Raptorific - Analysis of the “love triangle” in The Hunger Games. (Extensive spoilers ahead)
Love in “The Hunger Games”: Why Katniss Falls for Peeta Regardless, The Hunger Games is chock-full of possible psychological analysis. . She has co- authored a book about relationship violence titled Voices of Hope. An examination of the relationships Katniss maintains throughout The So consider this a summary of Katniss's relationship with Peeta. Continue reading for my analysis of the relationship between Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. This analysis is based off of reading the.
Both of them start the series in love with Katniss, or, more accurately, with the potential to love her. He wants for them to run away and live in the woods.
Now, Katniss is willing to die to save Prim as evidenced by her volunteering as tributeso it goes without saying that if they were to run away, she would not leave without Prim. Katniss and Gale gather their loved ones and run into the woods.
They are absent from the reaping. They send hovercrafts into the surrounding woods, and immediately find the Everdeens and Hawthornes fleeing the district. On the off-chance Prim survives, she is thrust into the games anyway without Katniss there to volunteer because, as shown by Lavinia, those who try to flee their districts are either made into Avoxes or executed.
The status quo remains in tact and Primrose Everdeen, too gentle to kill, is killed in the games. Katniss is so well-known that her disappearance would not go unnoticed by the Capitol, and she would be hunted down. He wants them to run away from the Capitol and live on their own, despite the fact that, given the circumstances, they would be found and punished almost immediately. Think about the crisis point: Katniss could have chosen to kill Peeta. Katniss kills Peeta and goes home to district Psychologically scarred, she goes back to District 12, does the victory tour, and ends up with Gale.
However, unable to cope with killing the boy who saved her life, she turns to drink and ends up pushing everyone she loves away just like Haymitch. Now, Katniss had a choice there. Peeta would not kill her, so she could choose between killing Peeta or killing herself. 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.
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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.The Hunger Games: Peeta and Caesar Flickerman Interview [HD]
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. Her feelings for him developed when she was being controlled by the Capitol, when she was in the Games, when she was emotionally and mentally unstable, and while she was being manipulated by Peeta. But she has developed feelings for Peeta and a need for him as the beginning of her statement was "I wish Peeta were here to hold me, until I remember I'm not supposed to wish that anymore.
I have chosen Gale. 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.
At that time, they were only children: Peeta saw her and threw her some bread for her to eat. Because of this event, Katniss believes she needs to reward Peeta for his generous action. When the Games begin, they are forced to separate from each other and form alliances with other tributes. However, they get reunited and from that moment on they stick together until the end of the event, in which they are proclaimed winners. During the Games, Katniss realizes how important it was for her to be accompanied in a psychologically horrendous environment.
This works as a possible cause that justifies her initial isolation from him and from any other tribute during the bloodbath. Since a wounded person could make her waste some time and attention from predators, she would be in disadvantage compared to individual tributes.
Now, we will attempt to analyze her relationship with her helpers: However, her relationship with Haymitch is another story.