Analysis Of Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins Essay

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In Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen has a relationship between Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne. Gale is her childhood best friend and Peeta is her Hunger Games partner. Throughout the book she demonstrates possible signs of romantic love which creates confused feelings within her. The relationship Katniss has between the two is altruistic love. Their relationships also demonstrate levels of trust. With the assistance of The Meaning of Friendship by Mark Veron, the relationships will be explored. The feelings Katniss has between the two males is altruistic; she is unclear about her feeling for the two but she does unintentionally gravitate toward Peeta. First off Vernon states, “love that is solely other oriented is what we now call altruistic love”(Vernon 141). In other words, one person looks after the other instead of himself or herself. This relationship represents what is going on between Katniss and Gale. After Katniss wins the Games, she tries to help out others, as well as Gale and his family. Katniss says that she has enough money to help both their families but Gale refuses to take any of it (Collins 5). Gale does not take any money because he feels betrayed by Katniss’s actions in the arena. Another example of the altruistic love Katniss has for Gale is when he gets whipped by a peacekeeper. Katniss, without thinking, steps between Gale and the upcoming whip, which strikes the left side of her face (Collins 106). After this incident, she sits…

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