I agree that she loves Gale more as brother; direct quotations:
Gale: "I love you."
Katniss: " I know"
and so on...she cannot say "I love you" , although she said that when he was so badly beaten and even though she kissed him, she felt guilty when she found Peeta watching her. Thus, Gale is more as a precious friend/family. However, in Peeta's case, she clearly cannot live without him:
"I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me."
"I feel that thing again. The thing I only felt once before. In the cave last year, when I was trying to get Haymitch to send us food. I kissed Peeta about a thousand times during those Games and after. But the was only one kiss that made me feel something stir deep inside. Only one that made me want more...Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of making my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind."
Do I need to say more?
Well, just for assurance, she compared herself to Annie, Finnick's girldfriend, that she was going or already is crazy, mentally disturebed by the loss of her love.
Well in the first book it doesn't hint that she likes either of them. She treated Gale as her admirable brother and Peeta as a friend who was acting like he loved her (and vice versa) in order to survive. But in The Hunger Games, it shows the relationship with Peeta and Katniss. And I think she secretly likes/loves him, but is focused more on surviving and is confused between the whole act they have to put on. But the second book it shows Katniss's relationship with Gale and how Gale has always loved her. When he admits to her, she admits as well (they kissed...and this, unlike with Peeta, isn't an 'act')
I think she loves Gale more, or at least is more aware to her feelings she shares with Gale. (She has known him for a longer time) With Peeta she's probably confused between what she thought was acting, and survival etc.
im not really sure but in catching fire she said that she has chosen gale and the rebellion and a future with peeta is the capitols design not hers she also said "Gale is mine,I am his anything else is unthinkable"..but she also spends a lot of time with peeta and the stuff they shared during the games. i guess we`ll just have to wait for he next book to find out.. >:) whee TEAM GALE
Katniss- "I imagine watching Gale volunteering to save Rory in the reaping, having torn from my life, becoming some strange girl's lover to stay alive, and then coming home with her. Living next to her. Promising to marry her. The hatred I feel for him, for the phantom girl, for everything, is so real and immediate that it chokes me. Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable."
Catching Fire, pg. 27
Katniss- "He took my face in his hands and kissed me. I was completely unprepared. You would think that after all the hours I'd spent with Gale that I would know all there is to know about his lips. But I hadn't imagine how warm they would feel pressed against my own... I tried to decide how I felt about the kiss, if I liked it or resented it, but all I really remembered was the pressure of Gale's lips and the scent of oranges that still lingered on his skin. It was pointless comparing it to the many kisses I'd exchanged with Peeta. I still hadn't figured out if any of those counted."
Ok, for all of you who say she thinks of him as a brother... would you say those things about you're brother? I think not. And the last thing she says about Peeta, those kisses don't count, she was faking. So she has one real kiss with Gale, and one real kiss with Peeta later. But she has so much history with Gale... I think she loves him the most.
I think Katniss loves both of them right now. She is sure she loves Gale because he's her best friend and he's been there for her all this time, so it seems natural. But I do think it's a little fuzzy for her to determine what kind of love she has with him. Brotherly love, definitely, but more than that? She tries experimenting with a different kind of love in CF and tries to figure out exactly how she feels about him, but I don't think she's quite got it figured out yet, because her relationship with Peeta is confusing her. She says Peeta and her are just friends, but I think it's more than that. She is always wishing for physical closeness from Peeta; him sleeping with her to drive away her mightmares, wanting him to hold her after he's been so strict in their training, etc. A normal friend wouldn't long for that sort of thing.
Although in Catching Fire Katniss says she has chosen Gale over Peeta, right after that she wakes up, wishing Peeta were there, and then has to remind herself that she chose Gale. I think the quote goes something like this: "And then I remember I'm not supposed to wish that anymore. I have chosen Gale and the rebellion, and a life with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine."
So, she basically is thinking "Oh, I wish Peeta were here...whoops! I'm not supposed to want to be with Peeta anymore because I chose Gale! I forgot...I'm going to have to remind myself that whenever I think about Peeta."
So, needless to say, I don't think she's made her final decision yet. :) I am hoping that in Mockingjay she'll realize her true feelings for Peeta and accept them. ♥
TEAM PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!! and i im positive she loves both of them and that is possible i have a feeling she will end up with peeta cause in the books she keeps talking about how she can't live with out him and when they are in the train she walks into his and his lips touch her neck she says warmth spreads through and she doesnt want to let go ....EVER!
she's confused with peeta because she spends more time with him. if gale had the opportunity, it would be sure that they will end up together. katniss clearly stated that she chose gale by choosing not to run away. she just wants peeta's company because there's no one else. but if gale was with them in train or anywhere, she would definitely choose gale's company than peeta's.