B. Thesis: “Katniss’s feelings for Gale and for Peeta both stem from an impulse to survive. However, when her survival is no longer threatened, Katniss’s feelings for Gale remain strong while her feelings for Peeta begin to dissolve.”
Quote 1 - “Gale wont have any trouble finding a wife. He’s good-looking, he’s strong enough to handle the work in the mines, and he can hunt. You can tell by the way the girls whisper about him when he walks by in the school that they want him. It makes me jealous but not for the reason people would think. Good hunting partners are hard to find” (10).
Quote 2 - “The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast was clear, then, his attention back on the pig, he threw a loaf of bread in my direction. The second quickly followed, and he sloshed back to the bakery, closing the kitchen door tightly behind him” (31).
Quote 3 - “Gale. The idea of seeing Gale in a manner of hours makes my stomach churn. But why? I can’t quite frame it in my mind. I only know that I feel like I’ve been lying to someone who trusts me” (371).
Quote 4 - “I want to tell him that he’s not being fair. That we were strangers. That I did what it took to stay alive, to keep us both alive in the arena. That I can’t explain how things are with Gale because I don’t know myself. That’s it’s no good loving me because I’m never going to get married anyway. That if I do have feelings for him, it doesn’t matter….” (373).