Katniss Everdeen

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Katniss Everdeen's relationship with Gale Hawthorne is outside of the arena, which makes the love stronger and more believable; ‘Team Gale’ was forced to break up due to the Hunger Games. Her relationship with Peeta Mellark is inside the arena, and all for attention; ‘Team Peeta’ was created because of the Hunger Games. This makes the relationship less believable, and ultimately weak. Katniss Everdeen's relationship with Gale Hawthorne is stronger than with Peeta Mellark. Gale knows everything about Katniss, as they are best friends. "'He’s good looking, he’s strong enough to handle the work in the mines, and he can hunt. You can tell by the way the girls whisper about him when he walks by in school that they want him. It makes me jealous…show more content…
"Gale gave me a sense of security I'd lacked since my father's death." (Collins 135) Mr. Everdeen, Katniss' father, was a strong male figure, until death. Although, Gale is sort of a 'father figure' to Katniss. Because of this, a sense of reliability and love comes from Gale. This love and reliability can't come from Peeta. The strong foundation of the relationship between Katniss and Gale is how many things they share in common; death, loss, survival. The only thing truly connecting Peeta and Katniss is the need to survive. Some may argue that, with the circumstances given, Katniss and Peeta truly need, and love each other. Even though they are dependent on each other, they have to be, as there is no other way to get through these conditions. Katniss doubts Peeta's intentions, but trusts Gale whole-heartingly. "I can't help comparing what I have with Gale to what I'm pretending to have with Peeta. How I never question Gale's motives while I do nothing but doubt the latter's." (Collins 136) Katniss explicitly explains her thoughts about both Gale and Peeta in this part of the book. Without knowing these thoughts, the audience wouldn't know Katniss' true thoughts of Gale until later in the
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