Research Article

The Image of Childhood in Pop Culture (Childhood in Crisis)


  • Raluca Zbîrcea Zbîrcea PhD Student, University of the West Timișoara, Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, PhD Studies Department ; English and Italian Teacher at Jean Louis Calderon High School and Socrates High School Timișoara, Romania


This article will focus on the importance of educational values instilled in teenage characters of the Twentieth and Twenty-first century English and American Literature. Education is a fundamental part of intellectual freedom and one of its main values is enhancing how children view, exist in, and participate in the world (Rothwell, 2013). The scope of what follows is to examine the image of childhood in popular culture, comparing two great novels, Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Hunger Games written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. In both novels, children tend to get into various crises, as evidenced by contrasting images. It is here where the survival instinct becomes dominant and children lose their childhood together with their innocence.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (9)





How to Cite

Zbîrcea, R. Z. (2021). The Image of Childhood in Pop Culture (Childhood in Crisis). International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(9), 202–208.



Childhood, crisis, gens, behaviour, nurture, pop-culture