Hunger Games: 20 Wild Revelations About Katniss And Gale’s Relationship
Gale is Katniss' best friend. Their lives are very similar, and they each provide for their families.. they understand each other. Although Katniss. At the beginning of The Hunger Games, Katniss notes that the only time she really . Gale and Katniss' relationship grows deeper as the two spend the night . The Katniss-Peeta relationship is very one-sided with Peeta putting in all of the effort I always liked Gale, from the very first scene he's in in the Hunger Games, .
She will do whatever it takes to survive as long as it means keeping her family, and especially her little sister, Prim, alive.
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When Katniss tells Gale that she feels wrong kissing Peeta because of him, for example, Gale scoffs that he wishes he could believe her words. Gale is the only person close to Katniss who really challenges her and calls her out on her lies, which is the mark of a good partner. While Peeta eventually becomes more willing to challenge Katniss as a partner, he doesn't seem nearly as good at is as Gale.
Knowing that he had to care for not only his family but Katniss's while she was in the Games is probably the only thing that kept him from volunteering as tribute. The Hunger Games could have had an entirely different ending had Gale opted to volunteer in place of Peeta.
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.
Contents Biography Early life "We could do it, you know. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it. After his father's death, Gale struggles to provide for his family with help from his mother, Hazelle.
To help feed his family, he hunted illegally in the forest adjacent to District 12, and he applied for tesserae many times. He is 19 in Catching Fire and Mockingjay. At 14 years old, he meets Katniss, who also lost her father in the same mine explosion. They cross each other's paths while hunting in the woods outside of District Despite their initial misgivings about one another, the two slowly warm up to each other and become close friends.
They attended the same school but really met at the mine site when it blew. At the beginning of The Hunger GamesKatniss notes that the only time she really smiles is when she is in the woods with Gale. Katniss recalls that at 14, "Gale already looked like a man. Similar to many people from the Seam, he has olive skin, straight black hair, and grey eyes. Gale admits to have fallen in love with Katniss in Catching Fire, and their relationship grows deeper in each book.
He holds a hatred for the Capitol and has scars on his back from when he was whipped over 40 times in Catching Fire after being caught by the new Head PeacekeeperRomulus Threadillegally hunting turkey. He went to the house designated for the Head Peacekeeper expecting to find old Craywho was the Head Peacekeeper until Thread came to District The Hunger Games Gale at the reaping.
Gale was first introduced in The Hunger Games when he comes to the woodsand shows Katniss a loaf of bread that he got by trading a squirrel with Peeta's father. The two of them talk about the Hunger Games and the reaping while they eat the loaf of bread and goat cheese in the woods. Gale later tells Katniss that they can run away and avoid the reaping, but they both agree that they can't leave their families alone.
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. 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 being restrained by Peacekeepers. Gale is rushed to Katniss' mother and Prim, who set about treating him with their limited supplies. Katniss is very distressed throughout the whole process, and goes berserk when her mother refuses to give Gale more painkillers.
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.