She loves them both. She loves gale initially because he was like the only other person she could connect with. They watched each others backs when they were hunting, they bonded, the could rely on each other. they knew eachother so well its was like her first love and even though it never really said straight out, you know the she loves him. But with peeta, even though she thought the whole thing was for show, she has gone through something so traumatic and strong, and life changing with him. when she moes back gale will be in another place completely. he is so "far" from the hunger games, it didn't happen to him it was not his reality. It made her grow up so much more than she already was. she saw life and death and more love and killing of innocence first hand and you can't come back from that and through it all there was peeta. unfailingly in love with her even if she didn't know until the end. He protected her and she protected him, risked her life even in doing so and not that she wouldn't do that for gale, it's just she DID do that for peeta. They have a bond that goes deeper, stronger, out of experience together that gale couldn't ever grasp fully. In the end I don't think its a matter of who she loves, she loves both, there is so many types of love, stages, maturities, some are knock you off your feet kind of love, some are friends for life, and some are the kind that are so subtle that you don't realize it until you are sitting alone realizing you miss one person so much it just knocks you over the head, it sneaks up on you like where-the-EFF-did-that-come-from kind of love. She is going to be torn in two.
I think she is falling more for Peeta. In the first book "Hunger Games" she obviously doesn't even know Peeta exists in the beginning but at the same time she doesn't LOVE Gale.. just as a best friend/brother, and you know that because when Gale asks her to run away, she doesn't want him to think that there is anything romantic between them, but as the book continues and they're in the hunger games and in Catching Fire, the sequel, she is torn between the two, and as she thought about Gale and Madge's relationship, Katniss said she didn't want to lose him, but at the same time she kind of WANTS to love Peeta. I think Katniss doesn't want to lose Gale to another girl.. as in like "I don't want my best friend to let go of me, and forget about me for that girl" but not in a romantic way, and she realizes how easy it is to act smitten with Peeta, because while they were faking, her feeling for him begin to grow and OBVIOUSLY Peeta was already smitten with her from the beginning. SO IN CONCLUSION, Katniss feels that Gale is more of her brother/best friend and not a lover, and she is confused about Peeta, because her feelings are growing for him in the process of her feelings for Gale whether or not she should love Gale for HIS own safety, or follow her heart.. which is meant for PEETAAAAAA
you guys have mistaken the types of loves. I think Katness loves gale as a brother but I think she feels she owes it to gale to try and love him the way he loves her. she doesn't wanna hurt him and after all the things he's done for her and her family. Its very confuseing to love young because you want to make everyone happy and you wish that you can just make two choices into one but they just wont fit. All and all I think Katness is really in love with peeta because lets face it in catching fire when she found out that the capital had Peeta she behaved in a similar way to her mom after her father died. She didn't ear or talk to anyone and she was about ready to 'try' and kill everyone around her. Gale was soo far from her thoughts, until she went back and he was talking to her only did she respond to anyone.And she also stated that one of the kisses she shared with peeta was like an addiction, somthing she really needed and couldn't get enough of and yet that STUPID guy came in there and ruined the moment, but all and all I just think that Katness is not Bella Swan and she knows exactly who she wants, but is having trouble trying to sort out feelings and whats real and wat was played to save her life. Love is already confuseing enough, add life and death and its hell on the heart. :)
ps-I was watching House and...this guy just struck me as haymitch. Idk y but he just does.
The way I see it, she does not love Peeta. I think she wants to, in some twisted way, but she isn't capable of it. Despite that, I don't think Gale will ever be able to fully understand her because he has not lived her experiences like Peeta has. So, to sum it up, she's basically screwed. Because of the Capitol she's obviously going to be forced into playing the lovesick role, but I'm pretty sure her conscious is going to point her towards Gale.
I am sorry but most of you guys have it wrong. she loves them both. she is so confused about everything, but i think she has more feelings for peeta because he holds her while they are on the train for the tour plus they would not kill ech other in the games. and on Gale's side she wants to love him the way he loves her. he kisses her then she becomes confused. if you are thinking about it it is like twilight edward vs. jacob. you guys are forming teams. you people don't have enough evidence on who she loves the most!!!!
