Aware of Gale's large family, Katniss provides for his family while he provides for the Everdeens what Katniss herself cannot kill. Gale probably could have had Katniss if he fought for her. 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. She comes to love him and she does need him. He was, ever after, The Boy with the Bread. He's also helpful in giving Katniss a little optimism before the Games.
I think there is something to the argument of Peeta coming to see Katniss as she really is vs getting to see Katniss as other than he thought she was and so when I re-read the books I will definitely look to see for which one strikes me as more supported by the text. Amazon Web Services This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. But her feelings and interactions with Peeta are complicated throughout Mockingjay. We'll be real: it's very easy to get sucked into all that drama. The series, both in the books and the films, find Katniss taking a harsh, relentless, and ultimately unforgiving hero's journey.
Peeta's hope for a future in the world that exists is more aligned to Katniss' desire to survive and get through life than is Gale's desire to change the current world, and is one of the reasons that Katniss and Peeta are more of a match for each other. Can she ever feel the same way about him? Katniss does both but then is reproached and chastised with no regard for her wants and needs. You can see that in the frank way he talks about the Hunger Games. Fancy tricks with a bow—especially tricks that end with arrows sticking out of other people—can make a huge difference in attracting sponsors and staying alive. Katniss became a damaged character. Could it possibly be because she does not want to? Thus, it would have made plenty of sense for Katniss to be played by an actress of mixed ethnicity. AppNexus This is an ad network.
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. In order to fully understand Katniss, you must understand her relationships. At least, it continues to the end of the series, when the dynamic becomes inverted, and they end up together in the epilogue, married with children. They both needed to support their families with their hunting and trapping skills and they relied upon one another to bring in enough game and foraged plants to provide for their houses. The rebellion valued her promos much more than they valued her as a person, largely because they seemed to believe the promos were critical to the war effort.
That is an unavoidable fact that hangs over any potential relationship between Katniss and Gale, but Katniss doesn't really chastise Gale. But that wouldn't make for a good story, would it? Amazon Tracking Pixel Some articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products. Also, Gale's principles, and the hating of The Man that comes with it, prompts him to give Katniss some useful and lethal advice before she gets dropped into the blender. She's going to who needs her most. While Peeta eventually becomes more willing to challenge Katniss as a partner, he doesn't seem nearly as good at is as Gale. Very good study of the Hunger Games. Throughout the story of Catching Fire and later in Mockingjay, it becomes apparent that Gale has feelings for Katniss, and that she may return those feelings for him.
Early on in the film, Katniss' team finds themselves in a minefield of elaborate traps designed to keep intruders out. He even volunteered to rescue Peeta because he wanted Katniss to be happy. A lot of conflict in Katniss' personal life comes from her love life. Gale is conveniently and easily removed from the ending and she never chooses Peeta but rather accepts him in her life. The first installment in the Hunger Games franchise ends with Peeta and Katniss proclaiming their love to one another, saying they will eat poisoned berries together rather than attack one another. At the end of Catching Fire, District 12 is bombed by the Capitol and Gale survives, ultimately ending up in District 13.
That's a pretty big level of trust, and it means that, even at her loneliest moments, Katniss still has someone watching her back and ready to lend a hand back home. I loved the books and the movies. Here are 20 Things That Make No Sense About Katniss. He's not the angel he's portrayed as! Amazon Unified Ad Marketplace This is an ad network. I appreciate you taking the time to read the article and comment! The Hunger Games is like a shaky bridge, made a zillion times worse. Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence insisted that Lawrence not wear a wig while playing Katniss. 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.
Following the death of their father, Prim's mother descended into a deep depression which left Katniss solely responsible for caring for herself and for Prim. I love the plot and Katniss' character but I really, really hate the love triangle. Some will argue that there is no true love triangle between these three and those that make this argument have strong support for this and it's true, there really isn't a love triangle ; however, it seems that summaries of the story cannot avoid naming this as a love story, and specifically a love story involving a love triangle. Or when Katniss lay her head on Gale's shoulder while they were on a propaganda mission? The world of Gale and home must seem unreal to her at this point. On the day of the reaping, Gale reveals that he has very high odds to be picked to participate in the deadly Hunger Games. 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. But there are several compelling reasons why Katniss made the wrong choice, and we've rounded them up below.