The Hunger Games: A Romantic Analysis of the Peeta vs Gale "Love Triangle" | HobbyLark
Welcome to the latest edition of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part Things get complicated, however, when Gale kisses Katniss in the woods. But the breaking point of their relationship comes in the face of Prim's death. THE HUNGER GAMES from left Jennifer Lawrence Liam But allow us to blow your mind with the following real talk: Katniss should have. Speaking at the UK press conference for Mockingjay - Part 2, about the relationships and romance between Katniss and Peeta and Katniss and Gale they don't have the luxury of a first kiss or wondering if he likes her, too.
Snow may have bought their plan and Katniss and Gale would likely have moved into Victor's Village, married and possibly remained there without ever starting a rebellion. Both of the teens change their minds about running away at different points in the series, but Gale's instinct to put Katniss, along with his family, over any sense of duty or rebellion that he feels points toward his commitment to the girl from the Seam.
To be fair, we are pretty sure that Katniss would punch the lights out of anyone else who dared call her Gale's special nickname. There's also the fact that many brothers and sisters share silly nicknames for one another, giving this tidbit an ambiguous nature. Gale Hawthorne's views are fundamentally different, as he argues from a more traditional standpoint where casualties of war are acceptable as long as they help win it.
Gale is also eager to jump on the "Let's take out the Capitol! In the end, fighting the Capitol did result in the loss of her sister and thousands of other citizens, but it did end the fascist regime that controlled Panem and, hopefully, resulted in the freedom for everyone in the country.
It's also important to note, as ever, that these two are teenagers faced with daily violence and a revolution. 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. Gale has been single-handedly supporting his mother and three younger siblings ever since his father was killed; with him gone, they would starve.
Katniss explains that Gale has always been angry with the Capitol and the state of the Seam, and that he often lets out his anger on her in the privacy of the woods.
Gale also mentions that he might like to have kids one day, if not for the fact that they would likely lead very difficult lives in the Seam. Gale gives Katniss advice before he is taken away.
At the reaping, Gale gives Katniss a ghost of a smile, since the odds aren't exactly in his favor: He had 42 slips in the reaping ball. When Katniss volunteers to take Prim's place in the Hunger Games, he holds Prim back from Katniss as she makes her way to the platform.
In the Justice Building, Gale enters the room and tells Katniss that she is stronger than the Capitol and can win the Games. Gale advises her to make a bow if there is not one in the Cornucopia. He also promises to protect and provide for her family in her absence. As Peacekeepers drag him out the room, Gale shouts, "Katniss, remember" Katniss never finds out what he wanted her to remember.
Gale sits in the forest instead of watching the beginning of the Games. With Katniss gone, Gale takes over all of the duties that she normally fulfills to support her family. He hunts for the majority of Prim and her mother 's meals and gathers the supplies for her mother's apothecary.
Although he asks for nothing in return, Prim and her mother repay him with what little milk and medicine they can spare. Gale watches the Games on television, both at home and in school, as is required, and suffers greatly to see her in danger. He later mentions watching a lot of the Games with Prim and Katniss' mother, mostly likely to lend moral support.
In the arenaKatniss realizes that it would be to her advantage to feign love for Peeta, but she feels guilty because she is confused about her feelings for Gale. Later it is made clear that Gale found it very painful to watch Katniss play out her romance with Peeta, although he guessed that it was at least partially a sham on Katniss' part.
Through Katniss' thoughts, we found out about several events in Gale's life. We find out that he and Katniss once saw a rogue boy and girl running from a Capitol hovercraft in the woods, and failed to help them as the boy was killed and the girl kidnapped.
We find out that once he and Katniss shot a deer together in the woods and sold its meat for enough money to buy a nanny goat for Prim.
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Gale carried the goat to Katniss' house because he was so excited to see Prim's reaction. Gale is hurt when he sees Katniss kiss Peeta.
Once Katniss became one of the final eight tributes alive, the Capitol sent camera crews to District 12 to interview her family and friends. When asked about her friends, everyone directed the camera crews to Gale. However, the Capitol people thought that Gale was "too handsome and too male" to be Katniss' best friend without jeopardizing Katniss' on-screen romance with Peeta. Therefore, Gale is presented in the interviews as Katniss' cousin.
Gale seems to resent this falsehood, as does Katniss. Gale, as well as his mother and siblings, greets Katniss at the train station when she comes home from the Hunger Games. Catching Fire By the beginning of Catching Fire, Gale has turned 19, graduated school, and begun working in the coal mines. He spends all of his Sundays hunting in the woods with Katniss.
The two remain best friends, but their relationship has been complicated by Katniss' on-screen romance with Peeta Mellark. Gale being struck by Thread. Katniss, confused about whether or not she actually loves Peeta, and feeling like she somehow betrayed Gale during the Games, has fallen out with Peeta and now devotes her time to Gale and his family.
She hunts in the woods every day and gives all the produce to the Hawthornes. She offered to give the Hawthornes a share of her winnings so that Gale doesn't have to work in the mines, but Gale refuses to allow this. He is even uncomfortable with Katniss hunting for his family, although his mother Hazelle does not object. Gale and Katniss did not see each alone until a few weeks after the end of the Hunger Games, at their meeting place in the woods.
