Oct 28, Team Gale. The Hunger Games Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, Katniss Everdeen. Relationships: Gale Hawthorne and Katniss Everdeen. Nov 14, Much like pizza and pepperoni, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark go together perfectly. But allow us to blow your mind with the following. Answer: The relationship Katniss and Gale have in the book the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a very trustworthy friendship. Katniss says when asked.
It isn't how he would be treating me at all. He would be trying to get me back at any cost. Not shutting me out, abandoning me, greeting me with hostility at every turn. Or do they treat them with hostility and act against them?
Katniss does both but then is reproached and chastised with no regard for her wants and needs. The implied message here is that Katniss should do for Peeta what he would do for her but after Katniss saves Peeta she does not do this.
The question is why? Could it possibly be because she does not want to? Could it be because she has reasons or reservations that distance her from him? Haymitch claims that Katniss is "punishing [Peeta] over and over for things that are out of his control" but when looked at closely is that really what Katniss is doing?
Katniss is presented with a predicament that she never comes to work through. She wants to pursue a relationship with Gale but cannot do so without having psychological and emotional ties to Peeta with who she first came to associate romantic actions and feelings with and with who she now psychologically and physically associates safety and security with.
This is combined with her feeling responsible for Peeta and combined with the fact that she now has feelings for Peeta. But these romantic actions and their resulting feelings and development came while she was being controlled and manipulated, and they are also surrounded in trauma. She also cannot pursue a relationship with Gale without being judged, reproached, and "guilt-tripped" combined with the fact that she is no longer the Katniss she used to be.
Yet while she longs for Peeta, she does not necessarily want to be in a relationship with him or never makes it clear that she does. Her thoughts of him relate to what he makes her feel, what she came to associate with him i. Katniss' abandonment of Peeta after she works to save him from the Capitol is a form of releasing herself from the role that she had been given and a form of releasing herself from the responsibilities that came with that role, as well as a way of protecting herself from the now-dangerous Peeta.
Her behavior shutting him out, abandoning him, and treating him with hostility at every turn was one of the only ways she had left to her to communicate to Peeta and to others that she did not want to be in a relationship with Peeta or at least that she needed some space from him.
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She wants Peeta to live, be safe, and she cares about his well-being as supported by her joining the rebellion to save him and as is supported by her guilt and complicated feelings throughout the story. She cares for him as indicated by her inner dialogue. We do not get to see her process this realization but can piece it together based upon her earlier decision to be with Gale and her pursuing an unofficial relationship with Gale i.
Katniss is not allowed to not want to be in a relationship with Peeta or is not allowed space from Peeta to sort out her wants and needs because of all that he has done for her and because of all that he has been through. So Katniss finds herself trapped and manipulated once more. Who was Katniss' true match? Peeta Mellark Both of them were equal matches for Katniss. Neither of them were matches for Katniss. Katniss is an acceptable match for Gale and Peeta because both Gale and Peeta have seen or come to see Katniss for who and what she is and have found traits that they want in a partner and are more than happy to take Katniss as she is.
And while Gale and Peeta have had the opportunity to make this assessment about Katniss and to determine that she would be a worthwhile companion, Katniss has not been able to make this assessment for herself and has not even allowed herself to venture emotionally, mentally, or physically into that territory due to her circumstances, life experience, and how she views life.
Even the time she tries to give herself to work through her emotions is taken away from her by Haymitch, those that reproach her, and the war. Neither Gale nor Peeta match Katniss' spirit, her view of life, or what she wants. Gale wants to change the current world in which they live and does not accept the world in which they live, Peeta hopes for a future in the world that exists, while Katniss wants to survive and get through life.
Both Gale and Peeta want Katniss but neither one of them take into account what Katniss wants and most of the time Katniss does not even get to take into account what she wants because what she wants and what little she knows that she wants is constantly manipulated and threatened by forces outside of her control and by the people in her life.
In addition, it can be argued that both Gale and Peeta have an agenda when it comes to Katniss. Gale is removed from the ending after his indirect involvement in Prim's death but prior to this Katniss was faced with the decision of changing and being with the guy that she cared for and wanted to be with or staying the same and being with the guy that she cared for but did not completely want to be with.
