Comparing Katniss’s relationship with Peeta and Gale, Gale and Katniss seem more compatible.
Knowing that Katniss and Gale will always share the one thing that they both love which is hunting, and she knows this. “I wonder if Gale is in the woods yet. Usually we devote all of Sunday to stocking up for the week. Rising early, hunting and gathering, then trading at the Hob. I think of Gale without me. Both of us can hunt alone, but we’re better as a pair” ( Collins, 109).
This is quote is implying that the both of them are better together when it comes to keeping their family living happy and healthy, more specifically hunting, their one true passion. Although Peeta is supposed to be her partner for the Hunger games, she feel as if what they have together will never compare to what Katniss and Gale have established. She has the feeling of questioning Peeta’s motive as she does not feel safe, but with Gale she never finds herself questioning his intentions.”I can’t help comparing what I have with Gale to what I’m pretending to have with Peeta. How I never question Gale’s motives while I do nothing but doubt the latter’s.
It’s not a fair comparison really. Gale and I were thrown together by a mutual need to survive. Peeta and I know the other’s survival means our own death” (Collins, 112). This quote is the testimonial to my reasoning above, meaning that it backs up to what I have said. Katniss does not feel anything towards Peeta but the fact that they have to strategize together to stay alive, but she claims to not trust him in a way she trusts Gale.District 12 and The Capitol are two whole different worlds. District 12 remains to be the poorest district out of all 12, as it is known for coal mining.
Katniss, Gale and their families live in The Seam, which is known to be poverty-stricken. The Seam is underprivileged. Everyone in District 12 tries their hardest to make enough money to survive because it is very hard to stay alive and be wealthy in the Seam.
“Our part of District 12, nicknamed the Seam, is usually crawling with coal miners heading out to the morning shift at this hour. Men and women with hunched shoulders, swollen knuckles, many who have long since stopped trying to scrub the coal dust out of their broken nails, the lines of their sun- ken faces” (Collins, 5). This quote displays how hard they work, how much they must endure to make a living and try to help their families. Many individuals become sick but are still determined to attend to their duties because they are scared they may be punished.
For how many years will they keep on working in these dangerous conditions for the Capitol. Across the universe there is the Capitol, the Capitol of Panem does not live in poverty and they do not struggle to make ends meet. Everyone in the Capitol is amazingly rich and do not worry about anything, but they have a weird sense of fashion and beauty. The Capitol is the most luxurious and futuristic city, the city is polished from top to bottom andas clean as it can ever be. “The cameras haven’t lied about its grandeur. If anything, they have not quite captured the magnificence of the glistening buildings in a rainbow of hues that tower into the air, the shiny cars that roll down the wide paved streets, the oddly dressed people with bizarre hair and painted faces who have never missed a meal. All the colors seem artificial, the pinks too deep, the greens too bright, the yellows painful to the eyes, like the flat round disks of hard candy we can never afford to buy at the tiny sweet shop in District 12″( Collins, 59).
It just seems that these people do not have to worry about anything but enjoy life. The difference between these two scenes is that one will live in poverty and under strict rules, while the other will live happily with money and never worry about picking up a brick.