While Katniss Everdeen has her hands full trying to decide between Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth). Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Peeta is picked, and Katniss remembers something he did to help her when they were just eleven. During the time after Katniss' . In the epilogue, Katniss and Peeta are married and have two children. Their first child, a boy, has. There are many shocking elements in The Hunger Games, the dystopic . Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth): Katniss' best friend shares his.
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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.
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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.
This presents another prison for Katniss as not wanting to be with Peeta is reproached against her because of all that Peeta has done for her and because of all that he has gone through. On top of that, Peeta is no longer who he was, and no longer sees her as he once did.
He sees her as a monster and tries to kill her. He is both a physical danger and psychological influence to her as on top of trying to kill her, he lowers her mental health by causing her to make decisions and judgments based on the guilt she feels instead of what she wants and needs and by making her feel low and lower than she already feels at various parts in Mockingjay.
Peeta's impact on Katniss' mental state is highlighted where Katniss expresses "All those months of taking for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. And I hate him for it. Peeta makes her feel bad about herself and makes her feel guilty, and Peeta's return did not entirely mean a romantic rekindling for Katniss.
She tries to deal with her conflicting emotions for Peeta and for her situation with him by avoiding him, and when she cannot avoid him her encounters with him are filled with hostility. But she is not allowed to deal with her conflicting emotions without having more guilt placed on her plate.
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Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't have a fully loaded weapon next to you round the clock. But I think it's time you flipped this little scenario in your head.
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If you'd been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you? It isn't how he would be treating me at all. He would be trying to get me back at any cost. Not shutting me out, abandoning me, greeting me with hostility at every turn. Or do they treat them with hostility and act against them? Katniss does both but then is reproached and chastised with no regard for her wants and needs. The implied message here is that Katniss should do for Peeta what he would do for her but after Katniss saves Peeta she does not do this.
The question is why? Could it possibly be because she does not want to?
Could it be because she has reasons or reservations that distance her from him? Haymitch claims that Katniss is "punishing [Peeta] over and over for things that are out of his control" but when looked at closely is that really what Katniss is doing? Katniss is presented with a predicament that she never comes to work through. She wants to pursue a relationship with Gale but cannot do so without having psychological and emotional ties to Peeta with who she first came to associate romantic actions and feelings with and with who she now psychologically and physically associates safety and security with.
This is combined with her feeling responsible for Peeta and combined with the fact that she now has feelings for Peeta. But these romantic actions and their resulting feelings and development came while she was being controlled and manipulated, and they are also surrounded in trauma.
She also cannot pursue a relationship with Gale without being judged, reproached, and "guilt-tripped" combined with the fact that she is no longer the Katniss she used to be. Yet while she longs for Peeta, she does not necessarily want to be in a relationship with him or never makes it clear that she does. Her thoughts of him relate to what he makes her feel, what she came to associate with him i. Katniss' abandonment of Peeta after she works to save him from the Capitol is a form of releasing herself from the role that she had been given and a form of releasing herself from the responsibilities that came with that role, as well as a way of protecting herself from the now-dangerous Peeta.
Her behavior shutting him out, abandoning him, and treating him with hostility at every turn was one of the only ways she had left to her to communicate to Peeta and to others that she did not want to be in a relationship with Peeta or at least that she needed some space from him.
She wants Peeta to live, be safe, and she cares about his well-being as supported by her joining the rebellion to save him and as is supported by her guilt and complicated feelings throughout the story. She cares for him as indicated by her inner dialogue. We do not get to see her process this realization but can piece it together based upon her earlier decision to be with Gale and her pursuing an unofficial relationship with Gale i. Katniss is not allowed to not want to be in a relationship with Peeta or is not allowed space from Peeta to sort out her wants and needs because of all that he has done for her and because of all that he has been through.
So Katniss finds herself trapped and manipulated once more. Who was Katniss' true match? Peeta Mellark Both of them were equal matches for Katniss. Neither of them were matches for Katniss. Katniss is an acceptable match for Gale and Peeta because both Gale and Peeta have seen or come to see Katniss for who and what she is and have found traits that they want in a partner and are more than happy to take Katniss as she is.