Or to be with either of them and in so choosing to be with a guy focused on his own needs over hers based upon Gale and Peeta's discussion over who Katniss will "choose. She also never has to work through her complicated feelings regarding each of them and regarding herself. Katniss does not choose Gale but she does not choose Peeta either.
She goes back home to District 12 to continue her life.
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But Peeta does go back to Katniss, and Katniss accepts him in her life. She comes to love him and she does need him. Katniss later reflects "What I need is the dandelion in the spring.
The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. Even with rebirth instead of destruction and the promise that life can go on no matter how bad her losses, Katniss continues to have a complicated relationship with Peeta as supported by their dialogue and struggles. Peeta continues to manipulate Katniss as Katniss gives Peeta two children because he "wanted them so badly.
According to Peeta's explanation of their meeting during what is widely known as the Cave Scene among fansthe pair met when they were five years old on the first day of school.
Though Katniss failed to notice Peeta, he noticed her, her dress, and her pigtails. Later his father told him that he had once been in love with Katniss's mother, but that she had chosen Katniss's father for his beautiful singing voice. Katniss didn't notice Peeta at the time. She would only come to recognize him years later, when she was starving and digging through the garbage behind the Mellark Bakery. His mother tried to run her off, and she and Prim would have starved if Peeta hadn't dropped some loaves into the fire, then tossed the ruined bread to Katniss to take home to Prim.
Later, when Katniss saw a dandelion in a field, she associated the flower with hope and hope with Peeta. He was, ever after, The Boy with the Bread. He had saved her life. So when Peeta's name was called out at the Reaping, his was only the third most dreaded name Katniss could have heard the first being Prim's and the second being Gale's.
She knew that in order to survive and return from the Arena, she was going to have to kill him, or see him be killed. Peeta manipulates Katniss throughout the series. He's not the angel he's portrayed as! Katniss manipulates Peeta using his love for her as a tool.
I'm just not sure. It could go either way really. I really don't care one way or the other. I just like the story! See results Throughout the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss pretends that she is in love with Peeta in order to please the sponsors, but she immediately reveals the truth upon their return from the Arena.
Peeta is, for obvious reasons, devastated, but he remains determined to convince her to love him, in spite of her rejection. Perhaps because of her rejection, the Capitol doesn't have a hard time convincing Peeta that Katniss never loved him and was, in fact, his enemy.
In the end, it's Katniss who must convince Peeta of their love for one another. It takes the events of Mockingjay for Katniss to begin to come to terms with her feelings for Peeta and to be able to tell him that she loves him. The question is, does she, in fact, love him in the end, or is this just another form of manipulation used by Peeta to make her think that she does? Some people believe that Peeta manipulates Katniss throughout the series, and others believe that it's Katniss who manipulates Peeta.
Weigh on to the right! Haymitch's heavy drinking may have something to do with Katniss's lack of trust in her mentor, but his obvious appreciation of Peeta also stands in the way of their relationship. During the training period in the Capitol, it's obvious that Haymitch is conspiring with Peeta without discussing their plans with Katniss. While this may be standard for the training before the Games, Haymitch is also one of the ones who encouraged Katniss and Peeta to stick together.Exclusive Interview - Catching Fire - The Love Triangle (Katniss, Peeta and Gale)
Cinna encourages Katniss before the 74th annual Hunger Games. Source The Relationship with Cinna From the very outset of their time together, Katniss's relationship with Cinna is affectionate. He's kind to her, telling her that he's sorry she was reaped and that he's going to do everything he can to help her center herself and be prepared for the Games.
Cinna is, in essence, Katniss's best friend in the Capitol. He is one of the people who holds her together when it's obvious that everything else could easily fall apart. It's Cinna who grounds and focuses Katniss when she's ready to fall apart. Affected and obtuse, she is the one who is charged with the responsibility of getting Katniss and Peeta to the Capitol where they may eventually meet their untimely deaths. Who could like a person who is cheerful gleeful, even!