I think that she will end up loving Peeta! Peeta was the one who was by her said through all of the hunger games and he was her ally and obviously her lover through the whole thing! although i have nothing against gale because all I know about his is that she knew him for a long time and hes her best friend and they're like brother and sister. Although it is obvious that she loves gale but she obviously loves Peeta too or else she would have just killed him to be the victor instead of risking her own life just to be with him! And even though she felt she didn't know who to choose she really loves Peeta and Peeta no doubt loves her while for all we know Gale might just see her as a little sister. She loves both just in different ways and i hope she chooses Peeta!
She loves Gale (like a brother), but as a lover? She's got to pick Peeta. She's kissed both, right? As far as "real ones" go, Peeta has 2 and Gale has 1. But the only time she's felt something stirring inside her was when she kissed PEETA. This is in "Hunger Games", when she's only trusted Peeta for 2 or 3 days, and also in "Catching Fire"--AFTER she thinks "Gale is mine and I am his". That recent feeling blocks out all the old thoughts she may have had about Gale. Plus feelings outweigh thoughts...every time.
Then there's the fact that I think Peeta's a better fit for Katniss. When she tells both Gale and Peeta her idea about leaving the Seam, Gale shoots her down, saying it's a dumb idea and he gets extremely angry. Yeah, I can understand why (I'd want in the rebellion too if I lived in Panem) but he's not choosing Katniss. He's choosing something else. Peeta, on the other hand, will follow Katniss to the end of the earth and readily agrees to her plan. The point is, Peeta was willing to go with Katniss. Gale wasn't. True love there? I don't think so.
Finally, there is something to be said about experience. Peeta technically saw her first. (That's part of the guy code, yes?) He liked her since he was FIVE. What's not cute about that? He saved her life. THEEEEEEEN Katniss met Gale and later...the Games. Peeta proved himself to be strong and independent both mentally and physically (though he was pretty noisy... XD). But 22 people died in that arena, and you become a lot closer to someone after something like that than you do when hunting a wee wittle wabbit.
(By the way. Peeta and Katniss's kiss in "Catching Fire...was SO HAWT. I was freaking out, thinking maybe they'll do more than make out (this time)! ...but then Finnick just HAD to wake up....) <3
I agree. Peeta and Katniss had the bread incident when she was little. And She met Gale i think after that happened, Im not sure. And she said it herself
"There has been nothing romantce between me and Gale."
So its not completely obvious, but u have to infer sometimes, but she loves both. So it might be a tough decision for her.
Katniss and Gale seem to have more of a brother/sister relationship. Or maybe I just feel that way because Suzanne Collins made the two characters resemble each other in appearance and personality. Both Katniss and Gale have grown up together and, naturally, due to their life threatening and heart-breaking circumstances have grown closer... At times, their relationship becomes intimate in a romantic, heart-fluttery way...but usually one of them is distracted or hesitant. Gale only started to express his true feelings for her when he felt threatened by Peeta. Jealousy, I feel, should not spark romance and realization. Yes, Gale does care for Katniss and he shows his love for her in his own, guarded way...but he doesn't have anything to offer Katniss anymore than a father, brother, or friend would. In my opinion, though I encourage others to disagree, Gale is very charming because of his silent, masculine persona BUT Katniss and Gale are too similar to have an intimate relationship. Gale acts as her rock whereas Peeta acts as her sunlight...he's bright, warm, and strong at times.
Peeta and Katniss had a very complicated relationship. Peeta fell for Katniss since they were young, and Katniss never noticed him until he intentionally burnt bread to prevent her from starving. As time progresses, Gale's sincerity breaks through Katniss's artificial acts of romance for the cameras and she starts to develop feelings for him. Unfortunately, these feelings were clouded by uncertainty and the ever persistent threat of death and harm to loved ones. Maybe Katniss has been convinced by her own acting abilities or she has only fallen for him because she needs someone to temporarily replace Gale...but I personally ship Katniss with Peeta.
Katniss is in a love triangle and she loves them both. So, its hard to say who...especially since both characters are attractive in polar opposite ways...and Katniss is so indecisive.
