none."/Then he asked, "How can this be?"/"My father never gave me one."' If you think about it within the Hunger Games context, I think it shows how those in control have the potential to de-humanize and take away the identities of the tributes by forcing them to compete in the arena. But that's just my take on it.
Also, if you look at the song from a Biblical perspective, it's really warped, because that's not the way the story goes at all. In the Bible, Abraham is being tested by God. The only reason he is asked to sacrifice his son is to prove his faith, but God didn't really let him kill his son. And then if you want to get into the implications of that story ( Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Genesis 22:2) and how it foreshadows/sort of parallels Jesus--God's only son, whom He loves-- ACTUALLY sacrificing himself...eek, but I have three minutes to post this, so I won't get all theological right now.