Moreover, who could feel comfortable with a person who doesn't have any faith in their ability to survive the Hunger Games? Effie's not really a bad person: When Katniss visits the remains of District 12, Gale goes along in order to protect her. On their way back to District 13, Gale comforts Katniss and reassures her everything will work out.
When Peeta is interviewed with Caesar FlickermanGale tries to go to Katniss and help her when she leaves the room, but Boggs attempts to stop him. Gale and Katniss talk about the situation and she tells him that she'll be the mockingjay.
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She and Gale go hunting like they used to and the two of them enjoy their time together until he asks her why she cares for her prep team so much. Katniss tells him that they helped her a lot in the Hunger Games. Gale becomes mad about this and leaves. He and Katniss go to the weapons room where Beetee has been inventing weapons for the rebels.
There, Gale is allowed to pick out a weapon and chooses a military bow and arrow. Gale in Mockingjay Gale goes along with Katniss and the others to shoot propos for the rebellion. Gale and the group arrive in District 8 to film their propaganda at a hospital. While there, the Capitol attacks the hospital and Gale, along with Katniss and the others, battle the enemy. After the battle they meet at the command room in District 13 and discuss the propaganda.
They decide to allow Katniss to go back in to combat and shoot more propos when she is ready. Gale goes to comfort Katniss as she heals. Gale goes back to Beetee and helps him make military weapons. Gale and Katniss have tension between them.
Gale tries to be normal around Katniss but she knows he saw the interview and tries to not talk or say anything about it. Gale tells her it was to protect her since she is too stressed, Katniss enraged tells him to stop lying to her. Gale and Katniss go to District 12 to shoot another propo.
When shooting one at Katniss' house, Gale asks to see his house, but Cressida tells him to reenact the night of the bombing. Later Gale and Katniss kiss because they are both in pain and the only way to escape this pain is by this. After the interview with Peeta, the entire district retreats to safe bunkers during the bombing. Gale saves Prim's life during an air raid because he went to check the Everdeen compartment to make sure it was clear and found Prim and Buttercup. The two make it to the bunker in time before the doors are closed and locked.
After Katniss and Finnick break down during a propaganda shoot due to the impact of Peeta and Annie 's torture, Gale is the first to volunteer for an extremely dangerous mission to rescue Peeta, JohannaEnobaria and Annie from the Capitol. Gale safely makes it back to District 13 and receives medical attention. After Gale is healed he goes to build weapons with Beetee. Katniss is sad that he is making weapons that could hurt innocent people in the process and he tells her he is playing by the rule book Snow plays with.
Gale and Beetee go to District 2 to assist the group. Gale and Katniss' relationship grows deeper as the two spend the night comforting each other. Gale and the others go to "The Nut" where they try to think of a plan to attack in and thus take control of District 2.
Gale conceives a plan that involves blowing up the inside of The Nut, which upsets Katniss because it would kill innocent people.
After some arguments with Katniss, they decide to bomb The Nut but leave the train station open so the people inside The Nut can escape. Gale visits Katniss in the hospital when she awakens and the two argue about what has happened.
Gale informs her of District 2 siding with the rebels. Gale tells Peeta he has changed and Johanna agrees with him. Gale takes Katniss aside and tells her Peeta has changed and isn't seeing her for who she truly is. Before Katniss goes to guard Peeta, Gale pulls Katniss away and asks her about her plan to head out on her own, and Katniss says he should go with her.
Gale helps the team take cover in an apartment and they witness a broadcast that shows footage of the squad members' supposed deaths. Gale tries to calm Peeta down and promises he will kill Peeta if it came down to it. The squad travels underground in the tunnels and later are attacked by lizard mutts that hiss Katniss' name. Gale and the squad are able to make it out of the tunnel but have lost Finnick, Jacksonand a few others to the mutts.
The squad splits up, Gale follows Katniss.
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The two of them battle off peacekeepers and head to President Snow's mansion. After almost dying from a trap activated by a pod, Gale is taken away by peacekeepers.
As he is being taken away, he mouths at Katniss "shoot me. Afterwards, Katniss' sister is killed in a method akin to one he devised.