I sure hope she ends up with Peeta. I have to be honest; Either one would be great for her and I'm SOOOO glad that I don't have to make this decision in her place... But it's true. Peeta and Katniss have a connection that runs too deep to ever go back from. Gale will find love, right? Seeing as he's supposed to be this super hot, macho man. It shouldn't be hard for him.
I think you were asking the wrong question because she obviously loves them both. The real question I think is who is katniss in-love with?
Anyways, I just can't understand you gale fans. Its obvious who she really loves(peeta). And call me optimistic but I actually thought there was no teams because again, it was clearly obvious who she loves.
I must admit it but at the very begining I liked gale. Then peeta came along and I was like "gale who"? lol
To tell you the truth I don't really know, but i think she is starting to see Gale as more than a friend yet she still hasn't discovered if she likes Peeta because of the way she describes the kiss and she did call out his name. think about that.
First she loves both. The fact is though that Peeta is to angry with her to love her back at the moment and Gale doesn't think of her that way. Another thing please please please stop making twilight refrences. It was a good book but not the best thing out there so please widen ur metaphorical book horizons.
I say Katniss loves both of them. Although I hate to admit it, I think that she will choose Peeta because she has gone through alot with him. But, that does not stop me from wishing that she will choose Gale in the end and it does not stop me from hating Peeta (i think that he's too soft).
Hmm, you make a good point. Katniss kinda confused me through out the book. I wasn't sure from the way she acted at the end if she actually ever loved Peeta.Gale, she loves like a brother, but they talk about him in the book, but we never got to really meet Gale like Katniss and Peeta. I think she loves Gale more.
It could go either way. Personally I think Gale, because Peeta annoys me. (he seems so.... so helpless, not physically so much as emotionally) And I really like Gale, because 1. he's totally the sort of boy I could fall in love with, and 2. I like complex characters and he certainly is one (so angry!) so for now it's a matter of opinion.
WELL! I think she wants to love gale, because she has known him for so long it seems right, but shes also confused about how easy it was to "fake" the love between her and peeta during the whole game. I wanna know whats going to happen int he next two books, because the games over isnt it? what else can be resolved? maybe shell pick a love, but either way, i hope petta. he seems more right.
PEETA DUH!!!! wait thats me... i think she likes gale as brother and peeta as a ally because she went through a lot with peeta but she has known gale since she was 12 so... yea well i kinda ran out of things to say but the answer up there is soooo long i need to at least make this answer a little bit longer... so im gonna write random stuff... OMG PEETA IS SOOOOOO HOT!!!! AND IF A MOVIE EVER CAME OUT I THINK ALEX PETTYFER SHOULD PLAY PEETA!! THAT DOESNT ANSWER THE QUESTION THOUGH... WHY DID THAT PERSON HAVE TO WRITE SUCH A LONG RESPONCE!!!! :)
i think that we would have to wait until the next book. i know its a LONG time (all summer is long) but before i would make a choice i would have to see gale's reaction to first Katniss winning and the fact that she AND Peeta won plus i would have to consider Gale's reaction to Katniss saving Peeta and to see if Gale will profess his love to her if there is any...so idk i hate making predictions but i know we will all find out in a matter of months.
Personally i think that in the end she will end up with Gale because when he was saying goodbye to her he was about to say something to her before they were interupted..i think that whatever he was about to say could have changed their relationship. i also think that Peeta is annoying.
honestly, katniss loves both. it seems like a twilight story also, and i really think she will choose peeta. she loves gale, and everyone knows that. but peeta, there is something there. she loves him too. and it really seems like she loves him alot! i think she will choose peeta. when i read catching fire, i automatically thought she will choose peeta. gale is her best friend, and that will always be there. she loves him, but as a friend. when she "chose gale" when he got whipped, i think she was doing that out of pity. i LOVE gale, dont get me wrong. but i just really think she will choose peeta. they have been through so much, and peeta has always been there. i cant wait until march and getting the last book. but im team peeta, and i do think she will choose him. she loves gale, but not enough. and shes IN love with peeta, she just doesnt know it yet. and since she and peeta have been seperated at the end of catching fire, she will realize she loves him more than a friend. thats my opinion(:
I think she loves both but in the end i think she will choose peeta because he gave her bread when her family was starving to death. Also how comftorable she is with him and how she sleeps with him all of the time.And how peeta got tooken away from her she will soon realize that she misses peeta and she will realize that she wants peeta for more than a friend.
