Hunger Games: 20 Wild Revelations About Katniss And Gale’s Relationship
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They shouldn't even have to make decisions like these. He managed to declare his love for Katniss Everdeen live on national television during his interview with the colorful host Caesar Flickerman, not only as an act of truth but as a strategy to help Katniss have a stronger chance of winning the Hunger Games.
He was able to hand Katniss a variety of slayed animals, mock the Capitol in their secret place, trust her with his own life and teach her how to trap, but he couldn't voice his own feelings.
Most of these instances occur during vulnerable, emotional moments during which Katniss seems to seek comfort above all else. Given the fact that she only sees Gale as a friend much of the time, there's more of a sibling between them, but the fact that even Snow could see chemistry between the two friends proves that it was there. It ended up being the very plan that resulted in the loss of Primrose Everdeen, the little duck whom Katniss volunteered for in the first place.
This is something their relationship would never really recover from. He's not the prime reason she and her family survived, but he definitely helped her learn several of the hunting tips and tricks that she uses on a daily basis that helped her win the Hunger Games. This doesn't detract from Katniss' character at all. Much of her survival through her first Games also depended on Rue, whom she befriended during the Games. What about his family that he worked so hard to protect?
Luckily, Madge brings Gale morphlingan expensive painkiller from the Capitol, before the pain gets too bad. She finally understands his lifelong need to rebel against the Capitol. Gale spends the next few days at Katniss' house, receiving free care and treatment from her mother and Prim.
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Eventually he goes home and begins working in the mines, but ever since his whipping there has been a crackdown in District Furthermore, the merchant families have stopped bringing Hazelle laundry because of the Hawthorne family's association with Katniss.
Rory takes out tesserae, which upsets Gale greatly.
He is devastated by the news that Katniss will be a tribute in the Quarter Quelland tells her that they should have run away when they had the chance. He helps Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch in their training efforts by teaching them all about snares and trapping. Gale watches the Quarter Quell from afar, and is probably horrified by Peeta's false proclamation that he and Katniss are married and that Katniss is pregnant. When the victors are broken out the arena, the Capitol bombs District Gale manages to rescue about people and lead them into the woods.
With only two bows and a fishing net, he manages to feed them all for three days before they are rescued by District Gale is at Katniss' bedside when regains consciousness from her concussion, and tells her that District 12 is gone. Mockingjay Gale in the ruins of District 12 In MockingjayGale lives in District 13 and spends time with Beetee designing weapons to use against the Capitol.
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Katniss becomes uncomfortable with the brutality involved in some of Gale's weapons. He is one of the main characters and has a deeper relationship with Katniss while Peeta is a prisoner of the Capitol, but their relationship undergoes a number of strains throughout the book. 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. Peeta provides her with safety and security in the world that she now knows and has seen, and to the person she is now while Gale provided it in the world she knew and to the person she used to be but based on the quote, Katniss has trouble reconciling this reality. Katniss has trouble reconciling this reality up until the very end in which she still hopes to find Gale and to rekindle romance in their former meeting place in the woods.
She initially wants to pursue her feelings for Gale because that is who she wants to be with even if it means that she has to change into someone who she is not.
But her feelings and interactions with Peeta are complicated throughout Mockingjay. She gets involved in the rebellion not only because she cares for him or has feelings for him, but because she feels she has to save him. Once Peeta is back in the picture, Katniss appears to be cold towards Peeta but it is because while she cares for Peeta, she does not necessarily want to be with him, does not want to be with him at that time and needs space, or has unresolved issues with Peeta and needs to work through them.
This presents another prison for Katniss as not wanting to be with Peeta is reproached against her because of all that Peeta has done for her and because of all that he has gone through. On top of that, Peeta is no longer who he was, and no longer sees her as he once did.
He sees her as a monster and tries to kill her. He is both a physical danger and psychological influence to her as on top of trying to kill her, he lowers her mental health by causing her to make decisions and judgments based on the guilt she feels instead of what she wants and needs and by making her feel low and lower than she already feels at various parts in Mockingjay. Peeta's impact on Katniss' mental state is highlighted where Katniss expresses "All those months of taking for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over.
Finally, he can see me for who I really am. And I hate him for it. Peeta makes her feel bad about herself and makes her feel guilty, and Peeta's return did not entirely mean a romantic rekindling for Katniss. She tries to deal with her conflicting emotions for Peeta and for her situation with him by avoiding him, and when she cannot avoid him her encounters with him are filled with hostility.
But she is not allowed to deal with her conflicting emotions without having more guilt placed on her plate. Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't have a fully loaded weapon next to you round the clock. But I think it's time you flipped this little scenario in your head. If you'd been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you? 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. 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.