And while Gale and Peeta have had the opportunity to make this assessment about Katniss and to determine that she would be a worthwhile companion, Katniss has not been able to make this assessment for herself and has not even allowed herself to venture emotionally, mentally, or physically into that territory due to her circumstances, life experience, and how she views life. Even the time she tries to give herself to work through her emotions is taken away from her by Haymitch, those that reproach her, and the war.
Neither Gale nor Peeta match Katniss' spirit, her view of life, or what she wants. Gale wants to change the current world in which they live and does not accept the world in which they live, Peeta hopes for a future in the world that exists, while Katniss wants to survive and get through life. Both Gale and Peeta want Katniss but neither one of them take into account what Katniss wants and most of the time Katniss does not even get to take into account what she wants because what she wants and what little she knows that she wants is constantly manipulated and threatened by forces outside of her control and by the people in her life.
In addition, it can be argued that both Gale and Peeta have an agenda when it comes to Katniss. Gale is removed from the ending after his indirect involvement in Prim's death but prior to this Katniss was faced with the decision of changing and being with the guy that she cared for and wanted to be with or staying the same and being with the guy that she cared for but did not completely want to be with. Or to be with either of them and in so choosing to be with a guy focused on his own needs over hers based upon Gale and Peeta's discussion over who Katniss will "choose.
She also never has to work through her complicated feelings regarding each of them and regarding herself.
Katniss does not choose Gale but she does not choose Peeta either. She goes back home to District 12 to continue her life. But Peeta does go back to Katniss, and Katniss accepts him in her life. She comes to love him and she does need him. Katniss later reflects "What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. Even with rebirth instead of destruction and the promise that life can go on no matter how bad her losses, Katniss continues to have a complicated relationship with Peeta as supported by their dialogue and struggles.
Peeta continues to manipulate Katniss as Katniss gives Peeta two children because he "wanted them so badly.
Peeta comes to be a better match for Katniss than Gale, primarily because Katniss comes to "need" Peeta and Peeta brings to Katniss' life things she does not bring herself. There is also the fact that they both become damaged in similar ways and their damages and strengths weave together allowing them to both benefit from the relationship and support each other.
They become crutches to each other. Katniss comes to be a better match for Peeta than she was before and a better match for Peeta in general. Peeta's hope for a future in the world that exists is more aligned to Katniss' desire to survive and get through life than is Gale's desire to change the current world, and is one of the reasons that Katniss and Peeta are more of a match for each other. Peeta's view of life is easier to reconcile to Katniss' view of life and in this regard is also beneficial and balancing as Peeta and his perspectives gives Katniss hope.
By the end of the trilogy, given the changes that both Katniss and Peeta undergo, it is only together that they survive and are strong. Regardless, The Hunger Games is chock-full of possible psychological analysis. At home, Katniss has a boyfriend, a young man named Gale. Both Katniss and Gale fight against the system in their own way which is increasingly seen as the trilogy continuesand he is always successful at making Katniss feel comforted in a world with no comforts.
So why does Katniss later fall for Peeta? Sure, in the first movie she is ambivalent about her feelings for Peeta, the kind-hearted boy with a sexy baby-faced look. But psychology would have predicted their blossoming feelings for each other due to their experiences together in the Hunger Games. The Bridge Experiment In a classic social psychology study conducted ina female experimenter waited around next to two bridges. One of the bridges was low and sturdy — very safe.
Whenever a man would cross one of these bridges, the woman would pretend to be interested in their answers to a series of questions.Peeta And Katniss - All Kissing Scenes
But the study was really all about whether the men would be physically attracted to the woman, which the researchers measured by recording how many of the male bridge-crossers called the woman later. You can probably predict what happened in this study: More men called the woman from the group that had crossed the shaky, scary bridge. Why did that happen? The woman was the same in both conditions. The answer, according to Dutton and Aron and tons of later researchers who have tested this phenomenon in other waysis the misattribution of arousal.