Katniss loves both Gale and Peeta but her love for both of them is different. In the Hunger Games, Katniss is sure she loves Gale but as an older brother. But then her little sister gets chosen at the reaping so she takes her place. So now she and the other District 12 boy tribute are going to fight in the Hunger Games. Little does she know, the male tribute from Katniss's district, Peeta, is in love with her. In the arena, after Ceaser Flickerman says both tributes can work together,Katniss calls out Peeta's name showing that she does care for him. but in Catching Fire, aftrer Gale got whipped, Katniss kisses Gale and choses him as her lover. Even though she loves Gale now and has chosen him she still has a love for Peeta. But this love is different. It is like the brotherly love she felt for Gale in the Hunger Games. It is so strong it is like how Katniss risked her life for Prim(rose)at the reaping. So far Katniss loves Gale and Peeta but has a different type of love for both of them. But we will never konw who she ends up loving untill the end of the series.
Katniss is knows who she loves but in her heart shes trying to hold back the fear of protecting them. Peeta would give his life to save katniss because he simply cant live without her. But it gets so difficult between what is real life and what is for the cameras. And that is why the relationship between peeta and katniss is weak and are not aware of the consequences because if katniss no longer has the urge to be with peeta and chooses gale instead they could both be killed by the capital.
however the relation ship with gale would be so hard because the capital would kill them both because katniss lied to win. But I think gale and peeta both desperatly LOVE katniss. But gale is very under standing because he knows that he should not mess around with peeta and katnisse's reletionship because it could cause all of them there lives.
I will make this short. I think that she loves them both, but in order for the author not to get hate mail or something (haha), she will have to have one of the two be killed. Obviously, Katniss won't make up her mind any other way.
Well i read both of the books and it seems like she needs Peeta MORE than Gale. She is worried when she finds out where Peeta is at the end of Catching Fire, she FREAKS OUT. People who have read both would understand. so i think Peeta.
I think that she might love both of them in a different way. For Gale, he has always been there for her. And in the end of the second book it says that Gale is the only person that knows how she operates. Which shows that they both have such a long history together. In the middle of the second book it says that Katniss CHOSE Gale over Peeta. For Peeta, it was mostly the games. Yes, he was the boy that gave her the bread when she was young but he barely knows anything about her. How can you love someone and be clueless about the details of that persons life. She may not even choose any of them in the end but I think that she truly loves Gale more.
Idk i truly think she loves peeta but is confused about it. She also loves gale as a brother but she doesnt want to hurt him. Also it looks like she likes Peeta more because 2 times wen katnis kissed Peeta she got that warm feeling in her chest (hearT) and she wanted more. as for wen gale kissed her, she felt weird in a way and didnt know wat to do.......
Katniss' emotions are VERY confused. It's hard for her to say what she did as part of the Games, or for the cameras, or because she missed Gale, or because of what she actually felt. That's kind of the whole point of the story. Did it occur to anyone besides me that she might not love either one? Maybe she doesn't WANT a family. She did say that she didn't want to have children that she would lose to the Games. But to finally answer your question (sort of) rather than rambling on and on stupidly, I think Gale is better. He might not be as morally clean as Peeta (who even Gale couldn't help liking), but he's more of a rebel. The stupid people in the Capital still think Katniss loves Peeta, but to love Gale would mean for Katniss to live freely and rebel against the Capital's terrorism (again, kind of the whole point of the book). On an unrelated side note, Gale is AWESOME. He's like a scary ninja who climbs trees and hunts stuff and rebels against the law even though he gets beaten by that one dude.
Oh man.. Katniss Katniss Katniss... she reminds me of Bella from Twilight when she's indecisive about who she loves. Which is NOT a good thing. She really needs to make up her mind and pick one. Personally, I cheer for Gale.