They shared an emotional reunion. The kiss only added to his suspicion that Katniss does not really love Peeta. He threatens to kill Gale and his family if she doesn't convince Panem that she is truly in love with Peeta. She admits that her engagement to Peeta is fake, and that Snow was unconvinced by their romance and is probably going to kill all of Katniss' friends and family. She asks Gale and his family to escape into the woods with her. He agrees happily, and confesses that he loves her.
He is disappointed by her reply that she cannot love anyone romantically at such a perilous time. He is further angered when he finds out that Katniss plans to bring Peeta along into the woods.
Upon arriving at the whipping post, Katniss throws herself in front the whip and takes a lash across her face before she, Haymitchand Peeta convince Thread to stop the punishment. Gale is active, angry at the Capitol, outspoken, action-taking, and wants to fight for the future that could be.
While Gale hunts to provide for his family and himself, he is not accepting of the current world and of the conditions in which they live.
Gale and Katniss are both from District 12 and come from similar backgrounds in their struggle to survive and provide for their families. For the most part, Gale and Katniss have an equal relationship where they are both equals in the woods, equal providers for their families, and can build upon and contribute to each others' strengths. Gale and Katniss get along and understand each other, but Gale is more vocal and angry than Katniss in his opposition to the way in which they live.
Gale hints at a future life, both personal and in rebellion, but Katniss is not receptive to either. It is not until the third book, that Katniss considers being what Gale wants and being active in the rebellion in a way that she thinks will be agreeable to Gale. This is not so much something Katniss wants so much as a compromise that Katniss is willing to make in order to be with Gale. As the rebellion progresses, Katniss and Gale grow farther apart, both in their personal relationship and in their roles in the rebellion.
Katniss and Gale are best friends and could have potentially built a future together; and had the Hunger Games not happened, they probably would have.
But long before the rebellion, it is clear that Gale is not necessarily a match for Katniss despite their similar backgrounds and friendship. Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen We come to know Peeta and his role in the love triangle as Katniss comes to know of Peeta's feelings for her. As such, we follow the journey with the same confusion and uncertainty that Katniss experiences only later to find more clarity in Peeta's actions and motivations.
Peeta is sweet, sensitive, smooth-talking, and steadfast. He knows that he may not be able to change the world but he hopes for a future in the world that exists. Peeta is from District 12 but he is part of a slightly "higher class" or higher group in District Peeta is the son of a baker and while Peeta is not necessarily rich, he does not go hungry and does not have to struggle in the way that Katniss and Gale do to provide food for themselves and for their families.
This is the first place where we see that Peeta's and Katniss' relationship is one that starts on inequality. Later, Peeta deliberately burns bread so that it is unsellable and so that he is able to give it to Katniss when he sees her starving outside. While Peeta does this out of concern and care for Katniss, it is an act that Katniss does not understand and that Katniss is unable to repay.
Throughout the games, Peeta protects Katniss and looks out for her in ways that she is not able to repay. While Peeta does these things because he cares for Katniss and for other reasons as wellit places Katniss in an uncomfortable position because she "owes" Peeta, regardless of the source of his actions.
The lines become more blurry and the rules more complicated as Katniss has to reciprocate feelings or at least, feign reciprocal feelings for Peeta and as it becomes harder for Katniss to separate what is real and what is not real with regards to how she feels for Peeta and for what is starting to develop in their relationship.
Katniss recognizes that she has to separate out her feelings regarding Peeta, but in the books she is never allowed the opportunity to do so. What I did as part of the Games.
As opposed to what I did out of anger at the Capitol. Or because of how it would be viewed back in District Or simply because it was the only decent thing to do.
Or what I did because I cared about him. These are questions to be unraveled back home, in the peace and quiet of the woods, when no one is watching. Not here with every eye upon me. But I won't have that luxury for who knows how long.
While Peeta is not necessarily a match for Katniss and while the ending of their relationship is not well-developed, it does show that Katniss and Peeta come to be on common enough ground in which to build a relationship on. The Hunger Games "Love Triangle: I have chosen Gale and the rebellion. A future with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine.
Her feelings towards each of them are complicated but her feelings are complicated in general because of everything she has been through, how she has been used, and who she is as a person. Katniss cares for Gale and comes to awaken to her feelings. She risks punishment and her life to stop him from continuing to be whipped. She indirectly lets Peeta know that she cares for Gale and Katniss' actions support her attachment to Gale but being with Gale presents problems for Katniss.
She wants to be with Gale but she also cares for Peeta. There is also the fact that Katniss is no longer the Katniss she was before the Games and her current self is weakened, damaged, vulnerable, depressed, and unstable. Even before the Games, there were differences in the way in which she viewed the world and in the way Gale viewed the world. She wants to be with Gale but being with Gale requires her to change, even if she cannot revert to her former self she still has to change to a self other than what she is.
Katniss is aware of this and this is indicated by her preliminary choice where she states "I have chosen Gale and the rebellion. This means Katniss is considering becoming someone other than who she is and doing something she does not want to do to be with Gale because she cares for Gale.
This statement is also worth noting because it reveals an important aspect of how Katniss feels towards Peeta.